OSHA’s Continued Commitment to Heat Safety in the Workplace

As temperatures rise across the United States, so does the risk of heat-related illnesses for workers laboring both outdoors and indoors. Through its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards, OSHA continues to focus on addressing the dangers of heat exposure in workplaces nationwide. Since its inception in 2022, OSHA’s NEP has […]

Staying Off OSHA’s Severe Violator List (SVL)

Maintaining a safe work environment is not only a legal requirement – it is also a moral obligation that every business owes its employees. Staying off OSHA’s Severe Violator List (SVL) is extremely important to workplaces that pride themselves on having a strong safety culture.  What does it take to steer clear of this list?  […]

OSHA’s Final “Walkaround” Rule – What Employers Need to Know

On April 1, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule on clarifying who can accompany OSHA inspectors during workplace inspections. This “Worker Walkaround Representative Designation Process Rule” is set to take effect on May 31, 2024, and will bring clarity and guidance to an essential aspect of workplace safety compliance. Under […]