Occupational Safety and Health

Work-Related COVID-19

As the economy begins to reopen, many employees will be returning to the workplace after COVID-19 restrictions. To ensure the workplace is safe, employers are implementing protocols to ensure sick employees stay home, facilities are clean and configured for optimal safety, and workers comply with their employer’s exposure prevention policy. Unfortunately, the threat of the Read more

Indiana Releases Updated IOSHA Workplace Posting

The Indiana Department of Labor has revised the required Indiana Safety and Health Protection on the Job workplace posting. The workplace posting includes a new section, “Proposed Penalties in Conjunction with a Worker Fatality.” The new section reflects changes made by a recent amendment of the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Act (IOSHA) increasing penalty Read more

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization with the mission to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education, and advocacy. As part of their mission, the National Safety Council promotes June as National Safety Month. In the workplace, the goal is to raise awareness Read more

2019 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls

May 6 to May 10 marks OSHA’s 2019 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. This now-annual event was initially launched on Workers’ Memorial Day in 2012 as a means to address fall protection in the construction industry, but OSHA encourages employers in all industries to participate. Falls are one of the most common Read more

Kentucky Labor Law Poster

On July 17, 2018, Kentucky Governor Matthew G. Bevin passed Executive Order 2018-586 abolishing the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board. The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board consisted of a thirteen-member body chaired by the Secretary of Labor. The Board was created to adopt and promulgate occupational safety and health rules, regulations, and standards Read more

Wyoming OSHA Peel 'N Post

Wyoming is one of 26 states that operate their own OSHA programs under a Federal OSHA-approved State Plan.  Federal OSHA requires State Plan states to adopt occupational safety and health standards that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA standards.  This includes adopting a penalty structure that is at least as effective as Federal Read more

Nevada Workplace Safety Booklet

The Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) has updated the Nevada Workplace Safety Booklet in compliance with a law passed during the 2017 legislative session.  SCATS, a division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, provides essential workplace safety and health information for employers and employees, including mandatory postings such as the Nevada Read more

2018 Alaska Safety and Health Protection Peel 'N Post

The Alaska Division of Labor Standards and Safety has revised the mandatory Alaska Safety and Health Protection posting to reflect the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) anti-retaliation provision. Our readers may recall that OSHA issued a Final Rule in 2016 relating to the Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses regulations. Under the Final Read more