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

Under the United States Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) financial institutions are required by the Federal Reserve Board to display federal OSHA posters, maintain and disclose information about home purchases, home purchase pre-approvals, home improvement, and refinance applications involving 1 to 4 unit and multi-family dwellings. The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) was created to help Read more

A safe and healthful workplace is good for both workers and businesses and it’s the law. OSHA has designed a Hazard Awareness Advisor Tool to assist small businesses that may not have the means to hire safety and health professionals to evaluate their workplace.  And the best part is it’s a Free tool that helps Read more

Reducing hazards in the workplace is not only important — it’s federal law!  Workplace violence has increased in recent years, negatively impacting workforces across the country.  It can involve employees, clients, customers and visitors. Workplace violence is an occupational hazard which, like other safety issues, can be avoided or minimized when employers take appropriate precautions. Read more

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was added to the Department of Labor in order to make sure that U.S. working conditions are as safe as possible.  Through training programs, inspections, regulations, and penalties, OSHA can make sure that all of America’s working men and women aren’t put at unnecessary risk when they clock Read more

High heat conditions present a real danger to employees. Even worse…the risk of heat-related illness becomes greater as the weather gets hotter and more humid. What we know is that workers become overheated from two primary sources: environmental conditions like heat and humidity and the internal heat generated by physical labor. That’s why when it’s Read more

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has approved a number of State Plans, and now they want to hear your thoughts on them. At an informal stakeholder meeting scheduled for June 25, 2012, OSHA will be taking comments, encouraging suggestions, and holding forums on the new State Plans.  They want to know whether you Read more

The mercury is starting to rise, and, as a result, the U.S. Department of Labor is kicking things into high gear. The Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just kicked off a summer campaign designed to educate companies and their employees about the dangers of working outside during the hot summer months.  Officials believe Read more