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David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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OSHA wins another round on enforcment power, this time on records

OSHA has won another round in its bid to expand its enforcement power, underscoring the need for employers and insurance companies to be careful not to dig a hole for themselves when they conduct safety audits and accident investigations. http://www.fdrsafety.com/osha-wins-new-round-on-enforcement-power-this-time-on-records/
Jun 14, 2011
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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As OSHA withdraws ergonomics proposal, it should also rethink I2P2

In its second course reversal in a week, OSHA has withdrawn a proposal to step up recordkeeping requirements for ergonomic injuries, naturally raising questions about what else the agency might be rethinking. Jim Stanley suggests in his blog that the agency look next at the proposed Injury and Illness Prevention Program, known as I2P2.…See More
Jan 26, 2011
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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OSHA backtracks on noise; first major about-face in this administration

OSHA announced Wednesday it was withdrawing a proposed interpretation of noise standards that could have presented some employers with onerous costs to retrofit equipment. It is the first major about-face for OSHA since it began a dramatic ramp-up of enforcement under the Obama Administration. Details:…See More
Jan 19, 2011
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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Hidden in the stats: The dangers of maintenance work

Thorough recordkeeping is essential to a strong safety program, but even companies with good records may be missing  the high risk of maintenance activities. http:/www.fdrsafety.com/blogSee More
Dec 8, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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Confusion abounds about OSHA’s recordkeeping pilot program

http://www.linkedin.com/miniprofile?vieweeID=10188328&context=anet&view">An industry newsletter and a non-profit advocacy group say OSHA has suspended a pilot program to crack down on recordkeeping. OSHA's No. 2 says that's not so -- theemphasis has just switched to large manufacturers.…See More
Oct 6, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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Top 10 mistakes companies make with OSHA recordkeeping

One of the most persistent sources of problems safety and health consultants see is confusion over how to handle OSHA recordkeeping requirements for injuries and illnesses..At the top of the list: The mistaken belief by employers that if aninjured worker can still perform useful work, the injury need not berecorded as a work restriction.…See More
Sep 28, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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Numbers that will put you on OSHA's inspection list

OSHA is giving very specific guidance as to which companies with high rates of workplace injuries can expect to see an OSHA inspector soon.http://www.fdrsafety.com/numbers-that-will-put-you-on-osha%E2%80%99s-inspection-list/See More
Sep 10, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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OSHA suspends recordkeeping crackdown, newsletter reports

An industry newsletter is reporting that OSHA is suspending a pilotprogram to crackdown on alleged under-reporting of accidents andillnesses because the program has not found significant numbers ofviolations. http://www.fdrsafety.com/blogSee More
Aug 12, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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Huge change to OSHA advancing in Congress

Company officers and directors who knew of OSHA violations that led to a death could receive 10 years in prison. Protection for whistle-blowers would be greatly extended and could restrict employers' ability to discipline weak performers. Changes to OSHA now in same bill as changes to MSHA and full House vote could come by end of the month. http://www.fdrsafety.com/blog
Jul 7, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Best Practices
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How to react to tighter OSHA enforcement on making safety training easily understandable

Here are some practical steps to take to meet OSHA requirements that safety training be presented in a way that all workers can understand. OSHA is stepping up enforcement in this area. http://www.fdrsafety.com/osha-tightens-rules-on-making-safety-training-understandable/
Jun 4, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Construction
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Here we go again -- OSHA on wrong path with injury prevention proposal

OSHA is headed in the wrong direction with its Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2), according to Jim Stanley, a former No. 2 at OSHA headquarters. While he agrees that requiring companies to have a safety and health program is a good idea, he says OSHA is off-course in trying to be very specific about what should be in company plans. www.fdrsafety.com/blog
May 6, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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Here we go again -- OSHA on wrong path with injury prevention proposal

OSHA is headed in the wrong direction with its Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2), according to Jim Stanley, a former No. 2 at OSHA headquarters. While he agrees that requiring companies to have a safety and health program is a good idea, he says OSHA is off-course in trying to be very specific about what should be in company plans. http://www.fdrsafety.com/blog
May 6, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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Two new OSHA enforcement initiatives: penalties and prevention

OSHA announced Monday it would propose a new program requiring all employers to have an accident and illness prevention program. It also announced it would step up ergonomics enforcement. Separately in a memo to OSHA officials, agency head David Michaels outlined a plan to increase penalties. Details in two posts at http://www.fdrsafety.com/blog
Apr 27, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Workplace Safety
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Use 5S methods to improve safety, efficiency

Good housekeeping has historically been a foundation for occupational safety. 5S, a process used in lean manufacturing, offers even greater benefit to create not only a clean workplace, but also one that improves both efficiency and safety at the same time.The five S's are: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain.For more: http://www.fdrsafety.com/work-safer-leaner-with-5s
Apr 5, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Best Practices
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Use 5S methods to improve efficiency, safety

Good housekeeping has historically been a foundation for occupational safety. 5S, a process used in lean manufacturing, offers even greater benefit to create not only a clean workplace, but also one that improves both efficiency and safety at the same time.The five S's are: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain.For more: http://www.fdrsafety.com/work-safer-leaner-with-5s
Apr 5, 2010
David Green added a discussion to the group Best Practices
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Lockout/Tagout: New thinking leads to better performance

Lockout and tagout appear to have a perennial lock as one of OSHA’s top 10 violations each year. It is a tough challenge in any organization getting employees to take time to isolate and lockout potentially hazardous energy. Former GM global safety director Mike Taubitz writes that it was not until he started thinking about it from the employees' point of view that he realized there were some ways to improve compliance. http://www.fdrsafety.com/blog
Mar 15, 2010

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Getting ready for an OSHA inspection

Practical tips on preparing for an OSHA inspection, from selecting a company representative to training supervisors for interviews. http://www.fdrsafety.com/blog/

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 6:50am

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At 2:04pm on July 18, 2009, John Miley said…
David, welcome to the Safety Community. I hope you will find the Safety Community to be a tremendous resource to meet your goals. If you have the time, we would benefit from your knowledge and experience with Forum discussion(s).
At 8:56am on July 16, 2009, Jay D. Rohman said…
David, welcome to the Workplace Safety and the Construction groups!
Jay D. Rohman www.EncouragingSafety.com
 
 
 

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