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OSHA Regulation Books: Updated for 2023

Posted on June 2nd, 2023

OSHA’s general duty clause states, “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees; shall comply with occupational safety and health standards promulgated under this Act. Furthermore, […]

Updated for 2023: Hearing Conservation Training Course

Posted on May 19th, 2023

Occupational hearing loss is preventable and hearing conservation programs work. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 22 million workers are exposed to damaging noise levels at work. Exposure to loud noise can kill the nerve endings in the inner ear and over time can result in permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss due […]

10th Annual National Safety Stand-Down

Posted on May 2nd, 2023

The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees. In addition […]

Food and Kitchen Safety: Why It Matters

Posted on April 28th, 2023

Food safety is important for many reasons, the number one reason? Everyone eats. Food that is handled improperly can make you sick. As a matter of fact, statistically 1 in 6 Americans experience some type of foodborne illness each year. The FDA states, “While the American food supply is among the safest in the world, the Federal […]

2023 Penalty Increase for all OSHA Violations

Posted on April 20th, 2023

Penalty Increase for 2023 Announced In addition to OSHA’s heightened focus on enforcement, the U.S. Department of Labor recently announced changes to Occupational Safety and Health Administration civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2023. Since 2015, agencies have been required to adjust penalties and make subsequent annual adjustments for inflation. The purpose of […]

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 […]