15 Benefits of Workplace Safety that Positively Impact the Bottom-Line The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for enforcing laws regarding safety in the workplace to provide a safe work environment for employees. OSHA establishes guidelines and safety standards for employers, reviews complaints and issues citations to correct behaviors and processes. Citations…Continue Reading
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Approximately two million people worldwide are killed by their work every year according to the International Labor Organization. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 2012 preliminary total of 4,383 fatal work injuries within the United States. An occupational fatality is a death that occurs while a person is at work or performing work…Continue Reading
PART THREE: GHS Safety Data Sheet and GHS Safety Training Requirements This is the final installment of a three-part series which provides an overview of the GHS impact on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OHSA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.1200; the following pertains to Safety Data Sheet (SDS) standardization and safety training for…Continue Reading
PART TWO: GHS Labeling Requirements This is the second of a three-part series which provides an overview of the GHS impact on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OHSA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.1200; the following pertains to new GHS labeling requirements for chemical hazards in the United States. Systems which have been already…Continue Reading
PART ONE: HAZARD CLASSIFICATIONS The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) adopted the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in its revised Hazard Communication Standard [29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1200] on March 26, 2012. GHS is an internationally agreed-upon system designed to ensure consistent global classification and labeling…Continue Reading
Under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide employees a place of employment that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.” A serious violation may carry a penalty from $7,000…Continue Reading
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers shall ensure electrical equipment is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees. The cost of an OSHA workplace safety notice of violation (NOV) can range from $11,000.00 for an electrical safety violation to millions for violations…Continue Reading
Safety is crucial throughout all stages of commercial construction. From planning to construction to operations – taking proper precautions to safeguard lives, secure data and protect property is not only in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), but it is also the right thing to do to mitigate loss of human lives,…Continue Reading
Motor failure can cause severe problems; having a comprehensive plan for approaching the problem in a safe manner is imperative. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires under its safety required work practices that employers shall ensure electrical equipment is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm…Continue Reading
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