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OSHA News Alert - The New Silica Dust Standard

The new Federal OSHA silica dust standard for construction had been scheduled to go into effect on June 23, 2017. However, in April 2017, OSHA announced that it would ...

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Douglas S. Jenks 2017/06/13

OSHA News Alert

UPDATE: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the deadline for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data to December 1, 2017.


On May 17, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration indefinitely delayed the July 1, 2017 deadline for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data. OSHA’s original electronic reporting rule required employers with 250 or more employees, as well as “high risk” industry employers with 20-249 employees, to electronically submit data from their 2016 Form 300A logs to OSHA by July 1, 2017.

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Gary W. Auman 2017/05/19

General Safety Issues

Hazard Recognition - This is a very important issue for all employers in the construction industry. No, I am not talking about Hazard Communication; that is a completely different topic. I am talking about the recognition of hazardous conditions on the worksite. We conduct ...

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Gary W. Auman 2017/05/03
OSHA – 2013 Interpretative Letter

OSHA has recently taken action to rescind the February 2013 interpretative letter, also known as the Fairfax memo, which permitted employees at non-union companies to designate a non-employee union representative to accompany an OSHA compliance officer as he/she conducted a site compliance inspection. The Fairfax memo was ...

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Gary W. Auman 2017/05/03
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