JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER      

 
 
OSHA enforcement activity is on the rise and so are penalties for non-compliance. Following are just a few examples:

 
California cites company for safety violations following fatal forklift incident. A roofing in San Francisco was cited $62,320 after a worker died when his forklift tipped over the edge of a ramp. More Info

Ohio manufacturer cited for not installing proper machine guarding following three amputations in two months. OSHA cited the company for violations related to mechanical power presses, hazardous energy control, machine guarding, electrical safe work practices, and forklift training. More Info

Texas lab cited for exposing workers to silica, combustible dust, chemical and other hazards. Durcon Inc. has been issued citations for 35 safety and health violations. More Info

Michigan landscaping company obtains Cease Operations Order for exposing workers to hazards Sunset Tree Service & Landscaping, LLC was cited for exposing workers to potentially serious injuries by continuing to operate without abating previously identified hazards. More Info



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Some contractors talk a good talk when it comes to safety, but The PENTA Group walks the walk. They’ve accumulated over 2,800 days without a lost-time-incident and were recently awarded the Silver Star Award from Liberty Mutual Insurance for exceptional safety performance in 2016. PENTA qualified for this prestigious award by maintaining an IR rate less than half of BLS's national average, of 1.3. There are only about 3% of their customers that ever achieve this status.

Rodd Weber, Corporate Safety Director at PENTA has used Safety-Reports for two years and in Rodd’s words…has found it to be invaluable. He likes the comprehensive platform which allows them to better identify, communicate and abate safety hazards. This enables them to run safer, more efficient projects, which in turn leads to earning significant awards and recognition within the construction industry.

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Inspection Maintenance Face-lift
 
Enterprise users will notice a new look and feel when they access the "Inspection Maintenance" section of their Admin Account! The process of adding and editing inspections, especially those assigned to sub-user accounts, has been significantly improved!

Previously, if an Administrator wanted to add or edit a sub-user inspection, they had to first select the full-user account to which the sub-user was assigned. With this update, they can simply select the sub-user account to add or edit an inspection instead of having to go through the full-user account.

If you have any questions or need assistance with this new process of adding and editing inspections, please contact us.

Checklist Updates
 
USACE EM 385 Checklist:

Added New Category called Boom Lifts that includes questions from Section 22.M pertaining to vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms (aerial lifts, to include articulating boom platforms/lifts, and trailer-mounted boom lifts).

Added new category called Scissor Lifts that includes questions from Section 22.L pertaining to elevated aerial work platforms specific to scissor lift operations.

Added new category called Bulletin Board that includes questions from Section 01.A specific to SOH bulletin board requirements (i.e. posting emergency numbers, safety posters, OSHA injury/illness records, etc.).
 
General Ind. 1910 Checklist:
 
Added a new question to Electrical Safety category to address use of multi-plug outlet devices and possible circuit overloads.
 
Modified the recommendation under Electrical Safety for our question pertaining to "daisy-chaining" cord sets. It now includes reference to power strips or surge protector cords.

Safety Professional 
of the Year!
 
Safety-Reports is very proud to announce that our President and Co-Founder, Steve Polich, CSP, was recently awarded the SPY Award (Safety Professional of The Year) for the ASSE Great Plains Chapter. Congratulations Steve on a well-deserved honor!

 

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