Occupational Health and Safety

On September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced changes to the list of industries that are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records, and to the list of severe work-related injuries and illnesses that all covered employers must report to OSHA.  The final rule goes into Read more

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a proposed rule that would require electronic submission of injury and illness information that employers are already required to keep under OSHA’s regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses. (29 CFR 1904).  The purpose of this rulemaking is to improve tracking of workplace safety Read more

OSHA has revised the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), changing the way information about chemicals in the workplace is communicated to workers. The new standard is based on the international Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Compliance with the new HCS is mandatory for all businesses that regularly handle, store, and use Read more

Bloodborne pathogens come in many forms. Some of the most common are: hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus – an AIDS-causing virus. These pathogens are present in the blood and infectious, causing disease in human beings. If exposed, a worker is at risk for serious or life-threatening illnesses.  By displaying a federal Read more