OSHA Accepting Electronically Submitted Injury, Illness Reports Through December 31

January 2018 Quicktakes OSHA Accepting Electronically Submitted Injury, Illness Reports Through December 31 OSHA will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA)until midnight on December 31, 2017. OSHA will not take enforcement action against those employers who submit their reports after the December 15, 2017, deadline but before December 31, […]

New and Revised Fact Sheets on Silica Now Available

January 2018 Quicktakes New and Revised Fact Sheets on Silica Now Available OSHA has released more than a dozen fact sheets that provide guidance on the respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. One fact sheet is an overview of the silica standard. The other fact sheets provide employers with information on how to fully and properly implement controls, work […]

Redesigned Webpages Make It Easier to Find OSHA Training Resources

January 2018 Quicktakes Redesigned Webpages Make It Easier to Find OSHA Training Resources Employers and employees can get information on job safety classes, trainers, tools, and 10-hour and 30-hour cards more easily using OSHA’s redesigned training webpage. The page offers links to resources on training requirements and resources, outreach training, OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, and Susan Harwood Training Grants. […]

FDA Warns of Risks From Inaccurate Results From Certain Lead Tests

January 2018 Quicktakes FDA Warns of Risks From Inaccurate Results From Certain Lead Tests The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA )and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a warning that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inaccurate results, which could affect compliance with OSHA’s workplace health standards for […]

Motion Picture Company Receives Maximum Fines for Failing to Protect Workers

February 2018 Quicktakes Motion Picture Company Receives Maximum Fines For Hazards OSHA has cited Stalwart Films LLC for failing to protect employees from fall hazards while filming the show, “The Walking Dead.” OSHA issued a serious citation and proposed penalties totaling the maximum allowable fine of $12,675. OSHA investigated Stalwart’s filming location in Senoia, Ga., […]

Lucky Strike Entertainment Settles Whistleblower Allegations

February 2018 Quicktakes Lucky Strike Entertainment Settles Whistleblower Allegations Lucky Strike Entertainment LLC has been ordered to pay $40,000 in back wages to a mechanic who alleged he was terminated after voicing concerns about unsafe working conditions at a bowling center in Lombard, Ill. Lucky Strike will also expunge the termination and all references to […]

Free Training on Fall Prevention Available to Wisconsin Construction Workers

February 2018 Quicktakes Free Training on Fall Prevention Available to Wisconsin Construction Workers The National Framers Council (NFC), is offering free four-hour educational courses from February through August on fall prevention in construction with an emphasis on safety during roof truss installation. The course includes classroom instruction and hands-on training, featuring a fully functional, small-scale […]

New Publication Warns of Fatal Confined Space Hazards on Farms

February 2018 Quicktakes New Publication Warns of Fatal Confined Space Hazards on Farms An addition to OSHA’s Fatal Facts series emphasizes the hazards of working in confined spaces on farms. These spaces include grain and feed silos, sump pits, and manure storage tanks. Employers should ensure measures are put in place to alert workers to […]

Tennessee OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program Helps Oil Manufacturer Significantly Reduce Injuries

February 2018 Quicktakes Tennessee OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program Helps Oil Manufacturer Significantly Reduce Injuries Phillips 66 Spectrum Corp., a maker of automotive and other lubricating oils, contacted the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) for help developing an exemplary safety and health program at its facility in Selmer. As a result of its 3-year collaboration with […]

New Publications on Tree Care and Silica Offer Worksite Safety Solutions

March 2018 Quicktakes New Publications on Tree Care and Silica Offer Worksite Safety Solutions Falling tree limbs, moving vehicles, overhead power lines, and high noise levels are a few of the dangers professional tree care workers may encounter. OSHA’s new resource, Solutions for Tree Care Hazards, highlights common hazards in the tree care industry, and provides […]