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 […]

OSHA’s HAZWOPER Standards Designed to Protect Workers during Hazardous Waste, Emergency Response and Cleanup Operations

An unexpected release of hazardous substances, or a substantial threat of a hazardous substance release, can pose a significant health and safety risk to workers. Unexpected releases can be caused by operation failures and unrelated outside events, such as natural disasters or terrorism. Workers can encounter hazardous substances through waste dumped in the environment—a serious […]