Tag: safety

OSHA Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards On October 23, 2018 at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the preliminary top 10 most-frequently-cited workplace safety violations for 2018: Fall Protection — General Requirements (29 C.F.R. 1926.501): 7,270 citations Hazard Communication (29 C.F.R. § 1910.1200):…

OSHA’s Top 10 2018 Violations

OSHA released a preliminary list of its top 10 cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018) last week at the National Safety Council Congress and Expo in Houston. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OHSA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the list, encouraging employers to use it as…

The Workplace Safety Practice Group at leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains OSHA’s recent clarification on its position on safety incentive policies and post-incident drug testing. In May 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration amended 29 CFR §1904.35 to prohibit employers…

Q: What events must employers report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? A: All employers are required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye as follows: Employers must report work-related fatalities within eight hours of finding out about the fatality….

Health and Safety Poster Updated On February 2, 2018, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services updated its Notice to Employees Health and Safety Protection on the Job poster. Employers must conspicuously post this notice in all Wyoming workplaces. See the poster

Hailed as a positive change for employers, last month the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) voluntarily withdrew a 2013 OHSA interpretation letter that changed more than 35 years of policy by allowing non-collectively bargained workers to designate a person affiliated with a union or a community organization to act as their personal representative during an OSHA inspection or to act on their behalf as a walkaround representative.

Question: Should we report the poor results from a company-conducted hearing test on our OSHA 300 log for the temporary agency employees working here? Answer: If the tests/results are an occupational requirement for your regular and/or temporary agency employees performing duties under your supervision, then those results would need to be recorded on your OSHA…

Question: We have an employee with a documented health issue that is treated with medication that makes her drowsy. Recently she was found passed out at work and we would like to know what steps we can take to protect her and the safety of our other employees. Answer: Based upon the fact that you…

Question: How do I create an exposure control plan for OSHA’s blood spill regulation? Answer: The OSHA website includes a great deal of information to assist employers with cases such as the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard. The information however can be a bit difficult to locate. You will find a summary of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen…

Question: What special accommodation should an employer have for an employee who works in a safety-sensitive position who cannot read or write? The employee is required to pass a hazard communication training, as well as be able to respond adequately to an emergency situation, including being able to read and follow safety instructions. Answer: Assuming…