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Monthly archive for January 2018

January’s Unsafe Photos

            

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OSHA Increased Civil Penalties For Health & Safety Violations By 2%

As of January 2, 2018, OSHA has raised it’s penalties for violations issued in 2018. The DOL has explained the 2 percent increase is mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which requires certain divisions of the department to adjust its monetary civil fines in step with the rate of inflation by January 15 of each year.  Click HERE to read the full Federal Register notice. The 2018 maximum penalties are: […]

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OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Criteria Updated!

OSHA released new Outreach Training Program Requirements on January 1 that will go into effect on April 1, 2018.  Here are a few highlights of the more significant changes… “Introduction to OSHA” is now only required to last 1-hour instead of 2-hours. “Optional Topics” for General Industry & Construction courses increased by 1-hour for the 10 & 30 hour. “Fall Protection” is now required to last 1.5 hours instead of 1.25 hours in Construction courses. New OSHA 10/30 Hour trainers […]

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