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Electronic Submittal of OSHA Logs – Coming Soon to a Computer Near You

OSHA published its newest standard today – a requirement for employers to electronically submit injury data to OSHA. OSHA plans to publish that data on its website. The important details Establishments with 250 or more employees will be required to … Continue reading

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OSHA New Injury Reporting Requirement

Federal OSHA has implemented new injury reporting requirements as of January 1, 2015:  you must report any fatality to OSHA within 8 hours (that has not changed).  In-patient hospitalization of one employee (used to be three employees), amputation or loss … Continue reading

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OSHA Recordkeeping – 2012 OSHA 300 Summaries should be posted

OSHA 300 logs must be completed and the summaries posted by Feb 1.  Here are a few pointers: If you had ten or more employees at any time during the year, complete the log. Record only cases where the employee … Continue reading

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OSHA Recordkeeping Concerns

Some employers I speak with have a hard time understanding the concerns relating to OSHA recordkeeping.  All injuries, other than those only requiring first aid, must be recorded on the OSHA log, if you have more than ten employees at … Continue reading

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Personal injury rates are just a small part of the story

Some companies put a lot of emphasis on personal injury rates, as if few injuries is a critical measure of success of a safety program.  There are a lot of arguments against that thinking – few or no personal injuries … Continue reading

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Injury reporting changes

OSHA is seeking comments on two proposed changes to injury reporting. The first change is that employers will have to report within 8 hours not just a fatality or hospitalization of three or more people (which is the current requirement), … Continue reading

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Reporting near mishaps

The more incidents that occur that result in no injury or equipment damage, or only minor damage, the greater the likelihood of a serious incident occurring. One way to identify hazards is for employees to report near mishaps.  By tracking … Continue reading

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MN OSHA Safety Lines available

Minnesota OSHA publishes a quarterly newsletter.  The January 2011 edition is now available on Minnesota OSHA’s website.  You can also subscribe to receive email notification of when Safety Lines is published. Highlights of this issue include: Ken Peterson is named … Continue reading

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OSHA Record Keeping National Emphasis Program

OSHA announced a National Emphasis Program focusing on record keeping. The National Emphasis Program allows OSHA to focus energies on investigating specific concerns, such as Process Safety Management, trenching, and now record keeping. Inspections, focusing on high injury and illness … Continue reading

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