Major Changes to 29 CFR 1910 General Industry & 29 CFR 1926 Construction in 2021
Published hard copies of CFR (Code of Federal Regulation) are useful to have in the field or on the floor. They work well as a quick reference to identify and cite potential OSHA violations or as a guide to spot areas where worker protections could be improved while crafting updated safety plans and avoiding costly […]
New Year – New Labor Laws
Recently, we wrote about the most current minimum wage changes that took place this year. As of January 13, there have been 26 minimum wage changes across the U.S. Today, we will discuss some of the newest labor law changes that could affect your business. With these changes come changes to the required postings. To […]
LOTO: Lockout Tagout Safety Standards at Work
Lockout and tagout, also known as LOTO, is the OSHA standard for the control of hazardous energy. This exists to protect employees by addressing the necessary steps to disable machinery or equipment that could release hazardous energy or unexpectedly start. These hazardous energies, including electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal, or mechanical could seriously harm or […]
OSHA-Compliant Forklift Safety Training Standards
Powered industrial trucks, commonly known as forklifts, are used in a variety of industries. From manufacturing plants to warehouses to construction sites, forklifts are critical pieces of workplace equipment used to raise, lower, and move materials. With their presence being so commonplace it is no surprise how many employers are interested in understanding and providing […]
Possible Penalties For Outdated Labor Law Posters
It is extremely important that employers keep Labor Law posters updated. Fines range anywhere from $13,494 to $134,937 per violation.
Changes to Expect for Labor Law Posters in 2021
They are a few key changes you need to pay attention to as we enter 2021.
Employers Must Update Labor Law Posters for 2021
As an employer, you are required to post labor law posters in a place where employees can see them.
Training Employees to Properly Use PPE in 2020
What Does PPE Stand For? Personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential for those working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In general, PPE protects wearers from environmental hazards that could cause injury or illness. These hazards include physical, chemical, radiological, electrical, mechanical, and biological damage. During the current coronavirus pandemic, wearing PPE significantly reduces […]
How to Prepare for National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week
National Safety Stand-Down is an event held by OSHA and other safety organizations to encourage the prevention of falls in construction.
Recommended Fire Safety Training Procedures for Employers in 2020
Since elementary school, the concept of stop, drop, and roll has been drilled into the young minds of children. Unfortunately, this is often where fire safety training and education ends. In order to properly respond to a fire, it is vital to further expand on this education, especially in the workplace. Many employers feel as though fire safety and training is […]