One Thing Leads To Another!

It is definitely true that, once an inspector is on-site (especially if allowed to wander the site to observe processes/actions unrelated to the stated purpose of the inspection), one finding often does lead to another as evidenced in the following example from the latest OSHA March 17 Quick Takes newsletter: Ohio printing company receives multiple …

Transitioning to a Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for the Department of Labor and OSHA

As this is only a couple of days following the election, many of the “likely scenarios” and “expected trends on regulatory actions” under President-Elect Trump’s administration are only based on educated suppositions. However, the following comments by Former Assistant Secretary of Labor Edwin G. Foulke Jr. offer some interesting insider insights and plausible shifting of …

OSHA’s Top Ten Violations for 2016

Fall protection was at the top of the list….AGAIN Based on OSHA’s preliminary tabulation, the 2016 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Safety Violations are: Fall Protection, 6,929 violations2. Hazard Communication, 5,677 violations3. Scaffolds, 3,906 violations4. Respiratory Protection, 3,585 violations5. Lockout/Tagout, 3,414 violations6. Powered Industrial Trucks, 2,860 violations7. Ladders, 2,639 violations8. Machine Guarding, 2,451 violations9. Electrical …

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