World Hearing Day is March 3, 2019

World Hearing Day is March 3, 2019

Can you hear me now?  The World Health Organization (WHO) is going to make sure that you HEAR all about it.  Puns aside, on World Hearing Day 2019, the WHO is releasing an app that will allow you to check your hearing from the comfort of your own home.  The app* will...
The Importance of Hand Tool Safety

The Importance of Hand Tool Safety

Hand tools and the use of hand tools seems simple and straight-forward; therefore, few employers provide any training in hand tool safety. Likewise, few employers conduct formal tool inspections. However, employees are frequently injured by using unsafe tools or by...
OSHA Revises its Penalty Structure

OSHA Revises its Penalty Structure

Again, OSHA has increased fines to make adjustments for inflation. In case you missed it, the new penalty structure is as follows: Violation Type Penalty Repeated$132,598Willful$132,598 Serious$13,260 Other-Than-Serious$13,260 Posting Requirements$13,260 Employers...
OSHA Releases TOP 10 Violations of 2018 with One Surprise

OSHA Releases TOP 10 Violations of 2018 with One Surprise

As expected, OSHA announced 2018’s Top 10 Violations this past week and the only surprise took the #10 spot. This past year, 1,536 violations citing CFR 29 126.102 were recorded—that’s the standard for Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment that focuses on eye...
OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2018 Will Be Scarier than Halloween Ghosts or Goblins

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2018 Will Be Scarier than Halloween Ghosts or Goblins

It’s October and while most people’s thoughts have turned to cooler temperatures, autumn leaves and pumpkin spice, those of us preoccupied with occupational safety secretly recognize this month as the time of more anticipated topics, such as of the release of OSHA’s...