By December 1 of this year, employers should have trained employees on the new safety data sheet format and label elements under the revised HazCom Standard (HCS).
OSHA HazCom Standard: Employees must be trained on new label elements and safety data sheets by December
In 2012, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to bring it into alignment with the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
It’s that time of year again: March Madness bracket disasters, turkey hunting in the southeast, spring weather and letters from fed-OSHA for those with high DART rates. Days Away, Restricted and Transferred reflects the more severe (and expensive) injuries and illnesses that resulted in lost-time, job restrictions (aka “light duty”) or transfers to new positions […]
A fundamental right afforded by the Occupational Safety and Health Act is the right to report safety concerns without fear of reprisal or retribution of any kind. OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program was established to investigate alleged violations of this right. These facts and figures highlight recent efforts to promote and protect employee reporting rights:
If you are an employer who has been approached on Monday morning by an employee who wants to report an injury he or she sustained at work on Friday, you are not alone. At some point, nearly all organizations experience this situation. The injury report is likely to trigger an agonizing chain of events. You […]
OSHA’s newest compliance directive pertains to highway construction work zones.
In May I wrote about how chronically high nursing home DART rates landed them on OSHA’s radar. In this edition, I’m looking to see what has come from that new-found attention.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant regulatory changes to affect workplace health and safety practices in some time
Want to save $355,000 over the next five years by cutting your injury rate 9.4% and your workers comp costs by 26%? New research finds that receiving a random OSHA inspection (at least in California) did exactly that. The study, entitled “Randomized Government Safety Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries with No Detectable Job Loss,” appeared in […]
A few months ago, I wrote about the success of OSHA’s Online Outreach Education efforts. (OSHA: Measuring Success) Online training remains one of most popular and cost effective ways to deliver OSHA training.