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OSHA Issues Guidance Document for Cranes and Derricks in Construction Rule

OSHA has just released a Small Entity Compliance Guide for its Cranes and Derricks in Construction final rule.  The intent of the Guide is to assist employers — and particularly small employers — in understanding OSHA’s new crane safety requirements.  All employers covered by the rule should review the document to further ensure compliance.… Continue Reading

OSHA Reminds Retail Employers of Crowd Management Safety

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, OSHA is reminding retail employers of steps to take to prevent employee injuries due to large crowds during Black Friday and other sales events.  OSHA has reissued its "Crowd Management Safety Tips for Retailers," which provides guidance to employers to help prevent injuries during the coming months.  OSHA recommends that employers establish a … Continue Reading

New OSHA Recordkeeping Courses Available

Jackson Lewis and SmartPros Ltd. are pleased to announce the availability of two OSHA recordkeeping courses.  The first is Course 2215, OSHA’s Record-Keeping NEP:  What It Is and What You Need to Do to Prepare, which explains OSHA’s Recordkeeping NEP in detail.  The second is Course 2210, The OSHA Record-Keeping "Great Eight," which goes through eight key principles for OSHA … Continue Reading

Prepare for H1N1 and Seasonal Flu

With Labor Day behind us and schools back in session, concerns about the H1N1 influenza virus and seasonal flu are resurfacing.  The Centers for Disease Control recently released Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to the 2009-2010 Flu Season, including a helpful “toolkit” to aid in such planning.  OSHA also has published important guidance … Continue Reading

CDC Releases New Guidance on Flu Preparedness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, anticipating a spread of the H1N1 flu, has released new guidelines to help businesses and employers prepare now for the impact seasonal and H1N1 flu could have on employers, employees, and operations. The guidelines urge employers to work with employees to develop and implement plans that can reduce … Continue Reading

OSHA Issues Comprehensive Guidance on Silica in Construction

In a harbinger of things to come, OSHA recently released comprehensive guidance on controlling silica exposures in construction.  The document is over 70 pages and details control methods for a variety of operations in construction, including: Stationary masonry saws Handheld masonry saws Hand-operated grinders Tuckpointing/mortar removal Jackhammers Rotary hammers and similar tools Vehicle-mounted rock drilling … Continue Reading
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