April 2020 Newsletter          

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


U.S. Department of Labor Cites Residential Roofing Contractors for exposing employees to safety hazards at 2 Alabama worksites The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Jamie Martinez-Hernandez $240,880. READ MORE...

U.S. Department of Labor fines Delaware rail car tank cleaning and repair facility OSHA has cited Dana Rail Car $371,276 READ MORE...

U.S. Department of Labor Cites New York cookie manufacturer for exposing employees to fall and other hazards OSHA has cited Nonis Foods LLC for $221,257 for a fall and other hazards exposures READ MORE..

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Dollar Tree Stores Inc. for exposing employees to exit, storage and fire hazards at Massachusetts Store  OSHA cites Dollar Tree Stores Inc. for $523,745  READ MORE...

U.S. Department of Labor Cites charcoal manufacturer for multiple hazards at 2 Missouri locations OSHA has cited Royal Oak Enterprises for $339,702 READ MORE...

U.S. Department of Labor Cites interstate commodities after employee fatality in grain bin engulfment OSHA has cited Interstate Commodities- based in Troy, NY for $228,592 for grain handling violations after an employee was fatally engulfed in a grain bin in the Fremont, NE, facility READ MORE...

OSHA Quicktakes

Stay on top of the latest OSHA news, initiatives and products to help identify and prevent workplace hazards.

NIOSH is seeking public comments on the development of a workplace supported recovery program for opioid and substance use More Info

March was National Ladder Safety Month  More Info

Safetyfest TN will provide free workplace safety and health classes More Info
Guidance for respirator fit-testing in healthcare during COVID-19 Outbreak More Info
National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in construction More Info
D.O.L extends emphasis program to reduce risks of amputation in PA's manufacturing industry More Info
COVID-19 Inspection Checklist
Safety Reports has recently added a new checklist to our Inspection Application which allows you to assess your company's efforts to comply with CDC Guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Checklist can be used as a "stand-alone" inspection or it can also be added to one of our existing checklists, such as the Construction 1926 or General Industry 1910 checklist.

Click here to view this checklist and other COVID-19 resources.

COVID-19 Toolbox Talk

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Safety Reports has released a new toolbox talk that can be used in our Training App.

The COVID-19 Toolbox Talk can be found in the OSHA Quick Cards Library under the Environmental Health category.

You can train your employees using our app and have them sign off that they received the training using our signature capture feature built into the app.

Click here to view this new toolbox talk.  If interested in learning more about our training app, please contact us.

Click here to view OSHA's Guide for preparing your workplace for COVID-19.

Business As Usual Well, sort of...

We wanted to let our subscribers know that Safety-Reports is working hard to maintain normal business operations (as normal as possible) as we deal with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We're fortunate in that our business operations allow us to office from home, and that's exactly what our staff is doing as we do our part to help prevent the spread of this virus.

We're happy to report that so far, our emergency action plan has worked extremely well, and all support calls and emails are being handled in a timely manner!

 Inspection App Update

We've released an updated version our Inspection App, Version 10.2. If you haven't done so already, please be sure to download this version to your mobile device(s).


Summary of Updates:

For starters, you'll also notice that we updated the "Splash Screen".

When you start a new inspection in "Online" mode and your device loses connectivity during the inspection (i.e. you walk away from a Wi-Fi source or lose cellular coverage) the app will prompt you to switch to "Offline" mode. And when you switch to offline, the app will automatically take you back to the last inspection you were working on so you can continue on with the inspection seamlessly.

Some of our subscribers have added dozens of cc's to their account and when submitting a report, the cc list has become unnecessarily long causing the user to scroll more than normal to get to the 'submit' button. To fix this, we've added a drop down field whenever the cc list is greater than 10 names.

Apple devices (iOS 13.0 and greater) have an option to switch to "Dark Mode" which changes the screen background to black and the text to white. This mode creates issues with certain features in our app and we've built in a fix to account for Dark Mode setting.

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