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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, September 15, 2014

OSHA Instructor Sold Fraudulent Certifications

New Jersey OSHA Instructor admits fraud

A South Jersey instructor for OSHA admitted to selling fraudulent safety certifications to carpenters who didn't complete the required training.

Frederick Prinz, 38, was certified by OSHA's outreach training program to give workers the certificates, known as "OSHA 30" cards, after they passed a 30-hour course. But he sold false certifications, prosecutors said. >> Read full story

Q&A with Mark Moran, author of The OSHA Answer Book

OSHA Revises Reporting Rule for Worker Injuries

OSHA has issued a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.

Under the revised severe injury rule, employers will be required to notify OSHA of work-related fatalities within eight hours, and work-related in-patient hospitalizations, amputations or losses of an eye within 24 hours. >> Full story

Feds Tighten Rules on Workplace Death Reporting

Tightening its standards, the government issued new regulations Thursday that will require managers to file a detailed report within eight hours on fatal workplace accidents. Such reports must be filed regardless of the size of the business.

Severe on-the-job injuries that do not result in deaths but require hospitalization must be reported within 24 hours, under the new rules which take effect Jan. 1. Previously, OSHA’s regulations required such reports only if three or more workers were killed or hospitalized as a result of a workplace accident. >> Find out details

OSHA Awards $10.6M in Safety and Health Grants

OSHA awarded $10,687,000 to 78 nonprofit organizations, including community- and faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor-management associations, and colleges and universities. The program provides grants to fund education and training for workers and employers to help them recognize workplace safety and health hazards, implement injury and illness prevention measures, and inform them of their rights and responsibilities.

The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program supports safety and health training programs that educate workers and employers in industries with high injury, illness and fatality rates; underserved youth; limited English proficiency and other vulnerable workers; and small businesses. >> Find out more about the grant program

OSHA Returns Health, Safety Regulations to Hawaii

The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on Thursday that continued improvements in Hawaii's workplace safety and health regulation will result in DLIR's Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division reassuming responsibility for regulating Hawaii's General Industry.

OSHA and HIOSH have shared regulatory responsibility for Hawaii per an Operational Status Agreement that went into effect in September 2012.  The procedural agreement provides a roadmap for the agencies to work together as federal and state partners to jointly rebuild and strengthen the safety and health regulatory environment in Hawaii. >> Find out more

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