Safety Articles and News

1) What To Do When OSHA Comes Knocking On your Door

Many companies fear the day when OSHA shows up at their door – and not necessarily because they feel that they have something to hide. There is simply a lack of understanding of what an employer should do during an OSHA inspection  what they will ask for and what you are expected to do.

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2) The Cal/OSHA Inspection Process

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) inspection process is fairly straightforward, but it is important that you be prepared at any moment to respond immediately to the appearance of Cal/OSHA inspectors.

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3) What Happens After An OSHA Citation?

You hope you never get an OSHA citation. But should that day ever come, you need to be prepared for what happens next—the "abatement" process.

If OSHA cites your workplace for violations, you must follow prescribed abatement procedures in a timely manner. There are five key steps.

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4) 2011 Mandatory Pamphlet and Poster Changes available at the           NCCA- Courtesy of State Compensation Insurance Fund

Each year, state and federal agencies review their postings and pamphlets to make necessary, and often mandatory changes - and 2010 is holding to form.

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5) Conduct a Site Safety Inspection - by Judy Kerry

Regular safety inspections using site-specific checklists help to workers safe by identifying and correcting hazards in the workplace before they can cause an illness or result in an injury. How often you conduct a site inspection depends on the workplace and its hazards. Some sites may need checks at every shift and others may need daily, quarterly or annual inspections. After any inspection, make sure you remember to document the observations, identified hazards, and corrective actions.

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6) Health & Safety Tips - Heat-related illness

Warm weather means activities and fun under the sun!  Whether you love putting on shorts and feeling warm outdoors, or find it hot and sticky, everyone must be careful not to let a heat related illness spoil the day.

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7) New Revisions for Heat Illness Prevention

Modifications to the standard and high-heat provisions for five industries, and clarify the shade requirement, including a "shade up" temperature trigger.

High-Heat Procedures: High-heat procedures are required for agriculture, construction, landscaping, oil and gas extraction, and transportation or delivery of agricultural products, construction material or other heavy materials when the temperature is 95 degrees or higher.

Shade: Above 85 degrees, enough shade must be present for at least 25 percent of the employees present to sit fully in the shade without having contact with each other.

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