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Are You Compliant with the OSHA Electronic Reporting Rule?

Posted by Chas Lowe on Nov 13, 2019 1:00:29 PM

Do You Need to Be?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a ruling that required certain establishments to begin reporting their injury and illness records electronically in 2016. However, the annual reporting requirement didn't take-affect until early 2019.

With the 2019 deadline behind us, OSHA estimates that only half of the organizations that were required to submit their data electronically ended-up doing so. In fact, OSHA released a statement warning companies that failed comply with the new ruling that they'd not only be subject to a hefty non-compliance fine, but that they've dramatically increased their chance of being subject to a comprehensive facility inspection, along with a Site Specific Targeting (SST) audit.

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Topics: Safety, Occupational Safety Rules, OSHA, Plant Safety, Zito Insurance, OSHA Reporting, OSHA Logs

Addressing Workplace Violence Head-On

Posted by Chas Lowe on Mar 13, 2019 12:09:52 PM

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase workplace violence? If you’re like most people, you picture a physical altercation between employees of the same organization. In reality, workplace violence encompasses any physical or verbal abuse – including harassment, intimidation, humiliation, bullying (incl. cyberbullying), threats, etc. – between employees, customers, vendors, associates & others taking place on-or-off the premises!

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Topics: Safety, Workplace Violence, Safety Culture, Zito Insurance

OSHA Update: What Will Impact Worker Safety In 2019?

Posted by Manufacturing Works on Jan 25, 2019 9:18:21 AM

The start of the year is a great time to get up-to-date on current OSHA rules and regulations. According to OSHA compliance officer, Peter "P.J." Grakauskas, Northeast Ohio Manufacturing companies should be aware of these Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) changes,

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Topics: Safety, OSHA

Congress is in Session-"Safety Congress" That Is!

Posted by Kristen Haning on Mar 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you weren’t one of the 7,500 people who attended the Ohio Safety Congress this month you may not have heard the buzz surrounding safety changes under the new Trump Administration. Below is a rundown of some recent regulation changes and other safety updates to keep top of mind this month.

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Topics: Safety, OSHA, Spooner Incorporated, Safety Roundtable, Business Continuity, Howie Eberts

Quick Wins to Improve Security in Manufacturing Facilities

Posted by Andrew Whitmer on Jul 14, 2016 3:50:47 PM

Intellectual Property (IP) is the lifeblood of the manufacturing industry. In a competitive marketplace driven by innovation, organizations rely on their unique products or processes to carve out a niche and get ahead. Therefore, theft of IP represents a huge threat to the success of any manufacturer.

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Topics: Safety, SecureState, Plant Security, Security, IT Risk, Data, Plant Safety

OSHA's New Respirable Crystalline Dust Standard: What It Is and How It Affects You

Posted by August Mack Environmental, Inc. on May 19, 2016 1:12:35 PM

Why is OSHA publishing a new standard?

For managers with safety responsibilities, many things come to mind when the phrase “health hazard” is brought up. Many of us conjure up images of welding fumes, tobacco smoke, or maybe even exotic hazards such as radioactivity. However, health hazards extend far beyond our traditional ideas. One such innocuous health hazard, no less deadly than those previously mentioned, is Respirable Crystalline Silica. Entering the airways of workers by processes using sand, earth, and minerals, this form of microscopic dust is the cause of silicosis, which takes some 600 lives every year. In response, OSHA has issued a new standard for general industry to protect workers from the hazards of Respirable Crystalline Silica.

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Topics: Safety, Occupational Safety Rules, OSHA, August Mack Environmental, Inc.

Do I Need to Report That?

Posted by August Mack on Feb 10, 2016 11:12:41 AM

In case you missed the announcement, OSHA updated their recordkeeping rule. Last year you and your company may or may not have had to report, but things have changed and may affect you. While overall the recordkeeping rule is remaining the same, those that do and do not have to file has changed slightly. But before we get into the changes, let's take a step back and better understand the purpose of this OSHA rule. 

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Topics: Safety, OSHA, August Mack Environmental, Inc.

Where Manufacturers Go to Find Safety Advice and Training

Posted by Julie King on Aug 7, 2015 1:00:20 PM

Safety is serious business for manufacturers. From Personal Protective Equipment to OSHA record keeping, plant managers could use a full-time safety manager.

WIRE-Net’s preferred provider, Spooner Incorporated, offers a wide variety of safety services from training on safety issues, investigations of serious incidents, to creating written plans and representation at OSHA informal conferences.

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Topics: Manufacturing Events, Safety, OSHA, Cost-Saving Programs, Spooner Incorporated

Why is an Environmental Audit Important to You?

Posted by Ed Callahan on Jul 7, 2015 10:35:00 AM

Why do companies conduct environmental audits? Simply stated because it’s the best way to specifically identify which environmental regulations apply to your facility, make sure you are in compliance with all of the requirements and avoid costly and unnecessary fines.

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Topics: Safety, OSHA, August Mack Environmental, Inc., Environmental Audit

Safety & Loss Control Updates: Get up to Speed for 2015

Posted by David Leff on Dec 19, 2014 9:00:00 AM

The New Year will soon arrive, and with it, the opportunity to get up-to-date on current rules and regulations. You should know these key safety topics, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Reporting Modifications, Global Harmonization Standard (GHS), and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rules.

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Topics: News, Business Success, Safety, Occupational Safety Rules, Oswald Companies, OSHA

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