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OSHA Trade Release – 6th Annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down Announced

U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
Washington, D.C.
www.osha.gov
For Immediate Release

April 22, 2019
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

U.S. Department of Labor, Workplace Safety Organizations Announce 6th Annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is joining with occupational safety organizations for the 6th annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, May 6-10, 2019. The week-long event will focus attention on preventing falls in construction, the leading cause of fatalities in the industry.

Video: Underground Storage Tank Removal and Installation

Video: Underground Storage Tank Removal and Installation

USTs Reached the End of Their Service Life at Shawnee Mission Medical Center

Spring 2018 -- Shawnee Mission Medical Center had three (3), thirty-plus (30+) year-old Underground Storage Tanks (USTs), located within the parking area between the generator building and the birthing center.

Does Your Safety Training Work? (Part 2)

Here's how to put your workplace safety programs to the test
by SKULI GUDMUNDSSON, CEO of OCCU-TEC Inc.
This is part 2 of a 2-part safety and training series. To read part 1, click here

PART 2 - DEVELOPING A SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM

If your company is setting a safety training agenda for the first time, these steps will help with the process:

❖ Assess your training needs.

Does Your Safety Training Work?

Here's how to put your workplace safety programs to the test
by SKULI GUDMUNDSSON, CEO of OCCU-TEC Inc.
This is part 1 of a 2-part series:

Imagine having a standard report card available to measure the effectiveness of your company's safety training, one that allowed you to plug in A's, B's or C's in a matter of seconds.

Occu-Tec Interview: The Proactive Building Renovation Process

I recently spoke with Jay Hurst, Director of Operations at Occu-Tec on the subject Occu-Tec calls the Proactive Building Renovation Process. Proactive Building Renovation is something that Occu-Tec’s clients have gravitated toward and found to be a valuable way for them to approach building renovation.

Back to School Safety

August 22nd, 2017

Slips, Trips, and Falls: What You Need to Know
A recent review of our educational institution customers’ injury claims reveals that slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of accidents.
These accidents have resulted in head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, cuts, lacerations, and sprained muscles.

New OSHA Penalties Kick-off August 1st, 2016

Starting the 1st of August, new penalties by OSHA will be adjusted for inflation. The increase will jump 78% from their 1990 levels. These new penalties were accepted last November 2015, when Congress allowed government agencies to adjust there rates.

Under these new measures, an abatement or requirement violation increased from $7,000 to $12,471 maximum and a willful or repeated violation moved from $70,000 to $124,709 maximum.

OSHA Requires High-Hazard Employers to Hand Over Data

OSHA today issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public, and OSHA about workplace hazards. With this new rule, OSHA is applying the insights of behavioral economics to improve workplace safety and prevent injuries and illnesses.

Why is Mold Growing in My House?

Why is Mold Growing in My House?

Molds come in many colors; both white and black molds are shown here.

Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided.