OSHA Renews Entertainment Industry Alliances

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO, CLC (IATSE) recently renewed their alliance to protect the safety and health of workers in the entertainment industry. […]

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OSHA Urges Walk-By Inspections by Owners and Managers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a fact sheet urging owners and managers to conduct regular safety walk-arounds. The fact sheet states: There are at least two reasons why managers and owners should periodically conduct workplace inspections themselves. First, inspections demonstrate management’s commitment to improving safety and health by finding and fixing hazards. Second, […]

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Companies Can Begin Submitting Injury-Illness Data Electronically Now

Although the official deadline to do so isn’t until July 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now accepting injury and illness data electronically for calendar year 2017. The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) is accessible from the ITA launch page, where businesses can provide the agency their 2017 OSHA Form 300A information. OSHA is […]

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Employers Must Post Form 300(A) by Feb. 1

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to post its Form 300(A) each Feb. 1, detailing the previous year’s work-related injuries and illnesses. The form must be left posted in a conspicuous place until April 30. Two exemptions exists: One for employers who had 10 or fewer employees all year long, the other […]

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Number of OSHA Inspectors Falls

From President Trump’s inauguration through Oct. 2, the number of field inspectors at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fell by 40 (4 percent of total) due to retirements, but so far few replacements have been hired, according to NBC News, which obtained the data through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Total […]

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OSHA Increases Violation Fines for 2018

Effective Jan. 2, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has increased its fines an average of 2 percent in keeping with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015. That legislation initially raised fine levels by 78 percent and authorized OSHA and other agencies to adjust their fines for inflation by Jan. 15 […]

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OSHA Announces Increase in Workplace Fatalities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries reports there were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, a 7-percent increase from 2015. The fatal injury rate also increased from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2015 to 3.6 in 2016. More workers lost their lives in transportation incidents than any other event […]

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OSHA to Accept Form 300A Electronic Data Through Dec. 31 for 2016

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will continue accepting 2016 OSHA Form 300A data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) until midnight on Dec. 31, 2017. OSHA will not take enforcement action against those employers who submit their reports after the December 15, 2017, deadline but before Dec. 31, 2017, final entry date. Starting […]

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OSHA Extends Deadline for Injury-Illness Electronic Filing

To allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic reporting system launched on Aug. 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  has extended the  date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to Dec. 15, 2017. OSHA’s final rule to […]

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OSHA Releases Fact Sheet on Confined Spaces in Residential Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a standard for Confined Spaces in Construction (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA) that applies to spaces such as attics, basements, and crawl spaces. To help employers understand this standard, the agency has just released a Fact Sheet to go along with a set of FAQs. A […]

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