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Gary W. Auman

May 01, 2020 Written by

Reopening Ohio

Governor DeWine rolled out his plan for reopening Ohio on April 27th. He issued another list on April 29th. I will take this opportunity to list and discuss the published plan as it affects construction and general industry. The Association Office is planning an Ohio employer webinar for Tuesday, May 5th at 10:00 am EDT. The following represents my thoughts and interpretations of the requirements and recommendations which we issued on April 27th and April 29th.

May 01, 2020 Written by

NIA News Gary’s Corner Article on Safety

While we continue to hear about the coronavirus every day, even on weekends, it is important that we distill down the myriad of information into a useable form. I would like to take this opportunity to discuss COVID-19 situation as it is currently and as to how it will affect employers as we work to get the economy restarted from a safety/OSHA compliance standpoint. So, I am going to look into my “crystal ball” for part to the article and try to be as accurate as I can be with regards to the future.

Jun 10, 2019 Written by

Update of Heat Stress and OSHA

It appears that the mandate for employers in the construction industry to provide heat illness protection to their employees is, if anything, more confusing after the decision of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission ...

Apr 30, 2019 Written by

Fixed Ladder Standard Changes

Protection from falls is very important for the safety of any business. According to OSHA, “Falls from ladders account for 20 percent of all fatal and lost work-day injuries in general industry.”

Apr 16, 2019 Written by

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission Rule Changes

Several changes are about to occur for employers regarding contesting OSHA citations. The updated OSHRC Rules of Procedure, which will go into effect on June 10, 2019, were last revised in 2005. Please remember...

Dec 10, 2018 Written by

Emergency Action Plans

Having an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a very important part of any safety program. But, what is an EAP and why do you need one? Second question first. If you are in the construction industry (governed by the OSHA 1926 standards) you are required to have an...

Nov 26, 2018 Written by

Updates: Post-Incident Drug Testing, Workplace Safety Incentive Programs, California Proposition 65

On October 11, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a memorandum clarifying its position on post-incident drug testing and workplace safety incentive programs. I have already seen several interpretations of this new guidance from OSHA...

Jul 03, 2018 Written by

Emergency Action Plans, Hazard-Recognition Training, and Bloodborne Pathogens

Emergency Action Plans
The requirement that companies engaged in construction work have an emergency action plan is not recognized by many post-frame contractors, but it definitely applies to the work that we do. This Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirement is found in Section 1926.35 of the Code of Federal Regulations...

Jul 03, 2018 Written by

Heat Illness Prevention

As we move into the summer months it is time for all contractors to consider implementing a heat illness prevention program. There have been increasing reports of heat illnesses in the workplace. Employees, who work in a high heat index environment, are vulnerable to various heat related illnesses. At their worse, heat illnesses can result in the death of the employee. Back in 2011, OSHA instituted a program to ...

Nov 17, 2017 Written by

Electronic Recordkeeping, Walking and Working Surfaces, Silica, and More

You may have heard more than you care to hear about electronic records submission. And it’s possible that a number of you have failed to make your electronic submissions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration either because you think that the standard does not apply to you or because you...

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