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OSHA Updates Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs Guidelines | Ohio Benefit Advisors

On October 21, 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines. The updates reflect the countless changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues since its first release 30 years ago. The Recommended Practices combine … Continued

OSHA Penalties Increasing by 78 Percent After August 1, 2016 | Ohio Employee Benefits

Section 701 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 contains the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Improvements Act of 2015, which requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and most other federal agencies to implement inflation-adjusted civil penalty increases. The Inflation Adjustment Act also allows OSHA a one time “catch-up adjustment” to adjust for inflation … Continued

OSHA Reporting Changes: Employer Checklist | Ohio Employee Benefits

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued sweeping changes to record-keeping and reporting rules. Starting in 2017, employers with as few as 20 employees may be required to electronically report workplace injuries and illnesses on an annual basis, and the information from those reports will be searchable, by employer name, by any member … Continued

OSHA’s Final Rule on Electronic Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses | Ohio Benefit Advisors

Beginning in 2017, certain employers with as few as 20 employees at a single site will be required to electronically file information about employee injuries and accidents that occurred in the prior year. This means that, for many employers, injuries and illnesses occurring in 2016 will be subject to this change. Employers of as few … Continued

OSHA’s Ladder Safety Outreach

Ladder safety should be paramount on any employer’s checklist. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself and other workers when working with ladders.

New OSHA code employers should know

Rise in fatal injuries from temporary workers has spurred new OSHA’s new initiative

No “Free” Fall

A lack of protection from falls ranks as the most frequently registered safety violation in fiscal year 2012

What Happens If You Fail to Keep Required OSHA Records?

Failure to keep complete and accurate OSHA injury and illness records as required by 29 CFR 1904 can lead to citations and penalties.

Take Action to Eliminate Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards

Slips, trips, and falls are among the most common cause of lost-workday injuries

Are You and Your Workers Ready for the Summer Heat?

Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. But your people don’t have to suffer. These illnesses and deaths are preventable.

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