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 […]

OSHA Provides Guidance to Identify and Control Root Causes of Accidents

Investigating a worksite incident— a fatality, injury, illness or close call— provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, it enables employers and workers to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents. Incident investigations that focus on […]

Fall Protection Leads OSHA’s 2018 Top 10 List of Most Frequently Cited Standards for 8th Year

OSHA publishes its Top 10 List of most frequent citations 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 potential hazards that can be the most harmful to their workers. Fall Protection […]

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 […]