Category Archives: OSHA

Emergency Eye Wash and Showers

Several OSHA standards require that an emergency eyewash or eyewash and shower be provided whenever employees are exposed to corrosive materials. Eyewash and Shower Requirements Eyewashes and showers should be in compliance with ANSI Z358.1-2004. Construction, installation and location of the eyewash or eyewash and shower should meet the ANSI requirements. A checklist of the… read more

Preventing Slip & Fall Accidents in the Workplace

Slipping and Sliding Means Accidents and Injuries Unless they’re ice skating or skiing, you don’t want your employees to be slipping and sliding-especially around your workplace. Weather-related slips and falls become a serious hazard as winter conditions often make for wet or icy surfaces outdoors. Even wet leaves or mud can create treacherous walking conditions…. read more

OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2015

Breaking News from NSC: OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for FY 2015 At the 2015 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year (FY) 2015. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 on the Expo floor. “In… read more

OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations for 2014

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated its list of top 10 violations for 2014. While the list contenders don’t change often, the one thing that they all have in common is they’re preventable – with a little planning and foresight. Here are some of this year’s top violations and ways to… read more

News bite: OSHA Updates Injury Reporting Requirements

Going into effect on January 1, OSHA is rolling out new rules for reporting any work-related injury or fatality. The new rules will mandate that any work-related inpatient hospitalization, amputation, or loss of eye must be documented and reported to OSHA. It’s a significant shift from the old rule, which only required that employers report… read more