OSHA’s Hazard Huddle Challenge

With workplace safety, fostering an environment where open communication thrives is critical. OSHA recognizes this and created the “Hazard Huddle Challenge” as a tool to encourage employers and workers to engage in crucial discussions about potential hazards on the job. This challenge serves as a powerful tool to not only identify risks but also to […]

Reminder: OSHA Reporting Deadline Approaching – March 2, 2024

In July 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor introduced a significant update to injury and illness reporting requirements for numerous construction companies. This new rule, effective since January 1, 2024, mandates that companies in certain “high hazard” industries, with 100 or more employees, electronically submit specific documents to OSHA annually. These documents include Form 300A…

MSHA Issues Safety Alert on Rotating Conveyor Rollers

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently issued a safety alert addressing the alarming increase in serious and fatal injuries associated with rotating conveyor rollers. The alert emphasizes the need for heightened awareness and adherence to best practices to prevent accidents that can result in permanent disabilities or even fatalities. The safety alert highlights…

Is Your Facility at Risk for Combustible Dust Hazards?

In 2022, a staggering 163 fires, 50 explosions, 89 injuries, and 49 fatalities were recorded due to combustible dust incidents. These alarming statistics call attention to the persistent threat and severe consequences associated with combustible dust in industrial settings. As safety professionals, it is crucial to increase safety knowledge and take proactive measures to protect…

The Importance of Third-Party Independent Process Safety Audits

In August 2023, a devastating explosion at Sherwin-Williams’ paint plant in Garland not only resulted in an injury but also raised serious concerns about the company’s adherence to process safety standards. The aftermath led to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issuing $290,000 in penalties, citing various violations. This incident emphasizes the critical importance…

OSHA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for New Emergency Response Standard

In a move to increase the safety and well-being of emergency workers nationwide, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has unveiled a proposal for a new emergency response standard. This proposed rule aims to replace the existing 44-year-old fire brigades standard, established in 1980, with a comprehensive framework tailored to the evolving needs of…