Tag Archives: OSHA

Ask the Experts: What are ‘incident rates’ and how are they calculated?

You may not be familiar with the concept of an incident rate because, unlike most employers, special districts are not required to report workplace injuries and fatalities to OSHA. The incident rate is a benchmark created by OSHA to illustrate the number of injuries reported by a given employer.

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United States Dept of Labor Announces Final Rules on Silica Dust

Updated rule amends silica exposure regulations for the first time since 1971.   Contributed by Bobby Pirtle of Safety Management Group, modified by the CSD Pool   Back in March, the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. Read More

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American Society of Safety Engineers Continues Efforts to Prevent Construction Falls, Fatalities with Revised A10.32 Standard

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has announced the ANSI/ASSE A10.32 Standard – ‘Personal Fall Protection for Use in Construction and Demolition Operations’ has been revised and will be released January 14th, 2013.

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US Joins Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Communications

This year marks the start of a major transition in Hazard Communication Standards (HCS) for any district that handles chemicals. The United States is aligning its standards with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Hazard Communications.

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First Aid kits – Mandatory Requirement of OSHA

Did you know that OSHA has mandatory minimum requirements for what goes in a First Aid Kit? The list below features what they’d like to see for a workplace of 2 to 3 people. If your worksite has more than that, you should expand what you have on hand appropriately.

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