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Monthly archive for January 2018

The 25 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

…and other interesting statistics. Logging Workers Fatal injuries in 2016: 135.9 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Struck by object Fishers and Related Fishing Workers Fatal injuries in 2016: 86.0 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: N/A Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers Fatal injuries in 2016: 55.5 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction Roofers Fatal injuries in 2016: 48.6 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors Fatal injuries in 2016: 34.1 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips Structural Iron and Steel Workers  Fatal injuries in 2016: 25.1 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Struck by object Drivers/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers Fatal injuries in 2016: 24.7 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction Farmers, Ranchers, and other Agricultural Managers Fatal injuries in 2016: 23.1 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers Fatal injuries in 2016: 18.0 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Falls, […]

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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: Other-than-Serious: $12,934 Serious: $12,934 Repeat : $129,336 Willful: $129,336   The new penalty levels will apply to all violations occurring after November 2, 2015, with penalties assessed after January 2, 2018.   OSHA Violation Jan. 2017 penalty levels Jan. 2018 penalty levels Any willful violation of OSHA rules or standards Minimum  $9,054 Max $126,749 Minimum $9,239 Max $129,336 Any repeat violation of OSHA rules or standards Max $126,749 Max $129,336 Any serious violation of OSHA rules […]

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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 must complete the OSHA 510 Course within 7-years of taking the OSHA 500 Course. Outreach trainers must use their legal name on all documents. For more information or a complete list of all changes, please click here.

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