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Two Florida Contractors Hit with Big OSHA Fines
In the last 2 weeks, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued big citations against two Florida contractors.  On August 29, OSHA cited Coastal Roofing Inc. for exposing employees to fall and other hazards at a St. Johns, Florida, worksite. The Jacksonville-based roofing company faces $105,28...
Hot Summers and Contractor Heat Illness Prevention plans
Florida construction is booming – and thousands of construction workers are working under the scorching summer sun.  Florida heat can be intense and dangerous. Forty (40) percent of heat-related deaths happen in construction.  With the quick rise in construction employment, there are many new workers who may not be used to working under the...
When is the Next OSHA ITA Reporting Deadline?
2017 OSHA 300A summary data must be reported to the ITA website by July 1, 2018. But don’t bother setting an annual recurring event in your tasking software … starting in 2019 and every subsequent year, the reporting deadline will be March 2nd. Remember that not every business needs to report OSHA log summaries to......
Alternate OSHA DART Rate Calculation Formula for Small Businesses
  We’ve come across a very interesting Interpretation letter published by OSHA, regarding the unfair impact to small companies of using standard injury rate calculations. Traditionally, DART, as well as any other type of OSHA incident rates, are based on a single year’s sum of incidents, multiplied by 200,000 and then divided by th...
OSHA 300A Workplace Posting
 COMPLIANCE REMINDER OSHA 300A WORKPLACE POSTING REQUIREMENT: FEBRUARY 1st to APRIL 30th Unless your company employed fewer than 10 individuals at all times throughout 2017, or, your company’s NAICS code is recognized as a “low-hazard” industry by OSHA, your company must maintain a written record of work-related injuries and illnesses on the...
How to Submit OSHA 300A Summary Data to ITA
Who Needs to Do This? Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. When Must This Be Done? By December 1, 2017.   Go to the......
What companies will be required to report OSHA 300A injury data?
Get ready, the new OSHA online reporting of injuries and illnesses will be phased in over the next two years.  Currently, OSHA plans to launch its reporting web page on or before December 1, 2017.   If you are trying to determine if your company will need to register and report your employee injury data,......
OSHA Delays Electronic Records Reporting until December 1, 2017
On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a rule entitled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” with an effective date of January 1, 2017, for the final rule’s electronic reporting requirements (81 FR 29624). Under these requirements, certain employers who were required to complet...
Construction Silica Regulation delayed until Sept 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – On April 6, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry.  The 90 day delay will be used for additional outreach and development of educational materials and guidance for employers....
OSHA Recordability for employee injuries – test your knowledge
The OSHA general recordability criteria are listed in Section 1904.7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and every non-exempted employer should carefully review the criteria so that the requirements are followed, but that injuries are not over reported.  Over-reporting of employee injuries will create a higher injury rate, and may lead to a...
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