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, […]

That Was No Accident!

When you hear the word “accident,” you probably think of an unexpected, random event that no one could foresee or prevent. Accidents “just happen.” However, most workplace injuries and illnesses don’t just happen—they are usually predictable and preventable. That’s why OSHA calls them “incidents” instead of “accidents.” While using a different word might seem like […]

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, […]