OSHA Penalty Adjustments Effective August 1, 2016

In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. The Department of Labor is adjusting penalties for its agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA’s Longshoring and Marine Terminals Guidesheets Help Prevent Maritime Industry Fatalities

The Longshoring and Marine Terminals: Fatal Facts Guidesheets have been developed to help employers and workers in the maritime cargo handling industry recognize and control the significant hazards commonly experienced in longshoring and marine terminal operations.

July 2016 Safety Spotlight

These are a few of the upcoming classes at the OSHA Training Center, that we want to highlight for the month of July.

Training on Scaffold Hazard Recognition an Essential Safety Requirement

OSHA Standards require all employees who work on scaffolds to be trained on scaffold hazard recognition and prevention. Workers must be trained by a qualified* person to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold used and to understand the procedures to control and minimize those hazards.

Heat Safety App

OSHA’s Heat Safety App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers.