Electrical safety for workers in non-electrical jobs

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Click Here For IBT Power Line Awareness Fact sheet Electrical safety group unveils videos, infographics for workers in non-electrical jobs Originally published on National Safety Council Website The Electrical Safety Foundation International has introduced several resources aimed at workers in “occupations that traditionally receive little to no electrical training.” In an April 30 press release, ESFI President Brett Brenner says… Continue Reading Electrical safety for workers in non-electrical jobs

BNSF Railway Track Worker Gets New Retaliation Trial

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BNSF Railway Track Worker Gets New Retaliation Trial Originally Posted on Bloomberg BNA –  Jan. 30, 2019, 4:15 PM District court judge failed to properly instruct jury Worker alleged termination in retaliation for injury report A former BNSF Railway Co. laborer’s claim he was fired after reporting his workplace injury is back on track. The U.S. Court of Appeals for… Continue Reading BNSF Railway Track Worker Gets New Retaliation Trial

OSHA Releases Top 10 List of Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for FY 2018

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Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal Year 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016, to Sept. 30, 2017) The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards… Continue Reading OSHA Releases Top 10 List of Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for FY 2018

OSHA Clarifies Incentive Programs and Drug Testing

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OSHA Clarifies Its Position on Incentive Programs and Drug Testing Published October 17, 2018 by AIHA – A memorandum issued by OSHA on Oct. 11 clarifies the agency’s position that its rule prohibiting employer retaliation against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses does not prohibit workplace safety incentive programs or post-incident drug testing. According to the memo, OSHA believes that many employers… Continue Reading OSHA Clarifies Incentive Programs and Drug Testing

The Tug-of-War Between Fed OSHA and the State OSH

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A fascinating jurisdiction tug-of-war has broken out between federal OSHA and a few fed OSHA approved State OSH Programs, in relation to OSHA’s Final Rule to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” (aka the E-Recordkeeping Rule). The E-Recordkeeping Rule requires large employers and smaller employees that operate in “high hazard industries” to proactively submit to electronic injury and illnesses… Continue Reading The Tug-of-War Between Fed OSHA and the State OSH

LIRR Freight Provider a Dangerous Employer

Asher TobinIn The News, Rail

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LIRR freight provider a dangerous employer, safety group says The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) included the New York and Atlantic Railroad in its “Dirty Dozen” list of companies that put workers and communities at risk. LIRR Freight Provider a Dangerous Employer, Safety Group Says: A national worker safety watchdog group has named the Long Island… Continue Reading LIRR Freight Provider a Dangerous Employer

Former OSHA Head Criticizes Regulatory Pullback

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(Business Insurance) Lawmakers’ invocation of the Congressional Review Act to overturn a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule requiring them to keep injury and illness records for five years is a “disaster,” according to the former head of OSHA. In 2016, OSHA issued a rule to clarify that employers have a continuing obligation to make and maintain an accurate… Continue Reading Former OSHA Head Criticizes Regulatory Pullback

Trains: CSX Transportation under scrutiny

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CSX Transportation safety record comes under scrutiny as accident, injury rates rise   (From Trains.com) When a misaligned switch sent Amtrak’s Silver Star barreling into a parked CSX Transportation train in South Carolina last week, killing two Amtrak crewmen and injuring more than 100 passengers, it was a tragic example of rising accident rates at the freight railroad. CSX’s train accident and personal… Continue Reading Trains: CSX Transportation under scrutiny

Report: Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017

Asher TobinBuilding and Construction, In The News

The cover of the Safety Management Construction Industry report

NEW REPORT: Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017- Report explores role of BIM, PtD in construction safety “This study is the third in an ongoing series that began in 2012, examining the positive impacts of a wide variety of safety-related practices, and changes in means and methods of safety training and communication. Key findings include: “A continuing shift of… Continue Reading Report: Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017