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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...

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Gary W. Auman 2019/04/26

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...

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Gary W. Auman 2018/12/10

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...

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Gary W. Auman 2018/11/21

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 ...

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Gary W. Auman 2018/07/03
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