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 […]

Marijuana-impaired drivers

Marijuana-impaired drivers

Trucking research group recommends ways to stem increasing threat to commercial drivers A new study urges state and federal governments to take stronger actions to improve the ability of law enforcement to seek to identify and deter the growing danger of marijuana-impaired driving. A study of our current state of knowledge about the topic was recently […]