OSHA Releases Preliminary List of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2018

OSHA has released its preliminary list of the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for FY 2018. OSHA publishes this Top 10 list annually to help guide employers and workers in identifying the most common hazards in their workplaces. OSHA considers the most frequently cited standards a starting point for organizations to focus on reducing […]

Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes – November 1, 2018

The mission of the Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee is to promote and improve occupational health and safety conditions and public safety in California. The committee functions by providing information, advice and assistance regarding programs and activities within the State of California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), particularly those of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health […]

OSHA Publishes Training Requirements for Workplace Safety

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. No person should ever have to be injured, become ill, or die for a paycheck. OSHA’s mission is to ensure the protection of workers and prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths by setting and enforcing standards, […]

OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety & Health Programs in Construction Stress Find and Fix Approach to Job Site Safety

Establishing a safety and health program at your construction job site is one of the most effective ways of protecting your workers. Losing workers to injury or illness, even for a short time, can cause significant disruption and cost—to you as well as the workers and their families. It can also damage workplace morale, productivity, […]

OSHA Announces Updated National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation

OSHA has announced that it has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities.  The updated NEP is designed to increase education and enforcement efforts. The program began on October 1, 2018, with a three-month period of education and prevention outreach.  During this period, OSHA will continue […]