Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Outdoor Heat Stress Illness Prevention Poster

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become sick while working in extreme heat conditions. With summer only a few weeks away, employers must start preparing to reduce the risk of heat-related injuries to their workers. Under Federal OSHA law, employers are responsible for Read more

OSHA Respirable Crystalline Standard for Construction Poster

Two years ago, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final rule requiring employers to limit employees’ occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule establishes two separate standards – one for the construction industry and one for general industry and maritime operations.  The most controversial feature of the rule is that Read more

Are You Ready? OSHA Form 300A Posting Deadline is February 1

Employers – it’s time to prepare your OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses! The OSHA Form 300A Posting Deadline is February 1 Each February 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to post in the workplace OSHA Form 300A, which lists a summary of the total number of job-related Read more

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that it is pushing back the enforcement deadline for its anti-retaliation regulations for the second time this year. Although they became effective as of August 10, OSHA originally chose to delay enforcement for these regulations, including the required posting of an anti-retaliation statement, until November 1. Read more

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Recordkeeping Regulation (29 CFR 1904) requires employers to prepare and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses. Covered employers are required to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses by February 1st. The form must be visible to employees and prospective employees until Read more

To promote workplace safety, the Maine Department of Labor is offering once again free safety classes in the month of January. The courses will be held at the SafetyWorks! Training Institution in the city of Augusta. SafetyWorks! is offering these courses to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and death and reduce related costs. List of upcoming Read more

On September 18, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Final Rule revising injury recording and reporting requirements. The Final Rule, which became effective January 1, 2015, extended the list of specified industries that must log all injuries or illnesses. Also under the new rule, employers are required to report any fatality to OSHA within Read more

Earlier this month President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (Budget Act). Among other things, the act provides for mandatory increases in the penalties for violations of standards established under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The act calls for an initial penalty adjustment that will reflect the increase in the Read more