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9 December 2016 0 Comments Category: OSHA

OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations

OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations, fiscal year 2016   1. Fall Protection – General Requirements This standard outlines where fall protection is required, which systems are appropriate for given situations, the proper construction and installation of safety systems, and proper supervision of employees prevent falls. It is designed to protect employees on walking/working surfaces (horizontal or vertical) with an unprotected side or edge above 6 feet.   2. Hazard Communication This standard addresses chemical hazards – both those chemicals produced in the workplace and those imported into the workplace. […]

18 November 2016 0 Comments Category: OSHA, Workers' Compensation

Preparing for an OSHA Visit

Use the guidelines below to help prepare for an OSHA inspection. What triggers an OSHA inspection? An OSHA inspection can be triggered by any of the following: Planned inspection Complaint National/local emphasis program (e.g., lead, amputations) Site-specific targeting program (high incident rate sites) Follow-up on a previous inspection Imminent danger Fatality What comprises an OSHA inspection? Recordkeeping OSHA 300 logs from the last five years (or records of work-related injuries and illnesses) OSHA 301 forms or incident reports Reports of fatalities and catastrophic events Annual summaries for the last five […]
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