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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New OSHA Deadline for Fall Protection

Posted on: October 10th, 2018 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Slips, trips and falls are some of the leading causes of workplace injuries. They account for 20% of all workplace fatalities, disabling injuries and days away from work in general industry. The injuries and risks are so common that four of the top 10 most cited standards by OSHA are related to fall prevention. With […]

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Preventing Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Posted on: September 12th, 2018 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

Drug and alcohol use by employees on or off the job is a troublesome societal plague that has put many employers on the defensive. Research by the U.S. Department of Labor shows that between 10% and 20% of the nation’s workers who die on the job test positive for alcohol or other drugs. The same […]

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OSHA Continues Its Focus on Multi-Employer Worksites

Posted on: February 14th, 2018 by Leaders' Choice Staff No Comments

OSHA is continuing its focus on multi-employer worksites, and contractors that oversee the work of other employers’ and subcontractors’ workers need to be aware of the long reach the workplace safety agency has. Having employees who work for multiple employers on the same project or in the same facility is becoming more common. This is […]

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