OSHA has announced that it is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs “at this time.” The agency also says it intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A electronically. The effective date for the new rule was already delayed from January 1, 2017.
When President Donald J. Trump released his full budget request for Fiscal Year 2018 he did many in the OEHS community a favor, because he ignited a needed conversation about the real value of worker health and safety to the people of this nation.
The Chamber of Commerce is nothing if it’s not consistent. Consistently opposed to each and every new protection issued or contemplated by OSHA, consistently challenging every new OSHA initiative in court, consistently (and drastically) overestimating the cost of every proposed OSHA standard, consistently opposed to any action by OSHA that would expand (or even maintain) workers’ rights.
Thousands of Canadian high schoolers are learning about safety in the classroom – thanks to a program founded by a grieving father.
Rob Ellis formed an organization called My Safe Work after his 18-year-old son David was killed on his second day on the job at an industrial bakery.
I’m not sure that was their intention, but what could make hiring undocumented workers more attractive than passing a law that “prohibits undocumented workers from receiving payments if injured on the job?”
Arizona goes (OSH) rogue, the construction company petitions Acosta to knock down the silica standard and the cause of a crash that killed five bicyclists is revealed. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
GreenWood, Inc., an integrated operations, maintenance and construction solutions provider, celebrates a major safety milestone of 5 million safe work hours at their Merck project site in Elkton, Virginia. GreenWood provides Merck with various construction related services. The continuous relationship between GreenWood and Merck covers more than 26 years without a lost time injury.
Cal/OSHA has cited two companies $352,570 for multiple workplace safety and health violations, including ten serious and three willful category violations, following an incident in which a worker lowered into a 50-foot drainage shaft fell to his death. Neither D&D Construction Specialties, Inc. nor Tyler Development, Inc. followed permit required confined space procedures to work in confined spaces.
Press brakes are especially dangerous pieces of machinery that require operator caution, regular maintenance, and protective safeguards. Used extensively in the forming of sheet metal and plate materials, press brakes are a frequent cause of amputations and crushing injuries.