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

Fall protection requires good gear, good training, and a little math

AS WE’VE PREVIOUSLY SHARED in this space, matters related to fall protection continue to top the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s annual lists of most cited violations and top serious violations. (Please go here to read our recent blog about OSHA’s preliminary violations report for fiscal year 2018.)

For the longest time, falling from heights has been the leading cause of deaths in the construction industry and the second-leading cause of deaths in industry generally.Continue reading

Curtailing drunken driving begins with personal responsibility

THE HOLIDAY SEASON is meant for celebration and joy — and joy in abundance. Unfortunately, irresponsible behavior — constantly the focus of accident-prevention training at Safety Solutions & Supply — can turn a time of great joy into a time of great tragedy and sorrow.

The topic here is the irresponsibility of overindulgent and excessive alcohol consumption — at any time but particularly during the holidays — and the totally preventable traffic-related accidents, injuries, and deaths often caused by drunken driving.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