Posts tagged OSHA standards
8 Things to consider from OSHA and MSHA in 2018

It’s that time of year again: for employers to celebrate the successes of the prior year and make plans and resolutions for the new one.  With OSHA and MSHA are making New Year’s resolutions, too, and employers are well-advised to consider what actions these federal safety agencies may take in 2018 that could affect their businesses.

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OSHA Penalties to Increase in 2016

On Nov. 2, 2015, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Act), which is a two-year budget deal. One provision in the Act will allow OSHA to increase the maximum penalty amounts it imposes on employers that violate occupational safety and health standards. These increases will become effective Aug. 1, 2016.

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Making Construction Workers' Safety a Priority

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health constantly looks for ways to lower the amount of work-related injuries and illnesses. For example, they work closely with the construction industry to find ways to protect workers from situations and substances that are potentially hazardous.

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Importance Of Safety Programs & OSHA Compliance

A recent major OSHA citation incident has been getting the attention of many workplace leaders. A company in Houston was cited with six other-than-serious violations, three repeat violations and 10 serious violations. The cost of these issues totaled more than $160,000. The incident is a good reminder to employers everywhere that having a solid safety program is crucial.

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