Category Archives: Lockout/Tagout

Fall Protection tops OSHA Top 10

“The Top 10 represents the most frequently cited standards, and they are a good place to start for the employer in identifying hazards in their own workplace.” The top five violations remained unchanged for the fourth straight year, with Hazard … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

As this year 2017 approaches the celebrated Christmas and New Year time, Robin and I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to many visits, laughs and most of all being … Continue reading

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Hire more Inspectors

Concerned about the pace at which OSHA is hiring new inspectors, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is requesting information on the agency’s staffing levels. In a letter sent on Oct. 4 to Loren Sweatt, OSHA’s acting assistant secretary of labor, DeLauro … Continue reading

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OSHA Top 10 for FY 2016

At the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA announced the preliminary “Top 10” most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016. This year’s list provided no surprises.  The list has virtually been the same for many years, with … Continue reading

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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. … Continue reading

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METAL / NONMETAL Serious Accident

Underground Zinc Mine – A miner received an electrical shock when he contacted an exposed circuit breaker handle mounting screw (right photo, yellow box).  When the miner operated the switch, his hand came into contact with the mounting screw, which … Continue reading

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OSHA Annual Most Cited Violations List

OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) is once again the agency’s most frequently cited standard. 2015 marks the fifth year in a row that the Fall Protection Standard tops the annual list. The Top 10 was presented Sept. 29 during the … Continue reading

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