OSHA

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

OSHA Form 300A

In general, employers with 10 or more employees are required to post in the workplace a completed OSHA Form 300A (Summary  of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) every year between February 1 and April 1. Employers with fewer than 10 employees and certain low-risk industries are exempt from this requirement. (Click here for a list of Read more

OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule Finalized in 2019

Although the government shutdown continues, some wheels still continue to turn in the U.S. Department of Labor. On January 24, 2019, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) announced finalization of a rule to roll back electronic data submission for large employers and employers in high-risk industry. In its trade release, OSHA states that the Read more

OSHA Updates Guidance on Safety Incentive Programs and Drug Testing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued updated enforcement guidance on the role of post-incident drug testing and safety incentive programs under the agency’s anti-retaliation rule. The new interpretation widens the scope of permissible programs under the rule, which should provide some comfort to employers who have expressed concern that long-running workplace safety Read more

New OSHA Regulations Proposed

Two years after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) passed regulations intended to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses, the federal agency has proposed to amend their own rule in order to limit the information that employers are required to submit. If the rule is approved, employers will no longer be required to Read more

This year, Wyoming OSHA has been a little tough on employers requiring them to update their workplace “Health and Safety Protection on the Job” posting for the second time this year.  The reason for the second Wyoming OSHA posting update is simple – Wyoming OSHA penalties have increased, again. To explain: Wyoming is one of Read more

Electronic Recordkeeping Rule Applies to Employers Covered By OSHA State Plan

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on April 30, 2018 that the agency was in error when it previously said that employers covered by an OSHA State Plan did not need to electronically submit injury and illness data unless required by state regulations. Starting this year, all employers who are covered by the Read more

OSHA Injury Tracking Requires Electronic Submission

After an initial delay of 5 months, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has once again pushed back the deadline for the electronic submission of injury and illness reports. The new due date is December 15, 2017. With only days to go before the previous December 1 deadline, OSHA has invoked a legal exception Read more

September is National Preparedness Month!

Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launches the National Preparedness Month campaign. The goal of the campaign is to increase the number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness for emergencies at home, work, business, school, and place of worship. In the last few weeks, we have seen how devastating natural Read more

OSHA Whistleblower Complaint Form Updated

Continuing the trend of modernization we’ve seen recently from federal agencies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to take advantage of the interactivity that the use of online forms makes possible. The agency’s online whistleblower complaint form has been revised to ensure that individuals issuing complaints are aware of their rights and Read more