Rollover Protection for Tractors Pamphlet

The safety of tractor operators is increased when tractors are equipped with a roll bar or cage frame around the operator. The use of these rollover protective structures (ROPS) and a seat belt system can help reduce injuries. Many older tractors without ROPS are still in use. OSHA has issued a pamphlet on Rollover Protection and Operating […]

OSHA Urges Employers to Prevent Worker Exposure to Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. Although it has no detectable odor, CO is often mixed with other gases that do have an odor. You can inhale carbon monoxide along with gases that you can smell and not know that CO is present. CO is a common industrial hazard resulting […]

OSHA Provides Maritime Safety Resources and Solutions

The maritime industry encompasses the construction, repair and scrapping of vessels, as well as the movement of cargo and other materials. OSHA standards cover safety requirements at marine terminals and in longshoring and shipyard operations. There are many hazards associated with the maritime industry, including slips, trips and falls, machinery and equipment hazards, hazardous chemicals, […]

New Maximum OSHA Penalties

New Maximum OSHA Penalties (effective 1/23/2019) Type of Violation New Maximum Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements $13,260 per violation Willful or Repeated $132,598 per violation Failure to Abate $13,260 per day beyond the abatement date

Recognize Workers or Teams for Contributions to Workplace Safety

Worker participation is meaningfully engaging workers at all levels in establishing, implementing, evaluating, and improving safety and health in the workplace. This means workers understand they are a valuable partner in making their workplace safer and are encouraged and able to communicate with management about hazards on the job. Workers are the experts when it […]