Category Archives: Recordkeeping

In a statement by the Kentucky Labor Cabinet on November 21st, Kentucky will not begin enforcing the new Federal OSHA requirements for reporting workplace injuries and illnesses.  The statement indicates that the Department of Workplace Standards is reviewing OSHA’s Final … Continue reading

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09/23/2014 – From Kentucky Department of Labor Notice regarding OSHA’s New Recordkeeping and Reporting Final Rule: On September 18, OSHA published a final rule in the Federal Register revising the reporting requirements of severe injuries and updating the list of … Continue reading

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Under the Federal OSHA program previously, employers had to report the following events to OSHA: All work-related fatalities All work-related hospitalizations of three or more employees In 2015, employers will have to report the following events to OSHA: All work-related … Continue reading

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Big changes on when to notify OSHA about an injury On September 11, 2014, while most of us were honoring the 13-year anniversary  of 9/11, OSHA announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed … Continue reading

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Scenario:  An employee is injured on the job and a work relationship is established for recordkeeping purposes. The employee is now not able to drive himself to work. He may be in a cast or splint, arm in a sling, … Continue reading

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BOISE, Idaho – After becoming entangled in mixing equipment used for cattle feed, an Anderson Farms employee died from mass trauma in Heyburn in February. OSHA investigated the facility after the incident and found five safety violations, including three serious. … Continue reading

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by Dwayne Towles Is an Injury During Break an OSHA Recordable? Here is the scenario: An employee reports to work. A few hours later, the employee goes outside for a “smoke break.” The employee slips on the ice and injures his … Continue reading

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Baltazar’s Stone Inc. cited for 15 violations and fined over $40,000 by OSHA over silica dust exposure OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Baltazar’s Stone Inc. $40,921 for exposing workers to dangerous … Continue reading

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Small North Georgia Manufacturer cited for serious safety violations following inspection by OSHA; $64,400 in fines proposed BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – Blue Ridge Manufacturing LLC was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 20 … Continue reading

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Scenario:  You are the safety manager for a rather large manufacturing and service operation.  You are part of a continuous improvement leadership team with your company.  In one of the team meetings, someone suggests electronically posting all required internal, corporate, … Continue reading

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