March 2021 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:


OSHA Cites Rail Service for Confined Space Violations A U.S. D.O.L. workplace safety investigation has found Oklahoma rail car products and services provider didn't follow federal safety standards for working in confined spaces after two deaths Read More...
 
US D.O.L Proposes $264K in Fines to MT Manufacturer for Serious Willful Violations Following Amputation When OSHA Inspectors arrived at the facility to investigate a recent incident that resulted in a partial finger amputation, they found a workplace with unguarded saw blades, rotating machinery, belts pulleys, and chains Read More...

OSHA Alleges MO Plumbing Contractor Exposed Worker to Unprotected Trench Despite Agreement Barely 2 years after plumbing company agreed to adopt a comprehensive trench safety program following 2016 death, federal inspectors responding to a complaint in August 2020 found another employee in an unprotected trench Read More...


OSHA Quicktakes

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


OSHA issues stronger Worker Safety Guidance to help employers and workers Identify Risks of COVID-19 Exposures and Contractions More Info

Minnesota On-Site Consultation Program Helps Company Find Safety Success More Info

US Department of Labor's OSHA issues proposed rule to update Hazard Communication Standards More Info

The 8th Annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls In Construction will be held May 3-7 More Info
 
OSHA and The Consulate General of Mexico in Denver have signed a 2 Year Alliance To Promote Workplace Safety And Health Training More Info
JSA App Update

Exciting news! We recently pushed out a new version of our popular JSA App. This app is compatible with both Apple and Android devices and also works on your desktop or laptop computer.

The latest versions are available for download to your mobile device using the following links:
Here is a summary of the primary enhancements included with this latest update:
  • Wi-Fi or cellular connections are no longer needed, you can now complete your JSA's in Offline Mode.
  • JSA's created in offline mode can be shared with others without having to sync them first.
These and other minor bug fixes are included with this latest release.

If you have not already checked out this app, you can use our free version or sign up for a subscription to get the full benefits for as little as $10/month.

If you would like to learn more about our JSA Appclick here.


Incident App Update

We are currently working on several updates to our Incident App and expect to have these available to our subscribers later in March.

Some of the updates include:
  • Adding "construction equipment" and "forklifts" to the base map used to diagram an accident scene.
  • Adding 5 new fields to allow for greater customization of reports.
  • Adding a security flag that will help prevent non-authorized persons from gaining access to potentially sensitive data in the app.
  • Adding the ability to document an Accident Investigation. Administrators will be able to document causal factors and corrective actions.
  • There will be several updates to the dashboard page that will include data for not just injuries and illnesses, but also property and GL incidents.
To learn more about our Incident App, click here.
 


OSHA SST Program

OSHA announced updates to their Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Program for 2021. Read More...
Checklist Updates

Our dedicated team here at Safety Reports is always working hard to improve our checklists. This past month they've been especially busy.

Here is a summary of the changes that were made in February:
  • We updated "Cold Weather" hazards on several of our Construction checklists.
  • We made several updates to Subpart "R" in our MSHA Surface Mining Checklist.
  • We added a new category to our EM-385 Checklist to include Powder Actuated Tools.
We are also working on additional updates that will be released in the coming weeks.  These updates include:
  • New CMS Checklist specific to Long-Term Care Facilities.
  • Updates to our Construction 1926 Checklist that include specific references to state requirements for Hawaii. 
Our standard checklists reference applicable regulatory standards. We also include links to the standards in the app and our reports.

And don't forget, to complement our standard checklists, you always have the option to upload your own custom checklists as well.

 

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