OSHA http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6617/more en Goodyear Reaches $1.75 Million Settlement After Four Worker Deaths http://ehstoday.com/safety/goodyear-reaches-175-million-settlement-after-four-worker-deaths <div class="field-deck"> Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) settles with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company after four fatal accidents in one year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber Company has agreed to pay $1.75 million in penalties and overhaul its health and safety program after four fatalities occurred at its Danville, Va. plant over the course of a year.</p> <p>Jeanie Strader, Kevin Waid Edmond, &nbsp;Charles &ldquo;Greg&rdquo; Cooper &nbsp;and William Scheier were killed at the facility between August 2015 and August 2016. Eleven subsequent investigations discovered numerous violations at the plant, which manufactures aviation and specialty tires.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/goodyear-reaches-175-million-settlement-after-four-worker-deaths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/goodyear-reaches-175-million-settlement-after-four-worker-deaths#comments Forklift Safety Safety Leadership OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:37:00 +0000 52911 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Cal/OSHA Reminds Employers to Post Work-Related Injuries and Illness Summaries http://ehstoday.com/safety/calosha-reminds-employers-post-work-related-injuries-and-illness-summaries <div class="field-deck"> California companies with more than 10 employees must post their 2016 annual summaries between February 1 and April 30. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>California&rsquo;s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), also known as Cal/OSHA, are reminding employers that they have until April 30 to comply with the agency&#39;s posting requirement for 2016 injuries and illnesses.</p> <p>Companies that employ more than 10 workers must submit occupational fatalities, injuries, and illnesses per the California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Sections 14300 through 14300.48 on an annual basis.</p> <p>Even if none occurred, employers are still required to complete and post Form 300A, Cal/OSHA states.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/calosha-reminds-employers-post-work-related-injuries-and-illness-summaries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/calosha-reminds-employers-post-work-related-injuries-and-illness-summaries#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:48:00 +0000 52901 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Washington Construction Co. Fined more than $200,000 for Repeated Safety Violations http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations <div class="field-deck"> A Puyallup, Wash., construction company allegedly exposed workers to potential falls and other hazards at a residential construction site in Olympia. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Washington State <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lni.wa.gov_&amp;d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=XgtefILxNjCXUNQxGj32dUM9iTIINaaWqlieCZOmwA0&amp;m=IEGEc1unPNRxenbIHx4Xkwb1PAXoUwvl4PjahU4MMRA&amp;s=S2-375Zb8dp-26d5YP7nGLRbLQ67n45bJz19CF5NYyQ&amp;e=" target="_blank">Department of Labor &amp; Industries</a> (L&amp;I) has cited J &amp; I Construction for 13 violations for allegedly exposing workers to falls and other hazards, including several that are considered willful and repeat-serious. The findings include penalties totaling $203,420.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations#comments Construction Fall Protection OSHA News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:33:00 +0000 52851 at http://ehstoday.com Part II: Are You Ready for OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard? http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/part-ii-are-you-ready-osha-s-new-respirable-crystalline-silica-standard <div class="field-byline"> Luis Pieretti, PhD, CIH, CSP </div> <div class="field-deck"> This is the second article in a three-part series reviewing OSHA’s standard for respirable crystalline silica. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In Part I of this series analyzing OSHA&#39;s crystalline silica standard, I mentioned that the <a href="https://www.osha.gov/silica/" target="_blank">new permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica</a> is 50 &micro;g/m3 with an action level of 25 &micro;g/m3. A series of requirements will be in effect depending on the employee&rsquo;s exposure.</p> <p><strong>Exposure Assessment</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/part-ii-are-you-ready-osha-s-new-respirable-crystalline-silica-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/part-ii-are-you-ready-osha-s-new-respirable-crystalline-silica-standard#comments OSHA Health Industrial Hygiene News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:06:00 +0000 52831 at http://ehstoday.com <p>On March 25, 2016, OSHA published the long-awaited respirable crystalline silica rule, which the agency says will affect 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and 300,000 workers in general industry operations such as brick manufacturing, foundries and this hydraulic fracturing operation in Colorado.</p> Thinkstock Are You Ready for OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard? http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/are-you-ready-osha-s-new-respirable-crystalline-silica-standard <div class="field-byline"> Luis Pieretti, PhD, CIH, CSP </div> <div class="field-deck"> The first in a three-part series of articles analyzing OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline silica standard, this article from Luis Pieretti, PhD, CIH, CSP, discusses the new PEL and how it might impact employers in general industry and the maritime industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On March 25, 2016, <a href="https://www.osha.gov/silica/" target="_blank">OSHA published the long-awaited respirable crystalline silica rule</a>, which the agency says will affect 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and 300,000 workers in general industry operations such as brick manufacturing, foundries and hydraulic fracturing.</p> <p>This rule took effect on June 23, 2016, after which industries have one to five years to comply:</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/are-you-ready-osha-s-new-respirable-crystalline-silica-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/are-you-ready-osha-s-new-respirable-crystalline-silica-standard#comments OSHA Industrial Hygiene Respirators Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:48:00 +0000 52811 at http://ehstoday.com Free Retro-Inspired Posters Highlight OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2016 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/free-retro-inspired-posters-highlight-osha-s-top-10-violations-2016-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><a href="https://safety.grainger.com/insights/posters" target="_blank">The series of 10, vintage-inspired safety posters are available for free from the Grainger web site.</a></p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/free-retro-inspired-posters-highlight-osha-s-top-10-violations-2016-photo-gallery#comments Construction Forklift Safety Galleries GHS Safety Leadership Fall Protection OSHA Safety Galleries Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:24:00 +0000 52791 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A set of 10, vintage-style safety posters is available for free from Grainger.</p> Fall Prevention Training for General Industry Employees http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees <div class="field-byline"> By Karen Hamel, CSP, WACH </div> <div class="field-deck"> OSHA's efforts to revise and update the existing walking-working surfaces standard for general industry have been ongoing since 1973. A focus of the update is employee training. Here's what you need to know. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In 2016, OSHA passed a final rule expanding the scope of the existing walking and working surface standard for general industry and adding a fall protection standard for general industry; acknowledging that many general industry workers face similar types of fall hazards as those in construction.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees#comments Fall Protection OSHA Safety Training OSHA Enforcement Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:54:00 +0000 52721 at http://ehstoday.com Six Ways to Leverage Chemical Labeling To Increase Safety and Supply Chain Efficiencies http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/six-ways-leverage-chemical-labeling-increase-safety-and-supply-chain-efficiencies <div class="field-byline"> Greg Wimble </div> <div class="field-deck"> How can you leverage innovations in enterprise barcode labeling to help your chemical company succeed in a highly regulated, highly competitive global marketplace? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Labeling is complex; today&rsquo;s chemical manufacturers are faced with a range of evolving requirements that complicate the process, and many companies accept this process as the cost of doing business. But it doesn&rsquo;t have to be.</p> <p>Labeling can make a huge difference, enabling IT and supply chain decision makers to not just overcome challenges, but also provide their company with a distinct competitive advantage. There are just six questions you have to ask yourself to find out.</p> <p><strong>How Can Labeling Improve Supply Chain Processes?</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/six-ways-leverage-chemical-labeling-increase-safety-and-supply-chain-efficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/six-ways-leverage-chemical-labeling-increase-safety-and-supply-chain-efficiencies#comments GHS Emergency Management OSHA Industrial Hygiene Safety News Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:18:00 +0000 52711 at http://ehstoday.com Nick Walters: Career Highlights http://ehstoday.com/osha/nick-walters-career-highlights <div class="field-deck"> In a career with OSHA spanning 25 years, these are some highlights identified by Nick Walters as standing out. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For 25 years, Nick Walters distinguished himself at OSHA, excelling in roles in the agency&rsquo;s area, regional, national and state plan offices. Here are some of the highlights of his distinguished career.</p> <p><strong>Regional Administrator, OSHA Region V in Chicago, IL</strong></p> <p><strong>Director &ndash; OSHA Directorate of Training and Education, in Arlington Heights, IL</strong></p> <p><strong>Acting Director &ndash; OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Washington, DC</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/nick-walters-career-highlights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/nick-walters-career-highlights#comments OSHA Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:41:00 +0000 52611 at http://ehstoday.com An Insider's OSHA: A Q&A With Former OSHA Regional Administrator Nick Walters http://ehstoday.com/osha/insiders-osha-qa-former-osha-regional-administrator-nick-walters <div class="field-deck"> OSHA’s former regional administrator in Chicago, Nick Walters, shares some of his most powerful memories from his 25 years with the agency and discusses his transition into the private sector and the availability of a whole new set of tools to improve workplace safety and health. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For 25 years, Nick Walters distinguished himself at OSHA, excelling in roles in the agency&rsquo;s area, regional, national and state plan offices. In January, Walters transitioned to the position of vice president of Safety Engineering Services at Safety Controls Technology.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/insiders-osha-qa-former-osha-regional-administrator-nick-walters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/insiders-osha-qa-former-osha-regional-administrator-nick-walters#comments OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:48:00 +0000 52601 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Nick Walters: &quot;I have already experienced situations in which employers openly shared information about their operations in an effort to provide the safest workplace possible. This open line of communication does not always take place with OSHA representatives. It is very refreshing to see these perspectives through a different lens. While working for OSHA, my goal was to help employers protect workers. With SCT, I still have that same goal, but a different set of tools.&quot;</p> Thinkstock