MSHA has announced an additional in-person meeting and two video teleconferences to provide outreach and compliance assistance on the new workplace examination rule for metal and nonmetal mines. One of the video conferences occurs after the new examination rule takes effect on June 2nd. Continue Reading MSHA announces more workplace exam stakeholder meetings
As MSHA’s leadership has traveled the country in recent months, one area of concern they raised repeatedly was powered haulage accidents. Now, the agency is focusing more attention on this “priority issue” with its upcoming quarterly stakeholder call.
Need an authorized instructor to train your team? OSHA has launched a new online database of trainers who provide 10-hour and 30-hour OSHA outreach training courses. The site (available here) is searchable by location and provides contact information to email or call each trainer.
15 months after it first published a rule dramatically changing how workplace examinations will be done on every shift at every metal/non-metal mine, MSHA today published a final amended version of that rule. Despite a litigation challenge and widespread concerns raised by stakeholders, the final rule maintains many of the same provisions as originally introduced. The new rule takes effect June 2, 2018.
Illegal narcotics, prescription drug abuse and alcohol use are growing issues of concern in the workplace. Employers, particularly those with employees in safety-sensitive positions, must be vigilant and proactive. How can you best navigate the minefield of state and federal laws on drug and alcohol testing?
Our next webinar “rewind” brings us to a recent presentation on whistleblower strategies. Whistleblower complaints filed under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Mine Safety and Health Act are on the rise nationwide. How should you handle disgruntled employees to minimize risk?
In the coming weeks, we’ll be announcing our 2018 OSHA and MSHA webinars. In the meantime, in case you missed it or want a refresher, we’ll be posting on-demand links to view our most recent webinars. First up: “OSHA 101 – How to Handle an OSHA Inspection.”
Today is the deadline to post internally at your company a copy of your 2017 OSHA 300A summary. But, you’ve still got time – until July – to submit the data to OSHA under the new electronic recordkeeping rule. Should you wait to submit? Continue Reading Your OSHA 300A must be posted today. But, should you submit it, too?
Just in time for the holidays, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a new issue of its Information for Operators (InFO) that pertains to Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations. InFOs convey valuable information intended to help operators meet certain administrative, regulatory, or operational requirements with relatively low urgency or impact on safety. Continue Reading FAA calls for Unmanned Aircraft System (aka drone) pilots to wear safety vests!
OSHA announced today that it will continue to accept electronic submissions of employer Form 300A illness and injury summaries through December 31st. The deadline for this first-ever electronic collection of these forms had been December 15th. Continue Reading OSHA extends acceptance of injury forms until December 31st