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OCTOBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
OSHA enforcement activity is on the rise and so are penalties for non-compliance. Following are just a few examples:
Virginia Cites Contractor for Exposing Workers to Silica Hazards issuedand $304,130 in penalties to Lanford Brothers Company for exposing workers to respirable crystalline silica hazards while using jackhammers to remove concrete from bridge piers READ MORE...
Ohio Tool Manufacturer Cited After Employee Suffers Amputation ArtiFlex Manufacturing was cited for exposing workers to amputation hazards after an employee’s finger was partially amputated. READ MORE...
Hawaii Company Cited for Fall Protection and Energy Control Violations issued and $47,080 in penalties to ABM Industry Groups, LLC, for exposing working to falls and hazardous energy. READ MORE...
California Cites Cargo Company after Forklift Operator Suffers Fatal Injury California OSHA issued six citations and $205,235 in penalties to SSA Pacific, Inc., after a worker sustained fatal injuries when he was thrown from a forklift that collided with a concrete piling. READ MORE...
Two Companies Cited after Fatal Fall at Communication Tower Worksite in Mississippi Midway Tower Service, Inc., and Bracken Equipment Holdings, LLC, for exposing employees to fall and struck-by hazards after an employee suffered fatal injuries. READ MORE...
Alabama Recycling Plant Cited after Worker Hospitalized for Fall Thorpe Plant Services, Inc., and Steel Dust Recycling, LLC, were cited for fall and confined space hazards after an employee was hospitalized following a 30-foot fall. READ MORE...
Florida Roofing Company Faces Penalties for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards Coastal Roofing, Inc., faces $105,283 in proposed penalties for exposing workers to fall and other hazards. READ MORE...
Stay on top of the latest OSHA news, initiatives and products to help identify and prevent workplace hazards.
September is National Preparedness Month: Keep Workers Safe from Natural Disasters READ MORE...
New Public Service Announcement on Trench Safety Available READ MORE...
Job Bank is Here!
When starting new inspections, you can now utilize a new feature called Job Bank which allows you to add your jobs or projects to the system through your Admin account and your inspectors will have access to them when starting new inspections.
For those familiar with our "Repeat Inspection" option, you'll find that Job Bank works much the same way, but with Job Bank, your inspectors will have access to all jobs that are entered to your account. When changes are made to jobs in the Job Bank, the changes only need to be made once and all inspectors will see them.
Please contact us if you'd like us to activate "Job Bank".
Big news! Safety Reports is now integrated with PlanGrid!
PlanGrid is a software platform designed to improve construction productivity. It replaces paper blueprints and is a collaborative platform for sharing construction information such as field markups, progress photos and issues tracking.
With this integration, you'll now be able to seamlessly share your Inspection Reports and Corrective Action Tracking updates via PlanGrid!
Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about this integration or if you'd like to activate PlanGrid integration for your account.
Changes have been made to our General Industry 1910 checklist under the Aisles and Walkways category. We added questions to address requirements for keeping aisles and walkways dry (to the extent feasible) and we also added a question to address the maintenance of aisles and walkways (i.e. keeping them in good repair). We also updated references to include interpretation letters relating to aisle widths and markings.
We also added a new question to our Construction 1926 and CalOSHA Construction checklists under Scissor Lifts. The question addresses use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems when working in lifts. While not an OSHA requirement for scissor lifts, it's considered a "Best Practice" and based on subscriber feedback, we decided to include it.
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