Category Archives: Safety

When OSHA shows up: Practical guidance regarding walk-around rights

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips  by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) provides that, if an OSHA compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) shows up to conduct an inspection and presents his credentials to you as the employer, you have a right to guide […]

U.S. Department of Labor announces upgraded data system to assist mine operators in ensuring compliance with mine safety and health regulations

U.S. Department of Labor announces upgraded data system to assist mine operators in ensuring compliance with mine safety and health regulations

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has completed a major upgrade to its primary data system – the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS) – bringing increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used feature. The MDRS offers a variety of tools to help operators monitor […]

The not-so-quiet dangers of hearing loss

The not-so-quiet  dangers of hearing loss

Take steps to prevent hearing damage in the workplace before it happens. Source: EHS Today / Reed Erickson  Some of the most prevalent workplace hazards aren’t seen—they’re heard. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to damaging noise levels at work, and according to the […]

Can employers correct accident and injury reports to OSHA and avoid an inspection?

Can employers correct accident and injury reports to OSHA and avoid an inspection?

On the front lines with Fisher Phillips:  by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams What happens if an accident occurs at work, but the safety director or person charged with notifying OSHA of reportable injuries and accidents receives incorrect information about the event? For instance, consider a situation where safety personnel or management receives information that […]

SDLG’s ‘Reliable Skills’ winner receives expert training and worksite optimisation

SDLG’s ‘Reliable Skills’ winner receives expert training and worksite optimisation

Last year, SDLG ran a social media campaign called ‘Reliable Skills’. It gave machine operators across Africa the chance to win a two-day operator training programme at their worksite.  The response was overwhelming; over 4,000 operators from 20 African countries participated. On October 31st, one lucky operator was drawn: Abdellah Benkaaiba, an excavator operator from […]