Compliance

Letter: OSHA Should Issue Electronic Reporting Rule With All Possible Speed

July 13, 2021

Restoring Obama-Era Rule Will Strengthen Enforcement, Increase Compliance with Workplace Health and Safety Measures The Biden administration should move with urgency to restore the provisions of the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule that required large employers to regularly submit workplace injury and illness data to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Public…

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OSHA & ANSI Color Standards for Safety Tape and Signs in the Workplace

April 14, 2021

By: Chris Meacher, Contributor OSHA & ANSI color standards exist to help businesses in the U.S. make good decisions when it comes to marking their facilities for maximum efficiency and, more importantly, safety. There are resources available to help guide such businesses in making logical choices when applying floor marking and anti-slip tape in facilities.…

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Safety Signs That Wow OSHA and Get Results

April 14, 2021

By: Christine Torres, Contributor Walk through the facilities of some of the nation’s top companies like Amazon, Toyota, Northrop Grumman and Coca-Cola, and it’s easy to see why they are stellar. The facilities are orderly and embrace top-down safety programs. This is a tried-and-true combination that tackles efficiency hurdles. Part of what it takes to…

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Biden nominates Cal/OSHA head to top OSHA position

April 13, 2021

President Joe Biden has nominated Douglas L. Parker, the current the chief of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor. If the U.S. Senate approves Parker’s nomination, he’ll be the first chief OSHA has had since Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigned in July 15, 2019. A subsequent…

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American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection

March 1, 2021

ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014 “Compliance with most ANSI standards is voluntary, however ANSI Z89.1 is one of the standards that OSHA actually cites in the PPE regulations, making it the law for workers exposed to hazards requiring head protection. That’s why Petzl feels it is very important to design all our professional helmets to meet this standard. We…

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American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection – ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014

February 5, 2021

“Compliance with most ANSI standards is voluntary, however ANSI Z89.1 is one of the standards that OSHA actually cites in the PPE regulations, making it the law for workers exposed to hazards requiring head protection. That’s why Petzl feels it is very important to design all our professional helmets to meet this standard. We want to…

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ANSI 105/EN 388 Standards for Hand Protection Cut Resistance

January 23, 2021

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: Two global standards are used to evaluate the protection levels of work gloves: the ANSI/ISEA 105 (U.S.) and EN 388 (EU). EN 388 is also commonly cited in other parts of the world (i.e., Canada, AUS/NZ and South America). A cut is usually considered to be a wound caused by a sharp…

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OSHA 1910: 1200—HazCom Standard

January 23, 2021

IMPORTANT TO KNOW: In June 2016, the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) required employers to have updated, alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication programs in effect and to provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards. These were considered significant changes to the standard. Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard: Hazard classification:…

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Powered Industrial Trucks: OSHA 1917.43

January 20, 2021

Important to Know: Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, are used in countless industries, including manufacturing, warehousing and construction. They can do what humans cannot: lift and move bulky or heavy loads. Whether they’re unloading goods from trucks or raising boxes of products to shelf height in a distribution center, forklifts are indispensable in…

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ANSI 105/EN 388 Standards for Hand Protection

January 19, 2021

“Understanding the need to listen to our customers to make sure we make the right product recommendation for a task to be completed is one of Pyramex’s most important goals. The ANSI/ISEA 105 and EN388 standards help to identify the correct glove for the task and gives employers the confidence that their employees are protected.…

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