OSHA Penalties Increase for 2019

Do you know what your penalty will be when your cited by OSHA compliance officer visit to your facility?

The annual increase started by President Obama and currently continued by President Trump has increased the OSHA penalties.

Other than Serious was $12,675.00 and is now $13,260.00

Serious was $12,675.00 and is now $13,260.00

Repeat was $126,749.00 and is now $132,598.00

Willful was $126,749.00 and is now $132,598.00

Failure to Abate was $12,675.00 and is now $13,260.00

To avoid these penalties, keep your facility safe, clean, up to date and most of all safe for all employees. That is a requirement by the OSHA Act dating back to December 29, 1970 signed by President Nixon.

If you have questions concerning your facility about emergency action plans, safety procedures, inspection requirements, hazard analysis, environmental concerns, health hazards, contact me at 336 337-1043 Joe Crews

Crews Crane Training International, Inc.

http://www.cranetraininginternational.com

 

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Record Keeping

Employers Must Post Injury/Illness Summary Through April 30

Employers are reminded of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2018. Each year, from Feb. 1 through April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements.

Osha Form 300A

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OSHA DOL Final Rule OSHA Form

Final Rule 300 A log for reporting

OSHA Trade Release

January 24, 2019
Contact:  Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Rule to Protect Privacy of Workers

WASHINGTON, DC – To protect worker privacy, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report) to OSHA each year. These establishments are still required to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses).

By preventing routine government collection of information that may be quite sensitive, including descriptions of workers’ injuries and body parts affected, OSHA is avoiding the risk that such information might be publicly disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This rule will better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be re-identified with a particular worker by removing the requirement for covered employers to submit their information from Forms 300 and 301. The final rule does not alter an employer’s duty to maintain OSHA Forms 300 and 301 on-site, and OSHA will continue to obtain these forms as needed through inspections and enforcement actions.

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OSHA Delays Crane Operator Evaluation Documentation

Your time is running out. Get your evaluation program together by the employer or you could be cited.

Let us help you if your not already onboard with the standard for Mobile Crane Operators in the Construction Industry.

 

OSHA Delays Crane Operator Evaluation Documentation Requirement

February 8, 2019 — In response to industry requests, OSHA has announced it is delaying full enforcement of its requirement for employers to evaluate their crane operators. 

In a memorandum to OSHA Regional Administrators and State Plans, OSHA Acting Director of the Directorate of Construction, Scott Ketcham, stated that, during the first 60 days of enforcement (until April 15, 2019), OSHA will evaluate good faith efforts taken by employers in their attempt to meet the new documentation requirements for operators of cranes used in construction.

 

During this period, OSHA intends to offer compliance assistance, in lieu of enforcement, for those employers who have evaluated operators in accord with the final rule and are making good faith efforts to comply with the new documentation requirement. However, if it is determined that an employer has failed to make sufficient efforts to comply, OSHA should cite for that deficiency.

 

OSHA has requested Regional Administrators and State Plan Designees to consult the Directorate of Construction in Washington, DC before issuing any proposed citations arising during this time period that are related to documenting crane operator evaluations.

 

Note that this temporary policy applies only to the documentation requirement.  OSHA is fully enforcing the requirement that employers evaluate their operators before allowing them to operate cranes independently.

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Top Ten Violations in 2018

TOP TEN Violations in 2018
1 – Fall Protection
2 – Hazard Communication
3 – Scaffolding
4 – Respiratory Protection
5 – Lockout/Tagout
6 – Ladders
7 -Powered Industrial Trucks
8 – Fall Protection – Training Requirements
9 – Machine Guarding
10 – Eye and Face Protection
Do you need help with any of these violations? Have you trained your employees to prevent this from happening?
Contact Joe at CCTI for training, inspections and prevention of citations.
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Mobile Crane Operators

Congratulations to the newest members of the Mobile Crane Operators.

Each employee got the opportunity to showcase their practical skills and during the rigging class show how easy it was to set up the crane for an actual pick.

Using the load chart calculations, radius, angle, and boom extension was able to determine the gross capacity/net capacity.

Great job to all involved in the week of training to become Mobile Crane Operator and rigging qualified.

Congratulations.

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OSHA Increases Penalties in 2019

OSHA has announced the increase of the Penalties for 2019.

OSHA’s civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation. The adjusted maximum penalty amounts will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register. New penalties for willful and repeat violations will be $132,598 per violation; serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirements are $13,260 per violation; and failure to abate violations are $13,260 per day beyond the abatement date.

 

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