When Do I Report an Injury to OSHA?

No one hopes for an injury to occur or prays for the worse in another person life, but unfortunately work-related injuries are guaranteed to happen. Even though we can’t make everything perfect, we can be prepared for whatever may happen and the best way to do that is to increase your knowledge on the requirements of reporting an injury so that if an injury does occur you will know how to properly react. Continue reading

OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

Knowing what’s required of you is the way to success in any situations, and knowing your OSHA record-keeping requirements will help employers, workers and OSHA evaluate the safety of a workplace, understand industry hazards, and implement worker protections to reduce and eliminate hazards –preventing future workplace injuries and illnesses.Continue reading

OSHA issues final rule on crane operator certification requirements

THE LONG-ANTICIPATED final rule for changing the OSHA requirements for crane operator certification has been published.

In the new final rule, published Nov. 7, 2018, OSHA (the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration), specifies that certification must be completed via an accredited testing service, an independently audited employer program, military training, or compliance with qualifying state or local licensing requirements.Continue reading