Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Course dates announced: Managing & Controlling Hazards Associated with Cranes, Derricks, and Hoisting

Rutgers School of Public Health - Center for Public Health Workforce Development is offering free "Managing & Controlling Hazards Associated with Cranes, Derricks, and Hoisting" training courses in Somerset, New Jersey, as part of the OSHA Susan Harwood Training. The trainer for these courses will be Michael Presutti.

Almost all construction worksites in large urban areas require cranes, derrick, and hoisting equipment. Lifting operations are among the most critical operations on a construction worksite and require comprehensive planning as errors will lead to tragedy. This program will guide trainees through the fundamental hazards associated with cranes, derricks, and hoisting activities and their hazard controls.

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OSHA Revises Penalty Structure for FY2020.

Seal of the U.S. Department of LaborOSHA adjusted penalty amounts for 2020 to reflect inflation. States that operate their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans are required to adopt maximum penalty levels that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA's.

Standard Clarification

Walking-Working SurfacesOSHA issued corrections to the Walking-Working Surfaces, Personal Protective Equipment, and Special Industries standards.

Earthquake Safety Resource

Earthquake cleanup
A new Earthquake Hazard Alert focuses on keeping emergency response workers safe.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Freedom of Information Act

Screenshot of FOIA web pageOSHA's updated webpage focuses on how to submit and track Freedom of Information Act requests.

Working Safely in Cold Weather

Winter Weather
During the winter season, OSHA's winter weather webpage offers tips for staying safe while working outdoors.

OSHA Crane Safety

Crane OperatorOSHA issued a temporary enforcement policy for crane operator certifications from Crane Institute Certification.

Suicide Prevention Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - suicidepreventionlifeline.orgIf you're having trouble coping with work-related stress, talk with someone who can help.

Keeping America's Workforce Safe

CSHOsA significant increase in inspections and a record amount of compliance assistance further OSHA’s mission of ensuring that employers provide workplaces free of hazards.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Preventing Cold Stress

Winter weatherMake sure you are properly protected from cold stress and other winter weather hazards.