The National Safety Stand-Down week is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about fall protection. Employers from all over the country make the decision to cease work for a period of time to coordinate an activity which educates their workers on the importance of complying with fall [...]Read more National Safety Stand-Down Week is May 6-10, 2019: Book Your Stand-Down With CCI Today!
On July 30, 2018 OSHA issued a new proposed rule to its recordkeeping and reporting regulations for workplace injuries and illnesses. This Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) partially rescinds the 2016 amendments to these regulations. Previously, OSHA required that establishments with 250+ [...]Read more Online Injury & Illness Reports due Mar. 2, 2019
Why should you provide training for your employees? Training is an important component to any safety program. A proper training program allows your employees to work safely knowing the risks and hazards that are present at the jobsite and how they should deal with them. In addition, regular [...]Read more Now’s the Time for Safety Training!
OSHA has issued their top 10 violations for the 2012 fiscal year. Once again, fall protection tops the list. Hazard Communication and scaffolding round out the top three. The other violations have also made the list in years past. This is a great time to look at your company’s safety [...]Read more OSHA’s FY 2012 Top Ten Safety Violations
On March 26th of 2012, OSHA finalized the new Hazard Communication standard which adopts the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or the GHS for short. One of the first steps in adopting the changes of the new rule is to properly train all of your employees. [...]Read more Training for GHS Implementation
Ladders are more dangerous than you might think. In 2010, 20% of all fatal falls occurred from ladders (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Ladders should always be inspected prior to any work taking place. Check OSHA Standards for the type of ladder you are using and use only UL-approved ladders. We [...]Read more Ladder Inspections
If OSHA knocked on your door today, how would you feel? Would you be terrified or confident? The simple truth is, no one wants to deal with an OSHA inspection. But if you are prepared and knowledgeable, it could mean the difference between terror and confidence. What follows is a simple [...]Read more Dealing with an OSHA Inspection: Before, During, and After
If not this month, at some point this quarter, we can expect to see OSHA’s final rule on aligning the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the UN’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) published in the Federal Register. If you haven’t heard of it yet, [...]Read more Looking at the GHS: How to be Prepared
OSHA’s new Residential Construction Fall Protection directive, which became effective on June 16, 2011, will not be fully enforced until September 16, 2011. OSHA hopes this three month phase-in period will give residential construction companies the time they need to get in compliance. However, [...]Read more 3 Month Phase-In Period for Residential Construction Fall Protection Rule
In 2009, OSHA issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a Combustible Dust standard based on a recommendation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board which found 119 workers were killed and 718 injured by combustible dust explosions between 1980 and 2005. Despite the fact that combustible [...]Read more Combustible Dust Rule Stalls – How to Stay Safe Now