Tips, Mistakes, and Standards for Machine Guards

Posted on March 21st, 2023

Machine guards aren’t just nice to have – they’re specified for employers within OSHA standards. How can you create a safe employee work environment around all machines? From nip points and rotating parts to flying chips and sparks, machines have high-hazard elements that can injure and even kill unprotected workers. Here are the most common […]

Top 10 Most Commonly Cited OSHA Violations

Posted on February 28th, 2023

Are OSHA violations still a major concern in the United States? Unfortunately, yes. While it’s true that the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has played a significant role in improving employee safety standards, many workplaces are still deemed unsafe. For example, in 2021, OSHA health and safety inspectors carried out 24,333 federal inspections […]

Electronic Version of Labor Law Posters Now Required

Posted on January 26th, 2023

New York now requires all employers to provide an electronic version of all mandatory labor law posters to their employees. Assembly Bill A7595 was signed by Governor Hochul of New York on December 16, 2022, and became effective immediately. While New York is the first state to require digital versions for all employees, it most […]

Workplace Safety During the Holidays

Posted on December 20th, 2022

The busy holiday season brings with it many challenges for keeping employees safe. Extra hours, increased demand, and potentially, even seasonal employees can all increase safety concerns. It is vital for employers to be vigilant in training employees about hazards in the workplace and safety protocols this time of year. The importance of safe and […]

Keeping Up With Labor Law Changes Is Challenging

Posted on December 8th, 2022

This has been a busy year for keeping up to date with labor laws. In addition to the run-of-the-mill minimum wage increases that happen fairly regularly, 2022 had an unusual number of new required postings. It is quite challenging to watch legislatures and stay in the know about new laws and updates to old laws […]

2023 Labor Law Changes: Be Prepared

Posted on November 29th, 2022

Fall has been a busy season for lawmakers and with that comes many changes to labor law posting requirements. It is essential for businesses to stay up to date on those changes. It can be challenging to continuously monitor the various government agencies that regulate labor laws. On top of the federal requirements, each state […]

Confined Spaces Pose Safety Risks for Workers

Posted on October 31st, 2022

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Preventing Laboratory Safety Risks

Posted on October 12th, 2022

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Are you aware of OSHA’s top cited violations? 

Posted on October 6th, 2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) annually releases its list of the top ten most frequent workplace infractions. This list is based on the number of citations issued by OSHA, and it can help business owners and HR managers understand which safety measures they should take to protect their employees.  Fall protection continues to […]

Severe Violator Enforcement Program

Posted on September 30th, 2022

Last week the US Department of Labor announced an update to OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Since 2010, the Severe Violator Enforcement Program has focused resources on enforcement and inspection of employers who either willfully or repeatedly violate federal health and safety laws. Or further, employers that demonstrate a refusal to correct previous violations. In […]