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Posts Tagged ‘Investigation’

How Do You Know if Your Safety Program Is Working?

October 07, 2011

How do you measure success? You look for things that you can track and measure. These key indicators are pretty standard, and should be documented and communicated as part of your safety program: Workplace inspections (KPA audits and your account are exce...

Posted in: Prevention Plans, Safety Culture Tags: I2P2, Investigation, OSHA, safety indicators, workplace injuries Read More

National Emphasis Program on Recordkeeping (NEP) targets manufacturing, larger worksites, and facilities with high injury rates

December 08, 2010

On September 28, 2010, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a revised directive to its federal pilot National Emphasis Program (NEP). The instruction to NEP to inspect the accuracy of the Occupational Injury and Illness recording and repo...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA, Prevention Plans Tags: Enforcement, Investigation, NEP, OSHA, Recordkeeping, workplace injuries Read More

Acetone - More than Nail Polish Remover

October 12, 2010

Acetone has a low toxicity and is a good solvent, making it as useful for removing nail polish as it is for degreasing and paint cleanup on the shop floor, but it also highly flammable. The acetone vapor (remember that vapor causes burns - not liquid) is heavier than air, c...

Posted in: Citations, EPA, OSHA, Prevention Plans, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: flash fire, Investigation, IOSHA, Knowing violations, OSHA, workplace injuries Read More

Yet another discrimation lawsuit and settlement in the transportation industry

July 06, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Because KPA offers HR compliance consulting and HR software we monitor all of the lawsuits and settlements brought by the EEOC. Frankly it is rather depressing to me (as an HR professional and as a person)  that 45 years after the EEOC was established there are still so man...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates Tags: employment discrimination, employment lawsuit, Enforcement, HR compliance, Investigation Read More

Missing face plates on electrical outlets: $52,500 fine

May 13, 2010

Okay. It's not exactly that. OSHA proposed the $52,500 penalties for four violations : a repeat violation is for failing to provide functioning safety latches on the hydraulic automobile lifts, a serious citation is for missing face plates on electrical outlets, and two othe...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: DOT compliance, general duty clause, hazard communication, hazmat compliance, Investigation, most cited violations, OSHA Read More

OSHA in the news

April 29, 2010

I just posted this blog yesterday about OSHA and then --coincidentally-- ABC World News with  Diane Sawyer and Nightline broadcasted an interview last night with OSHA director Dr. David Michaels , saying "I think there are a lot of irresponsible employers who don't ensure ...

Posted in: OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Investigation, OSHA, workplace injuries Read More

OSHA fine amounts increasing?

April 28, 2010

Tire Review that OSHA fined a Toledo dealer $177,800 as the result of an October 2009 accident in which four employees were injured. OSHA cited the dealer for three violations of worker safety regulations after investigating the accident. The employees suffered injuries wh...

Posted in: Citations, OSHA Tags: DOT compliance, hazard communication, Investigation, OSHA, personal protective equipment, violations Read More

Department of Labor (DOL) investigation and enforcement in 2010

February 03, 2010 by Kathryn Carlson

Investigation and enforcement is the Department of Labor's focus in 2010. Despite an overall reduction of $300 million in discretionary spending, the Department of Labor will ask Congress for an increase in workplace enforcement funding of $67 million, or 4 percent, accordin...

Posted in: DOL, HR: Industry Updates, OSHA Tags: Department of Labor, Enforcement, HR compliance, Investigation, IRS, OSHA Read More