In the May 2021 issue of ISHN, a former Fed official encourages sending OSHA feedback, we ask you to take a closer look at your fall protection program, and revisit construction site assessments for a post-pandemic update, and so much more.
Many of you have good ideas for OSHA. I know it is true because I got and used many ideas the public sent to OSHA on proposed regulations and on the OSHA Expert Advisor projects over my 27 years of work at the organization.
Loud noises from machinery, tools and assembly processes are an inherent part of many industrial workplaces. However, neither the short- nor long-term consequences of prolonged noise exposure are something employees should accept.
People are working longer for many reasons, including the need or desire to continue generating income and the inability to afford early retirement.. Regardless of their motivation, these employees have decades of experience, and it shows in the wear and tear on their bodies and joints.
Doug Parker, the former head of Cal/OSHA nominated by President Biden on April 9, 2021, to lead federal OSHA, steps into the most pressurized and politicized atmosphere in the agency’s 50-year history.
Powered industrial trucks are used daily across the United States. They make the impossible task of moving heavy equipment possible. When used correctly, they are great tools, but they can cause severe chaos on a worksite in the hands of untrained personnel.
What is the difference between a target and a measure? Moreover, why is it important to distinguish between the two? At the beginning of every calendar year our teams get together and discuss goals. Our goal meetings are often conducted with the best intentions; however, we often miss our mark by confounding targets and measures.
On December 29, 1970, President Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which was enacted on April 28, 1971. Here’s a brief overview of OSHA through the years as well as what the agency is currently facing.
If you are prepared for an OSHA visit, you likely also have a better safety program and culture. You likely have trained employees, plans in place, emergency drills up to date, and records ready for review.