OSHA Adjusts Penalty Amounts for 2018January 20, 2018

On January 2, civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards increased by two percent from last year. Type of Violation Penalty Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements $12,934 per violation Failure to Abate $12,934 per day beyond the abatement date Willful or Repeated $129,336 per violation In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties …

Trump government decision may kill 160 workersApril 12, 2017

Please visit this page to view the article below: PEOPLESWORLD.org: The Trump administration announced this past Thursday that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is delaying by three months the effective date of a regulation that lowers the limit on construction workers’ exposure to cancer-causing crystalline silica dust. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued a …

Construction Accidents: Ladder SafetyJuly 15, 2015

Ladder safety is very important as ladder accidents are one of the top 10 most common hazards. Each self-supporting portable ladder: At least four times the maximum intended load, except that each extra-heavy-duty type 1A metal or plastic ladder shall sustain at least 3.3 time the maximum intended load. The ability of a ladder to sustain …

Mold in Workplace

Concern about indoor exposure to mold has increased along with public awareness that exposure to mold can cause a variety of adverse health effects. There are many thousands of species of mold and most if not all of the mold found indoors comes from outdoor sources. It seems likely to grow and become a problem …

Using Anchors in Construction Roofing Jobs

Installing, Finding and Using Anchors Unlike other roofing jobs, patching and repair involves otherwise intact roofs. Selecting a location to install an anchor in construction roofing jobs is a critical step in avoiding a fatal fall. An anchor gives the worker a secure point to tie off the lifeline for a fall arrest system. Most of the …

Fall Protection in Residential Construction

Fall Protection in Residential Construction The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a directive rescinding the Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction (STD 03-00-001). Prior to the issuance of this new directive, STD 03-00-001 allowed employers engaged in certain residential construction activities to use specified alternative …

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)June 10, 2015

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. OSHA is a part of the …