New Requirement for 10- or 30-Hour Safety and Health Training for the Nevada Entertainment Industry

As of January 1, 2018, the State of Nevada will require specific workers in the entertainment industry to complete an OSHA 10-hour (non-supervisory employee) or 30-hour (supervisory employee) safety and health general industry course and receive a completion card within 15 days of hire.  The new requirement applies to workers whose primary occupation on site […]

Cal/OSHA Legislative Update

New legislation gives the California Labor Commissioner new powers when it comes to dealing with workplace retaliation claims. SB 306 grants the Labor Commissioner the authority to seek an “immediate and temporary” injunction against an employer when an employee alleges retaliation for reporting violations of the law, including safety violations. The new law also gives […]

OSHA Provides Hazard Prevention Resources for Wildfire Recovery Operations

In the aftermath of the recent major outbreak of wildfires in California, workers will be involved in a variety of response and recovery operations. Some operations, such as utility restoration, cleaning up spills of hazardous materials, and search and rescue, should only be conducted by workers who have the proper training, equipment and experience. Wildfires […]

OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers Mark 25th Anniversary

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers, a national network of nonprofit organizations authorized by OSHA to deliver occupational safety and health training. The 41 member organizations located throughout the US were selected through a competitive process based upon their occupational safety […]

Fatigue Cost Calculator Shows Real Costs of Workplace Fatigue

How much is fatigue costing the workplace? The National Safety Council has teamed with Brigham and Women’s Hospital to develop an easy-to-use online tool that allows employers to receive a tailored estimate of how much worker fatigue is hurting their bottom line. The Fatigue Cost Calculator estimates how much of the burden can be avoided […]