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 […]

Essential Steps to Protect Your Business During an OSHA Inspection

For any business, ensuring compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations is a critical aspect of maintaining a safe workplace environment. An unexpected OSHA inspection can be a daunting experience, but with proper preparation and adherence to necessary steps, you can protect your business and demonstrate a commitment to workplace safety. Here is […]

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 […]