New OSHA Reporting Requirements for 2015
Employers must now report all work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and loss of an eye within 24 hours to OSHA. The current requirement to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours remains unchanged.
2014 Most Frequently Cited Standards: General Industry
1. Hazard communication (1910.1200)
2. Respiratory protection (1910.134)
3. Lockout / tagout (1910.147)
4. Powered industrial trucks (1910.178)
5. Electrical, wiring methods (1910.305)
6. Machine guarding (1910.212)
7. Electrical, general requirements (1910.303)
OSHA’s Current Emphasis Program: Temporary Workers
The staffing agency and the staffing agency’s client (the host employer) are considered joint employers, therefore, both are responsible for providing and maintaining a safe work environment. OSHA is making a concerted effort, through inspections and enforcement, to assure that temporary workers are protected from workplace hazards.
Sunny Corona is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Consultant with over 30 years of experience working with small and global size companies. She is a managing member of Custom Safety Services, LLC, a full service safety consulting company. Sunny and her partner provide on-site, customized employee training and OSHA compliance services (including written programs) for employers covered by the OSHA “1910-General Industry” safety standards. Sunny can be reached at (201) 703-6966 or Sunny@CustomSafetyServices.com.