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OSHA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) electronic submission deadline is rapidly approaching. Are you ready?

This is the first year certain employers must electronically submit their OSHA injury and illness data for posting on the OSHA website. Prior to this, little to no data was made public about worker injuries and illnesses. OSHA is hoping that by making this information available, employers will be encouraged to focus on safety for their employees.

General industry employers now have a new OSHA rule to follow regarding walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards.  This rule covers all general industry employers which are employers that are not in agriculture, construction or maritime. The rule updates standards and adds training and inspection requirements to slip, trip and fall hazards as well as adding a new section for personal protection standards requiring employers to use specific personal fall protection systems. Employers will be required to protect workers from fall hazards that are at least 4 feet above a lower level and sets requirements for fall protection as well as ladder safety.  Employers will be benefited under this rule by having a choice of a range of specific fall protection options.

Sunday, 19 October 2008 18:00

OSHA Hard Hat QuickTips

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OSHA's New QuickTips Focus On Hard Hat Usage

Protecting employees from potential head injuries is a key element of any safety program. A head injury can impair an employee for life or can be fatal. Wearing a hard hat is one of the easiest ways to protect an employee's head from injury. Hard hats can protect employees from impact and penetration hazards as well as from electrical shock and burn hazards. Some occupations in which employees should be required to wear head protection include construction employees, carpenters, electricians, linemen, plumbers and pipefitters, timber and log cutters, and welders, among many others.Hard hats must meet American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard Z89.1, Protective Headgear for Industrial Workers. In addition, OSHA's Personal Protective Equipment Standards for general industry, construction and maritime require employers to provide hard hats at no cost to employees where OSHA standards require their use.

  • Class A hard hats provide impact and penetration resistance along with limited voltage protection (up to 2,200 volts).

  • Class B hard hats provide the highest level of protection against electrical hazards, with high-voltage shock and burn protection (up to 20,000 volts). They also provide protection from impact and penetration hazards caused by flying or falling objects.

  • Class C hard hats provide lightweight comfort and impact protection, but offer no protection from electrical hazards.

Note that another class of protective headgear on the market is called a "bump hat," designed for use in areas with low head clearance. They are recommended for areas where protection is needed from head bumps and lacerations, but are not designed to protect against falling or flying objects and are not ANSI approved.

OSHA's booklet on Personal Protective Equipment is a resource offering more information on the proper use of hard hats and other personal protective equipment so that employers and employees can prevent injuries.

Monday, 16 April 2007 18:00

OSHA Compliance

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BLR is providing a free OSHA Compliance seminar on the 19th. This is good information for StaffScapes clients and partners.

BLR wants to make your job easier! To do this, we arehosting a 30-minute, complimentary training Webinar on MSDS Management with our Safety Training and Compliancetool, Safety.BLR.com, the Safety Management Website.

Join us April 19 at 2:00 EST, for our live presentation, OSHA Compliance Series: Managing MSDS with Safety.BLR.com, and learn how this comprehensive tool provides the compliance and training resources that you need to make managing your safety program faster and easier.

Whether you are required to maintain 10 MSDSs or 10,000, we'll show you how to make the most of the tools on Safety.BLR.com, from training your staff to accessing and updating your MSDS library so your organization is OSHA compliant.

Just for attending this webinar, you will receive a complimentary copy of our Audio Click 'n Train on HazCom, a $149.00 value. This easy-to-use training program will teach trainees how to interpret information on warning labels and containers, access and understand information on MSDSs, implement protective measures against chemical exposure, and respond to emergencies.

BLR MSDS presentation

Wednesday, 31 January 2007 17:00

OSHA 300A

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Posting Requirements for OSHA 300A Log

The OSHA 300A Logs have been sent out to all clients that had employees with StaffScapes during 2006.  The 300A Log must be posted from February 1st through April 30th. 

This log is a summary of the number of injuries, types of injuries and number of days an employee was away from work. 

If you have not received your log please contact the Safety Coordinator at StaffScapes and we will get it out to you today.  If you would like more information on Workers' Compensation Benefits or how we can help with OSHA requirements please contact a Representative at StaffScapes at 303-466-7864.  More more information on our services www.staffscapes.com.

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