Tag Archives: OSHA Inspections

It Took 12 Years To Decide That’s Not Willful?!

  Let’s continue our discussion of employer “Willful” behavior.  OSHA can be inconsistent in its application of the classification, and it is often up to the employer to establish the distinction between “serious” and “willful” behavior during and after an OSHA … Continue reading

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Worst Case Scenario – National Claims and a Painful Ergonomic Settlement

This is a sobering Blog.  There are legitimate workplace safety concerns involving ergonomic issues in many industries, but how would you like to be on the receiving end of the attacks described below?  Let’ discuss the most recent development in … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Post That OSHA 300A Summary By This Friday, February 1!

Don’t Forget to Post That OSHA 300A Summary By This Friday, February 1! It always amazes me that such an admittedly dry subject creates so much interest. Today, we held the first of two Firm webinars today on the nuts and bolts … Continue reading

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Zero Injuries Is Not Proof Of Safety Excellance

I notice that one of the most popular subjects on which I blog is how to “lawfully” incentivize safety.  A number of my Blogs and articles have focused on OSHA’s vigorous attacks on Employer Safety Incentive Programs or on the … Continue reading

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Not Sexy, But It Is Important: Top 10 OSHA Crane Standards Cited

Thanks to Jim Goss, one of the best safety Professionals I know, for the list below of common OSHA Crane Citations.  1. 1926.1428(a) Signal person not qualified 2. 1926.1425(c)(3) Materials not rigged by a qualified rigger 3. 1926.1428(a)(3) No documentation … Continue reading

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OSHA WILL Go After You If They Don’t Like Your Policies On Discipline For Not reporting Injuries

OSHA Region V recently gave a presentation on their focus on retaliation cases, including an intense scrutiny of rules and discipline related to failure to timely report workplace injuries. These comments reflect the OSHA National emphasis  I keep harping about … Continue reading

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Confusion About Safety Incentive Plans – Legal or Illegal?

Questions about Safety Incentive Plans have resurfaced in a number of discussions and blogs because of OSHA’s steadily increasing rhetoric against safety incentive programs that rely on injury data and/or whose incentives OSHA deems to be of sufficient magnitude to … Continue reading

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