OSHA http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6617/more en Dementia: A Public Health Concern with Personal, Occupational Consequences http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/dementia-public-health-concern-personal-occupational-consequences <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System HEALTHWORKS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As a public health concern projected to gain momentum in the coming decades, Alzheimer’s disease presents substantial consequences not only for individuals and families, but also within the larger American workforce</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/dementia-public-health-concern-personal-occupational-consequences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/dementia-public-health-concern-personal-occupational-consequences#comments Sponsored OSHA Health Industrial Hygiene Standards Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:28:00 +0000 56311 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA: Safety Failures Led to Deaths of Three Workers Who Entered a Manhole http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-safety-failures-led-deaths-three-workers-who-entered-manhole <div class="field-deck"> A utility contractor has been cited in the deaths of three workers who entered a confined space containing lethal levels of hydrogen sulfide and carbon monoxide. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On Jan. 16, Elway Gray, a 34-year-old pipe layer, entered a manhole in South Florida &ndash; a confined space &ndash; and quickly became unresponsive. Louis O&rsquo;Keefe, a 49-year-old laborer, entered the manhole and attempted to rescue Gray. After O&rsquo;Keefe also became unresponsive, Robert Wilson, a 24-year-old equipment operator, followed to help his fallen coworkers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-safety-failures-led-deaths-three-workers-who-entered-manhole" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-safety-failures-led-deaths-three-workers-who-entered-manhole#comments Construction OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:49:00 +0000 56271 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A worker and two would-be rescuers died when they were overcome by toxic fumes in a Florida manhole in January.</p> Thinkstock OSHA's Web-Based Application Assists Employers with Reporting Injury Data http://ehstoday.com/osha/oshas-web-based-application-assists-employers-reporting-injury-data <div class="field-deck"> OSHA’s web-based application allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Employers now will be able to electronic submit their Form 300A data beginning Aug. 1 thanks to OSHA&rsquo;s web-based Injury Tracking Application (ITA).</p> <p>OSHA recently extended the deadline for providing 2016 Form 300A data to Dec. 1 in an effort to allow employers to become familiar with the new web-based reporting platform as well as provide time for the Trump administration to review the requirements before enacting them.</p> <p>The agency&rsquo;s data submission process has four steps including:</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/oshas-web-based-application-assists-employers-reporting-injury-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/oshas-web-based-application-assists-employers-reporting-injury-data#comments OSHA News Wellness Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:16:00 +0000 56251 at http://ehstoday.com The Effects of Depression on Workers’ Compensation http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/effects-depression-workers-compensation <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System HEALTHWORKS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The phrase “workplace injury” typically conjures a physical ailment—a back injury, a laceration, a respiratory illness—but there’s another, often overlooked consequence of on-the-job injuries that can affect both employees and a company’s bottom line: depression</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/effects-depression-workers-compensation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/effects-depression-workers-compensation#comments Sponsored OSHA Health Industrial Hygiene Standards Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:01:00 +0000 56151 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA Announces Policy Change for Monorail Hoists http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-announces-policy-change-monorail-hoists <div class="field-deck"> Construction companies will no longer be cited for failing to comply with Subpart CC for monorail hoists under the new policy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA has released a new enforcement policy aimed at clearifying&nbsp;the role of monorail hoists under Subpart CC</p> <p>The U.S. Department of Labor&rsquo;s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced a new enforcement policy that excludes monorail hoists from the requirements of Subpart CC &ndash; Cranes and Derricks in Construction, as long as employers meet other OSHA requirements.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-announces-policy-change-monorail-hoists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-announces-policy-change-monorail-hoists#comments Construction OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:30:00 +0000 55901 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA Plans Public Meeting to Talk About Voluntary Protection Programs http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-plans-public-meeting-talk-about-voluntary-protection-programs <div class="field-deck"> OSHA wants to hear from stakeholders about the future of its Voluntary Protection Programs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA will hold a stakeholder meeting on July 17 in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future direction of the agency&rsquo;s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). The discussion will include comments and suggestions from the public on potential avenues for action.&nbsp;</p> <p>OSHA is seeking to &ldquo;reshape&rdquo; VPP so that it continues to represent safety and health excellence, leverages partner resources, further recognizes the successes of long-term participants and supports smart program growth. OSHA would like to know:</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-plans-public-meeting-talk-about-voluntary-protection-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-plans-public-meeting-talk-about-voluntary-protection-programs#comments Safety Leadership OSHA News Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:56:00 +0000 55861 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA A Proposed Rule for Beryllium… Again http://ehstoday.com/construction/proposed-rule-beryllium-again <div class="field-deck"> OSHA has published a new proposed rule on beryllium exposure that rolls back some requirements for the construction and maritime industries found in the final rule initially issued in January 2017. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On Jan. 9, <a href="https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=FEDERAL_REGISTER&amp;p_id=27623" target="_blank">OSHA issued a final rule</a> that established new protections for workers who are exposed to beryllium in general industry, construction and shipyards. Beryllium is a lightweight metal used primarily in specialty alloys and beryllium oxide ceramics. It also is present as a trace material in metal slags.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/proposed-rule-beryllium-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/proposed-rule-beryllium-again#comments Construction OSHA PPE Safety News Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:24:00 +0000 55781 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock OSHA Fines Arrow Plumbing LLC After Fatal Trench Collapse http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-fines-arrow-plumbing-llc-after-fatal-trench-collapse <div class="field-deck"> Blue Springs, Mo.-based Arrow Plumbing LLC faces more than $700,000 in penalties after a 33-year-old employee died in a trench collapse. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On Dec. 15 2016, 33-year-old Donald Meyer&nbsp;arrived at a job site and began to perform his duties as a plumber. He never returned home.</p> <p>While working in a 12-ft-deep unprotected&nbsp;trench, the walls collapsed around Meyer, burying him in 10 ft. of dirt. Rescue crews did not recover his body until that night.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-fines-arrow-plumbing-llc-after-fatal-trench-collapse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/osha-fines-arrow-plumbing-llc-after-fatal-trench-collapse#comments Construction OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:19:00 +0000 55771 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA and Ergonomics: The Past, Present and Future http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-and-ergonomics-past-present-and-future <div class="field-byline"> John Ho </div> <div class="field-deck"> Ergonomics was a hot topic for OSHA in the 1990s, with the agency issuing a standard for ergonomics in 2000, which quickly was repealed in 2001. So why should employers continue to concern themselves with ergonomics? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Ergonomics is the study of work. From an OSHA perspective, it is the process of designing the job to fit the employee, rather than forcing the employee&rsquo;s body to fit the job. This process may include modifying tasks, the work environment and equipment to meet the specific needs of an employee to alleviate physical stress on the body and eliminate potentially disabling work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-and-ergonomics-past-present-and-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-and-ergonomics-past-present-and-future#comments OSHA Health Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:49:00 +0000 55761 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The ergonomics process may include modifying tasks, the work environment and equipment to meet the specific needs of an employee to alleviate physical stress on the body and eliminate potentially disabling work-related musculoskeletal disorders.</p> SLC 2017 Speaker Q&A: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of Lockout/Tagout http://ehstoday.com/reduce-lockout-tagout-citations <div class="field-deck"> This upcoming session at EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference discusses some of the challenges confounding employers about lockout/tagout and offers guidance to employers to maintain compliance with OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Collin Warren, a partner with Fisher Phillips, knows that lockout/tagout (LOTO) is one of the most demanding compliance issues for employers. As such, it generates OSHA citations that can be difficult to defend.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/reduce-lockout-tagout-citations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/reduce-lockout-tagout-citations#comments Safety Leadership OSHA Training News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:19:00 +0000 55751 at http://ehstoday.com