Workplace Safety: New OSHA Requirements

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.

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  1. Joe Garavente 1 April, 2015 at 20:41 Reply

    This is such an important piece. Yes it contains information that many of us hope to never need apply, it is critical that business owners and managers understand these regulations.

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