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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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Job Hazard Analysis: Make them work for you

We are back to writing our blog after a summer hiatus (well, and finishing up a couple of big projects). We often have companies ask about Job Hazard Analyses (JHA).  First, what it is: whether you call it a JHA … Continue reading

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Workplace Injury Data for 2010

The November 1 OSHA Update had an article on reduced injury rates. In 2010 “there were 3.1 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers.” Over 3 million injuries in one year! To me, that sounded like a … Continue reading

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Safety Through Design

It makes perfect sense:  incorporate safety when designing equipment and facilities, rather than trying to correct for safety later.   The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have adopted a new standard that addresses … Continue reading

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Lessons out of disasters

I was watching a show on 9/11 that contained actual footage taken inside the Towers that day.  Two brothers were making a documentary about a rookie firefighter growing up and learning his job.  It just happened that the rookie was … Continue reading

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Texting and Driving: Stories from the sources

In March 2010 AT&T put together a documentary on texting while driving.  It is stories from people who lost loved ones (the trivial text message being sent was “Yeah”), a young man who killed a bicyclist and another young man … Continue reading

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Grinding wheel kills worker in Ohio

An abrasive wheel on a pedestal grinder exploded, hitting an employee in the head and killing him.  OSHA recently issued 15 citations with fines of $159,600 to a company in Ohio following the inspection that arose from the fatality. On … Continue reading

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It’s Hot Out!!

We are all aware of the heat and humidity right now.  In St Paul as I write this, the heat index is 111 degrees.  Workers, both indoors and out, need to take precautions. OSHA has a new campaign to prevent … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: Hazard Alert on Formaldehyde

OSHA has issued a hazard alert on formaldehyde used in hair straightening and smoothing products in beauty salons.  It is harmful to both workers and customers.  Products have been found to contain formaldehyde even when labeled as not containing them.  … Continue reading

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Safety Tip: It is still cold out: Put on your coat

Many of us have spring fever and with the warmer temperatures (40+), you may be tempted to leave your coat at home. After all, you go from a heated garage at home straight to your office. What do you need … Continue reading

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