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  • What Exactly is OSHA Certified?

    by Dwayne Towles   The other day, I received an unsolicited sales email from a company stating “We offer 12 OSHA certified downloadable training outlines for only $899.99!!!”  Then a just a few days later, I received another email offering to get me “OSHA Certified”. ...

  • OSHA Quiz: Can Fork Truck Backup Alarms Be Disconnected?

    Scenario:  You are the safety director of a manufacturing facility with several buildings.  One of the buildings is used as a warehouse which has several multi-tiered storage racks.  There are usually five fork trucks moving in and out of the storage racks and loading/unloading trailers....

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  • OSHA Quiz: Is Electronic Documentation of Training Acceptable in OSHA’s Eyes?

    Scenario:  You are the Safety Director of a manufacturing plant.  Your employer has begun using chipped employee ID badges for multiple purposes, including entry in to and out of the facility, clocking in and out on time clocks, and documenting attendance in training classes.  To...

  • New Sound Level Meter App from NIOSH

    by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM   NIOSH has released a new Sound Level Meter app for your iPhone or iPad.  It’s called NIOSH SLM, it’s available through iTunes, and it’s free.  Details about the app and the testing criteria, test results, and other pertinent...

  • Barnes & Noble Recalls Power Adapters Sold with NOOK Tablet 7 Due to Shock Hazard

    Recall date:  February 1, 2017   Recall number:  17-080   Name of product: NOOK® Tablet 7”   Hazard: The power adapter casing can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metal prongs, posing an electric shock hazard.   Description:  This recall involves the...

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  • Textron Specialized Vehicles Recalls Bad Boy Off-Road Utility Vehicles

    Recall date:  January 11, 2017   Recall number:  17-067   Name of product:  Bad Boy off-road utility vehicles   Hazard:  The off-road utility vehicles lack seat belts, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the operator and passengers in the event of a...

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Recalls Glass Tumblers Due to Laceration and Burn Hazards

    Recall date:  January 10, 2017   Recall number:  17-066   Name of product:  Dunkin’ Donuts Glass Tumblers   Hazard:  The glass tumblers can crack or break, posing laceration and burn hazards.   Description:  This recall involves 16 ounce glass tumblers for hot and cold beverages,...

  • OSHA Releases Anti-Retaliation Guidance Document

    On Friday, January 13th, the outgoing OSHA leadership issued Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs in hopes to help employers create workplaces in which workers feel comfortable voicing their concerns without fear of retaliation. The recommendations are intended to apply to all public and private sector...

  • OSHA 300A Annual Accident Summary Posting – 10 Common Mistakes

    February 1st is rapidly approaching.  That’s when the OSHA 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses form must be signed and posted.  The OSHA 300A Summary form is not complicated and shouldn’t take long to complete, but it’s easy to make mistakes.  Guidance for OSHA...

  • What’s the Latest Regarding OSHA’s New Requirement on Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Information?

    We have been getting this question a lot lately, especially with the new administration taking office. So here is what we know as of today:   Officially, the new Recordkeeping Rule went into effect on January 1, 2017. OSHA has held that since the inception...

  • Beryllium – A New OSHA Standard Part II – Construction

    Update: This regulation has been delayed 60 days due to President Trump’s January 20th Regulatory Freeze and Review Instructions   Before we look at the standard, let’s look at the exposure potential for construction – how can construction workers be exposed to beryllium?   Coal...

  • HP Expands Recall of Batteries for HP and Compaq Notebook Computer Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

    Recall Date:  January 24, 2017   Recall Number:  17-071   Name of Product: Lithium-ion batteries used in HP notebook computers   Hazard: The batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.   Description:  This expanded recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used...

  • Manufacturer Faces More Than $219K in Fines After Two Workers Suffer Severe Injuries Within 10 Days

    Machinery was returned to service before providing effective safety guards   GREEN BAY, Wisconsin – In less than 10 days in 2016, two employees at a Green Bay muffler component manufacturer suffered severe injuries as they operated machinery without adequate safety guards and procedures in...

  • Railroad Parts Manufacturer Cited for Continued Exposure to Hazards

    SanCasT faces $235K in proposed penalties   COSHOCTON, Ohio – A follow-up inspection by OSHA found a casting and foundry facility operator continues to expose workers to machine and fall hazards at its Coshocton plant.   On January 17, 2017, the agency issued SanCasT Inc....

  • Beryllium – A New OSHA Standard

    by David McGill, CIH     Update: This regulation has been delayed 60 days by President Trump’s administration Jan. 20 regulatory freeze and review instructions   OSHA just released a new beryllium standard for both general industry and construction. This is more than just a...

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  • Crystalline Silica – A New OSHA Standard – Part 7

    by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM   Medical Surveillance – Construction   We’re wrapping up the remainder of the requirements.  We’ve addressed the majority of the requirements in the first six segments, but there are a few additional things to cover.   Medical Surveillance –...

  • Crystalline Silica – A New OSHA Standard – Part 6

    by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM   The Exposure Control Plan – Construction   In Part 4, we took a look at Table 1 of the OSHA Silica Construction Standard and looked at a couple of examples to show how to use it.  In Part...

  • Voluntary Recall by Capital Safety/3M of DBI-SALA Lad-Saf™

    Recall date:  August 30, 2016   Name of product: Lad-Saf™ Sleeve   Hazard:  Potential misuse scenarios that could result in serious injury or death   Description:  Scenarios include interference with the braking mechanism (such as entanglement with cords, lanyards, clothing or other materials, or grasping...

  • 1% Test for OSHA’s PSM

    By Guest Contributor Mike Schmidt with Bluefield Process Safety   “OSHA requirements are set by statute, standards and regulations. Our interpretation letters explain these requirements and how they apply to particular circumstances, but they cannot create additional employer obligations.” – Statement on every OSHA letter...

  • Environmental Practitioners Workshop – Mark Your Calendar

    The Kentucky Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) invites interested professionals to an Environmental Practitioners Workshop to be held in Henderson, Kentucky, on Friday, November 11, 2016.  Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., the workshop kicks off at 9:00 a.m., and will adjourn...

  • Is it Mold or is it Dirt?

    by Dave McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM   I get this question asked a lot.  Usually, it’s not that hard to distinguish between mold and dirt, but sometimes I’m not absolutely certain either.  Distinguishing mold from dirt just by looking at a picture or looking from...

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