Many healthcare workers experience violence in the workplace often resulting from violent behavior by their patients, clients and/or residents. What can healthcare organizations do to improve safety and minimize the risk of workplace violence? Click here to read the full article on Jackson Lewis’ Healthcare blog.
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Complimentary Webinar: Preventing Safety Liability at Multi-Employer Worksites
Multiple employers work together at the same site all the time. So if someone gets hurt or if OSHA knocks, how do you know you have done enough to protect your company? Safety liability can be serious business if you have not taken proper precautions to establish each employer’s roles and duty of care before…
Complimentary Webinar: The Recordkeeping Top Ten
Join Tressi Cordaro and Brad Hammock on December 13th for a complimentary webinar that will give you 10 key steps for ensuring your recordkeeping logs are up-to-date, accurate, and OSHA compliant. More information and the link to register can be found here. We hope to see you there!
Need OSHA Action on Ammonium Nitrate and Healthcare Workplace Violence, Government Monitor Urges
Focus is needed on two safety and health priorities: healthcare workplace violence and high-risk facilities that handle hazardous substances such as ammonium nitrate, chief of the Government Accountability Office Gene L. Dodaro has urged Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta in a letter. To read my full article, click here.
OSHA Fall Protection Rule Raises Questions Over ‘Temporary, Relatively Infrequent’ Work
New questions are emerging about key provisions the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s updated rule to prevent falls.
Effective January 17, 2017, the final rule updating OSHA’s general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards permits certain work near the edge of low-slope roofs without fall protection systems, as long as the work is “temporary, relatively infrequent.” To…
Removal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule Imminent: GSA Issues Interim Memorandum
Rulemaking is underway to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule, the General Services Administration has said in guidance to federal agencies instructing them not to wait for the formal rescission to ensure certain contract clauses are not in new or existing government contracts and solicitations. …
Budgets Survive Despite Significant Labor Department Budget Cuts
In its fiscal year 2018 budget, the Trump Administration recommended $543.3 million for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a decrease of about two percent from the fiscal year 2017 $552.8 million funding level. To read my full article, click here.
OSHA Issues Chemical Process Safety Management Reports for Small Businesses and Storage Facilities
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued two reports on the safe management of hazards by small businesses and storage facilities that use highly hazardous chemicals in business processes. To read the full article, written by Nickole Winnett, click here.
Trump Nominates Sullivan for Last Vacant Seat on Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
President Donald Trump has nominated attorney James Sullivan to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) to fill the remaining vacancy on the three-member commission. To read the full article, written by Tressi Cordaro, click here.
Signs that OSHA Priorities are Shifting Under the Trump Administration?
There are new developments related to OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule and the Volks Rule. As a reminder, the Electronic Recordkeeping Rule requires certain employers to electronically file their OSHA recordkeeping data with OSHA as well as heightens scrutiny related to both drug testing and safety incentive programs. The Volks Rule essentially reversed the decision held…