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

New OSHA Compliance Assistance Products

The following are some of OSHA’s recently issued or updated compliance assistance products. Many publications with an OSHA publication number can be downloaded or ordered from the OSHA Publication page. They can also be ordered by telephone from the OSHA Publications Office at (202) 693-1888 or (800) 321-OSHA (6742). Booklets and Guidance Documents Cards Fact […]

OSHA Short Courses Offer Safety Fundamentals

OSHA offers short courses ranging from 4-8 hours in length to provide the fundamentals of safety on a variety of topics. Shorter courses give employers and workers an affordable and practical opportunity to learn key elements of occupational safety and health on specific subject matter that is relevant to their individual workplaces. Upcoming short courses […]

OSHA Provides Many Trenching and Excavation Safety Resources

OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards a priority goal. Trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers’ lives. To prevent cave-ins OSHA recommends: SLOPE or bench trench walls SHORE trench walls with supports, or SHIELD trench walls with trench boxes Employers should also ensure there is a safe way to enter […]