DuraLabel's Weekly Safety News

Blog Author Angelique Sanders

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with regulations from OSHA, NFPA, and other safety codes. Find out about other companies' best and worst practices. We scour the internet to provide you with helpful training resources and the latest safety information.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Safety News Briefs - Court Decision May Change The Basis For OSHA Citations

A regular news feature summarizing workplace safety related news.

We scan newspapers, magazines and the internet for safety news that isn't being reported elsewhere. The following are links to safety related news that came out during the week ending February 23rd.

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Sixth Circuit Redefines Employee “Exposure” in Appeal of an OSHA Citation

In a decision issued at the end of 2012, the Sixth Circuit Court ruled that an employee does not actually need to be exposed to a hazard before an employer can be found in violation of an OSHA standard.

The Sixth Circuit Court covers Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

This decision appears to be a departure from settled law. If this reasoning used to reach this decision is adopted by other circuit courts, employers could be liable for a host of imagined hazards instead of real world hazards.

Read the article on Lexology.

New National and State Handbooks on Occupational Safety and Health

A small Maine publisher, Compliance Publications, has started publishing a guide to OSHA regulations and resources called the "National Handbook on Occupational Safety and Health" and has also begun publishing individual state guides.

Each state guide provides a complete overview of everything an employer must know and do to establish a safe and compliant workplace. At nearly 500 pages, each book provides a host of informational tools including safety assessment worksheets, a templated safety plan, sample forms, and step-by-step actions to achieve SHARP certification, a workplace safety designation that can lead to savings in liability insurance

Visit www.OSHAHandbooks.com for more information

Related past posts:
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending February 16th
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending February 9th
Safety News Briefs - Week Ending February 2nd

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Anonymous Munro's Safety Apparel said...

It is so good to see that there is a company such as Compliance Publications is taking the initiative to create documentation that organizations across the country can use to establish safety programs. These guides will make it much easier for businesses to establish safety protocols, order the right safety equipment, and provide employees with the correct training for the job.

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