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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: […]

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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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December’s Unsafe Photos

Your monthly installment of unsafe photos. Enjoy!            

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37.8M Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a massive fire extinguisher recall that spans over 40 years and covers more than 140 models of fire extinguishers. The recall includes two styles of the Kidde extinguishers, with over 143 models between Jan. 1, 1973 and Aug. 15,2017. Kidde has said they will replace defective distinguishers for free with new ones. Click here to read the CBS report, out on November 2nd. To view the list of unsafe models, click […]

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November Unsafe Photos

Our monthly installment of unsafe photos. Enjoy, and please use these as guidelines of what NOT to do!      

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OSHA Issues Final Rule Setting Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA issued a final rule that sets November 10, 2018, as the date employers in the construction industry must comply with a requirement for crane operator certification. The final rule became effective on November 9, 2017. Click here to read the news release.    

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2018 Open Registration Training Calendar

We have published our 2018 Training Calendar, and all classes are open for registration. For a more detailed description of the class, go to our calendar and click on the class you would like information about. For inquiries or to register for a class, please call 317-872-8227 or email leah@rms-safety.com. Click here to view the calendar. 2018 RMS Trainingg Calendar    

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OSHA’s Enforcement Flowchart for the Silica Standard

On October 19 OSHA published interim enforcement guidance for their compliance officers to use when evaluating compliance of the new Silica Standard.  This guidance document includes some flow charts that will walk their compliance officers through the evaluation process.  If you want to gain a better understanding of how OSHA will evaluate your company, click *here* to check out this document.  

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Update On Silica Enforcement Plan for Construction Industry

On September 23, 2017 the Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard, 29 CFR § 1926.1153, became enforceable .  Below is the memorandum on enforcement policy for the construction industry.  The Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard, 29 CFR § 1926.1153, becomes enforceable on September 23, 2017. The standard establishes a new 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m3, an action level (AL) of 25 µg/m3, and a host of ancillary requirements. During the first 30 days of enforcement, OSHA will carefully […]

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