June 13, 2017
Just in time for the summer spike in temperatures comes an updated app to help employees stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The free app was originally issued by OSHA and has been redesigned by OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. It determines heat-index values, a measure for how hot it feels, based on temperature and humidity.
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May 1, 2017
Servicing and maintaining equipment is dangerous business, causing up to 50,000 injuries and 120 fatalities, including electrocution, burns, crush injuries, cuts, lacerations, amputations, and fractures, each year. Under the new administration, can we expect any changes to OSHA’s lockout/tagout rules or their enforcement?
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April 10, 2017
For the first time since the ergonomics rule was overturned by using the Congressional Review Act during the last days of the Clinton administration, yesterday, the Senate voted 50-48 to adopt H.J. Res 83, overturning OSHA’s rule “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness,” informally known as the “Volks” rule.
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March 17, 2017
OSHA has initiated an unusually high number of inspections in the country’s midsection over the past several months. What are inspectors looking for, and what are they finding? The agency has launched 12 fatality inspections in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska since October 1, 2016—up from seven for the same period in the previous year.
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