August 2020 Newsletter       


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


Missouri Contractor Cited After  Employee Suffers Severe Injuries in Trench Collapse
 OSHA has cited Unnerstall Contracting Company LLC
 for $224,459 Read More...


New Jersey Manufacturer Cited For Failing to Correct Machine Hazards 
OSHA has cited Brave Park Inc. for $259,760 Read More...

South Carolina Shipyard Cited After Employee Suffers Fatal Injuries At Worksite The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Detyens Shipyards Inc. for $37,591 Read More...

Florida Roofing Contractor Cited for Exposing Employees to Falls The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Camaney Services of Central Florida Inc. for $49,930 Read More...

Alabama Lumber and Flooring Manufacturer cited for Employee Fatality The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Miller & Co. Inc for $218,192 Read More...

OSHA Quicktakes

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


OSHA Issued Public Service Announcements And Billboards to Inform Workers About COVID-19 Risks More Info

9 Steps to Reducing Worker Exposure To COVID-19 in Meat Processing and Packaging Facilities More Info

17th Annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction More Info

A Foundry Collaborated with OSHA's On-Site Consultation Program to Lower Injury Rates, and WC Premiums and Claims More Info
 
OSHA Ordered a Trucking Company to Reinstate Employee Terminated for Refusing to Drive an Overnight Vehicle More Info
Virtual Safety Reports (VSR)
 
Just like the name implies, with Virtual Safety Reports (VSR) you can inspect multiple worksites that are miles apart, without ever leaving your office. It's the perfect solution in this time of social distancing and travel restrictions.

Connect in real-time, go paperless, and save resources with Virtual Safety Reports (VSR).


The best part is that it's FREE to our existing subscribers! You get up to 10 each 1-hour sessions per month per license with your Enterprise subscription! 

If you're not a current customer, you can Subscribe for just $70/mo and start using this technology today, or Schedule a Demo to see how easy it is to use!


Training Survey

Safety+Health released the results of their 2020 Training Survey. The survey was conducted in March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was taking a major hold in the United States. View Survey



What has Safety Reports done to help improve training in response to COVID-19?

Our Toolbox Talk App allows the instructor to verify attendance by taking a photo of attendees, rather than have them use their finger to sign the tablet. The photo is embedded in training report.

We have also added a remote training option that allows the instructor to email students a toolbox talk with built in exam questions. The recipient just needs to open the toolbox talk and when they answer all the questions correctly, they get credit for completing the training. Again, just another subtle change designed for convenience and to reduce exposure to COVID-19.

Safety Reports is also working to add an option for employers to assign a bar code or QR code to employees, where the instructor scans the code as employees arrive for training, reducing exposure created by signing a traditional paper roster. More Info
 

Inspection Survey

Has the pandemic impacted your ability to conduct inspections? If so, we'd like to know to what extent.  Take Survey
 
Workplace Standards for COVID-19 

Did you know that emergency COVID regulations for Virginia workplaces are set to take effect the week of July 27th?

Virginia has become the first state to pass regulations, but it's likely that other states will follow suit.

In summary, these newly adopted standards require all employers, at a minimum, to mandate social distancing measures and face coverings for employees in customer-facing positions and when social distancing is not possible, provide frequent access to hand washing or hand sanitizer, and regularly clean high-contact surfaces.

In addition, new standards require all employees be notified within 24 hours if a coworker tests positive for the virus. Employees who are known or suspected to be positive for COVID-19 cannot return to work for 10 days or until they receive two consecutive negative tests. 
More Info


Fighting COVID-19

Safety Reports is fighting mad about COVID-19. Here are just a few steps we're taking to combat this virus:

1. Conducting daily COVID self-Assessments using SR Scan App

2. Wearing masks when social distancing is not possible

3. Taped off 6-foot COVID awareness zones at workspaces

 

Be sure to visit our website for updated COVID-19 Resources


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