New OSHA Electronic Reporting Rule Takes Effect

Posted on: February 6th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

A new rule by the Department of Labor requires firms with 100 or more employees in certain industries to electronically submit their OSHA Form 300 and 301 logs, starting in 2024. These are in addition to submission of Form 300A-Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. The new rule applies to businesses in 104 high-hazard industries […]

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It’s Time to Post Your OSHA Form 300A

Posted on: January 30th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Employers with 10 or more employees must post their completed OSHA Form 300A by Feb. 1 and keep it posted in their workplace until April 30. The form must be posted where the company usually posts other employee notices, like minimum wage and workplace safety notices. Form 300A summarizes the total number of fatalities, missed […]

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Documenting Small Safety Incidents Key to Preventing Major Ones

Posted on: January 9th, 2024 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Studies show that for every major workplace injury or fatality, there are nearly 10 minor injuries — and more than 30 accidents that lead to property damage. While minor injuries may not seem consequential, they can be indicators of structural problems in an employer’s safety standards. Capturing data even on minor incidents that may seem […]

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OSHA Proposes Changes to Construction PPE Standard

Posted on: August 15th, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Fed-OSHA has proposed new regulations that would require personal protective equipment for construction workers to be properly fitting. OSHA’s main concern is that the current standard PPE doesn’t clearly state that the equipment must fit each construction worker properly, which the general industry and maritime standards already require. The lack of access to properly fitting […]

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It’s Time to Post Your OSHA Form 300A

Posted on: February 1st, 2023 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Employers with 10 or more employees must post their completed OSHA Form 300A by Feb. 1 and keep it posted in their workplace until April 30. The form must be posted where the company usually posts other employee notices, like minimum wage and workplace safety notices. Form 300A summarizes the total number of fatalities, missed […]

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OSHA to Issue Vaccine Mandate Rules for Larger Employers

Posted on: September 15th, 2021 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

The Biden administration has announced plans to require businesses with 100 or more employees to require their workers to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or be tested for the coronavirus on a weekly basis. The order is part of a sweeping six-part “Path Out of the Pandemic” plan, which focuses on expanding vaccinations, opening schools safely, […]

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OSHA Not Letting Up on Inspections, Penalties

Posted on: February 13th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Despite expectations, Fed-OSHA under the Trump administration has not backed off on enforcing workplace safety regulations. In fact, the agency is as aggressive as ever and citations are higher than ever as well, after fines were increased substantially three years ago. Based on the agency’s own statistics, a company that’s inspected has only a 25% […]

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OSHA Stays Serious About Temp Worker Safety

Posted on: January 16th, 2019 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

While the Trump administration has eased off a number of regulations and enforcement actions during the past two years, Fed-OSHA continues focusing on the safety of temporary workers as much as it did under the Obama presidency. This puts the onus not only on the agencies that provide the temp workers, but also on the […]

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Cal/OSHA Issues Emergency Rules for Posting Injury Forms Electronically

Posted on: November 15th, 2018 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Cal/OSHA is implementing emergency regulations that require California employers with 250 or more employees to submit their 2017 Form 300A summaries electronically by the end of this year. That’s the form that you signed and posted in your workplace from Feb. 1 to April 30. Form 300A contains only the summary of injuries and is […]

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Do You Have an Emergency Action Plan?

Posted on: November 7th, 2018 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

How would you escape from your workplace in an emergency? Do you know where all the exits are in case your first choice is too crowded? Are you sure the doors will be unlocked and the exit access, such as a hallway, will not be blocked during a fire, explosion or other crisis? Knowing the […]

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