Posts By: Natalie Gibson

Take a Continuous Improvement Approach to Lockout Tagout Training

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If yours is a workplace where lockout/tagout procedures are part of daily exercises, you’ll want to be mindful that they don’t become secondary considerations. These elements — which as noted by OSHA speak to practices and procedures necessary to disable machinery or equipment so as to prevent the release of hazardous energy while employees perform…

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Dated safety rule up for debate

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A frequently cited U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule up for review highlights intersecting themes of politics, safety best practices and technology outpacing regulation. OSHA’s lockout/tagout regulation, 1910.147, requires energy sources on machinery to be locked out so workers can safely service and maintain equipment. The regulation, adopted in 1989, was based largely on…

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Small Business Employees Value Workplace Safety

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Small businesses struggling to attract competent employees to add to their workforce may be neglecting to address a factor job seekers hold in higher regard than may be expected: workplace safety. A new survey conducted by Employers Holdings Inc. – a Reno, NV-based holding company with subsidiaries offering workers’ compensation insurance and services for small…

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Spotlight on enforcement: 21 cases with fines over $40K

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OSHA isn’t publicizing its enforcement efforts as much as it did under the Obama administration, but that doesn’t mean employers aren’t being cited and fined. Here’s a roundup of some recent enforcement cases that led to significant penalties: Alabama—A motor vehicle parts manufacturer was cited with three repeat violations and three serious violations. The repeat…

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Take a Stand to Prevent Falls in Construction

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We know falls in the workplace are preventable and yet falls remain the leading cause of death in construction. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 300,000 workers in the United States sustained nonfatal injuries from slips, trips, and falls in 2015. Fatalities caused by falls from heights in construction accounted for…

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