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
Just as OSHA is about to begin electronically collecting your company’s injury and illness data for possible publication on the Internet, a private group is launching a worker injury database of its own.
On Wednesday, OSHA announced a further two-week delay in the deadline for employers to submit their 2016 injury and illness data electronically to the agency. The new deadline will be December 15, 2017. That will mark the first time that employers are required to routinely submit such data under a new rule issued during the Obama administration (to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”). Here’s what employers need to know… Continue Reading 10 top questions about OSHA’s Dec. 15 injury reporting deadline
Today, OSHA announced a further two-week delay in the deadline for employers to submit their 2016 injury and illness data electronically to the agency. The new deadline will be December 15, 2017. That will mark the first time that employers are required to routinely submit such data under a new rule issued during the Obama administration. Continue Reading Does your business have to give OSHA injury data by December 15?
by Kaileigh Fagan
As we continue steaming into the end of summer, here is part two of our summer safety series. With summer temperatures still affecting many parts of the country, it is important to remember OSHA’s guidance on protecting workers from the dangerous effects of extreme heat. Continue Reading Staying cool for safety
Are older workers more likely to die in workplace accidents? A research fellow studying aging and workforce issues with the Associated Press published an analysis yesterday, reporting that “[o]lder people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases.”
by Henry Chajet and Kaileigh Fagan
With the summer in full swing, employers should remember that the season’s heat and bugs are not just uncomfortable nuisances. They can easily become legal liabilities. In this two-part series, we’ll walk through the hazards and preventive guidance you need to protect your workers and your safety record. Continue Reading Could summer mean itchy, swelling enforcement?
In June of this year, the construction industry was to be the first to meet a compliance deadline under OSHA’s new silica rule. Now, OSHA says, it will delay that deadline by at least 90 days. Continue Reading OSHA delays silica rule for construction by 90 days
For the moment, MSHA’s new workplace examinations final rule is again on hold. Today, MSHA officially delayed the effective date of the workplace examination rule from May until July 24, 2017, and seeks input about possible further extensions of time. Continue Reading MSHA workplace examinations rule – On again, now off again