How to Keep Your Workers Safe in Hot Weather

  Summer is finally here! Before heading off on vacation to the beach or campground, it’s important to prepare your outdoor workers for the transition to heat and humidity. Working even just a few hours in extremely hot temperatures can lead to dangerous illness and even death. There’s good news, though: heat-related emergencies can be… Read More »

OSHA Releases Additional Temporary Worker Initiative Bulletins

From Cliff Gerbick, CSP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released two additional bulletins in conjunction with their ongoing Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI).  The TWI was started in April of 2013 and focuses on both temporary staffing agencies and those employers that utilize a temporary employees (host… Read More »

OSHA Updates Recordkeeping Requirements

From Cliff Gerbick, CSP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) made significant changes to employers’ requirements for reporting injuries to the agency.  On September 11, 2014, OSHA announced there would be added circumstances under which employers must contact OSHA and report certain occupational incidents.  Prior to the update,… Read More »

OSHA Extends Comment Period of Proposed Recordkeeping Changes

From Cliff Gerbick, CSP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the open comment period for the proposed changes to the current Recordkeeping Standard, 29 CFR 1904.… Read More »

OSHA Releases Resources to Protect Workers from Chemical Hazards

From Cliff Gerbick, CSP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety) The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released two online resources to help workers understand and identify hazardous chemicals in the workplace. While OSHA has identified many dangerous chemicals that are present in workplaces, it concedes that their “…exposure standards are out-of-date and inadequately… Read More »

OSHA Revises Hazard Communication Standard – One Year Later

From Cliff Gerbick, CSP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety) It has been approximately one year since the… Read More »

OSHA Launches Initiative to Protect Temporary Workers (TRN Update)

From Cliff Gerbick, CSP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety) Each year towards the end of April, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) holds a remembrance ceremony for Workers Memorial Day.… Read More »

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of Fiscal Year 2012 (TRN Safety Alert)

From Cliff Gerbick, CSP (The Reserves Network Director of Safety) OSHA has released it annual list of the top 10 workplace violations for fiscal year 2012 (October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012). Annually the list contains mostly the same standards, only switching positions, and this year is no exception. As the political landscape remains… Read More »