For those of you in Kansas, it looks like the state's efforts to "reclaim" OSHA responsibility as a State Plan State hasn't changed much. For those of you who like to get into the weeds, it seems that either the reporting or messaging is a bit 'odd' given how the OSH Act deals with State Plans. Anyway, looks like its still a way off ... whether that's a good or bad thing is for the Kansans to decide, I suppose. I doubt Kansas becoming a 'Federal OSHA' state anytime in the nea
Sharing this article in light of the upcoming Craft Brewers Conference. This article highlights some of the serious safety issues specifically facing this fast growing industry segment. All of which are easily preventable. The industry has taken notice which has put robust safety programs and training at the top of the priority list for brewery owners. After working with so many small to large craft brewers, I can say that the industry is changing - for the better - by becomi
If you are attending the Craft Brewers Conference (#CBC2015) in April, look for our presentation on Thursday at 9am in Portland Ballroom 255. "Insider Views on Brewery Safety Programs". http://www.craftbrewersconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/CBC15_preview_grid.pdf
A friendly reminder to everyone that OSHA's new injury reporting rule is now in effect. OSHA's 29 CFR 1904 now requires that employers report to OSHA within 24hrs whenever an employee is hospitalized (actual admission; does not apply for a visit to the ER), experiences an amputation, or loss of eye injury that is work-related. All fatalities must still be reported to OSHA within 8hrs (no change). https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping2014/
USAF releases their ground safety history.... 1/5/2015 - KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Air Force Ground Safety has released the first volume of ground safety history. This volume chronicles ground safety from inception through 1959. Plans for the next volume, 1960-1979, will be followed by volumes which document ground safety history to the present.
"This is a living document," said Bill Parsons, Air Force chief of ground safety. "We will continue to update each volume a