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Electronic filing of OSHA logs means employers have 2 deadlines in 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that covered employers maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. A summary of those records must be posted by Feb. 1st each year. Earlier this year (May 12, 2016), OSHA published its final rule on a new requirement for employers to also submit OSHA records electronically through Read More

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The Incredibly Smart Way One Employer Handled an OSHA Visit

Reputation matters when OSHA comes knocking. Thanks to the quick response, good reputation, and respect local OSHA officials have for Sheakley’s Safety Team, we were able to help a pizza shop save $17,000 in fines. And it could have been a whole lot worse. OSHA received a complaint from a frustrated employee about an exposed Read More

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Supervisor Safety Liability: 4 Common Exposures

The responsibilities and expectations placed on supervisors are enormous at times—production, workforce management, quality control, budgets, and of course safety. These “deliverables” communicated to them by management require the supervisor to work within the employers system to effectively perform their duties. Does he/she bend the rules from time to time to get the job done Read More

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I2P2 Is on OSHA’s Radar—Is It on Yours?

“Injury and illness prevention programs (I2P2) are good for workers, good for business, and good for America.” OSHA administrator David Michaels made this statement in support of a plan that would require employers to develop written safety programs based on a common set of elements. In its most recent regulatory update, OSHA said it anticipates Read More

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OSHA Job Safety Analysis: Are Your Jobs Safe?

A job safety analysis (JSA) is a procedure which helps integrate accepted safety and health principles and practices into a particular task or job operation.  In a JSA, each basic step of the job is to identify potential hazards and to recommend the safest way to do the job. One of the methods used in Read More

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Are You Ready to Meet the Upcoming OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements? We’re Here to Help! WEBINAR

The 2012 calendar year has come to a close and under OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations, some employers are required to calculate and post their 2012 injury/illness summary report(s) by February 1, 2013. Did you know? Every workers’ comp claim is not an OSHA recordable? Every visit to the hospital does not result in an OSHA recordable? Read More

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New Tool Helps You Evaluate the Impact of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses on Your Profitability

Sheakley has found a tool provided by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).  Employers can use the “$afety Pays” to assess the impact of occupational injuries and illnesses on their profitability. This program uses a company’s profit margin, the average costs of an injury or illness, and an indirect cost multiplier to project the amount of Read More

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Are You Ready for OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements? – WEBINAR

The 2012 calendar year is coming to a close and under OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations, some employers are required to calculate and post their 2012 injury/illness summary report(s) by February 1, 2013. Did you know? Every workers’ comp claim is not an OSHA recordable? Every visit to the hospital does not result in an OSHA recordable? Read More

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New Smart Phone App Helps Keep Workers Safer in Hot Weather

U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a Heat Safety Tool that provides safety information on a mobile phone. Using the app, workers and supervisors can calculate the heat index for their worksite. The heat index, a measurement of air temperature in relation to relative humidity, was developed based on Read More