OSHA Safety Training Online Courses

OSHA Safety Training offers online accredited construction and general workplace safety training provided by experienced safety professionals.

Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016

What are the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety and health violations this year? Every October, the OSHA releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that… Read More »

OSHA Increases Penalties, First Since 1990

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is raising its penalties to match the rate of inflation marking the first increase in penalties since 1990. The interim final rule was published July 1, 2016, and is based on the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act which became law in November 2015. OSHA invites… Read More »

Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP)

The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) is designed to provide incentives and support to employers to develop, implement and continuously improve effective safety and health programs at their worksite. SHARP provides recognition for employers who demonstrate exemplary achievements in workplace safety and health. These companies are exempted from a general scheduled Federal OSHA inspection… Read More »

Implementing a Workplace Disciplinary Program

One important element of an effective workplace safety and health policy is an Employee Disciplinary Program. Obviously, taking disciplinary actions is not ideal; a disciplinary program is not designed to create a threatening or fearful work environment. It’s important to remember that unsafe behavior doesn’t only affect you, but puts both your coworkers and your… Read More »

OSHA’s Priorities for the Years Ahead

OSHA has a prioriy of objectives coming up for 2016 and beyond. Here is a brief look at the new safety issues: OSHA has outlined how the General Duty Clause will be used to cite exposure limits beyond the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL) to more protective occupational exposure limits based on industry practices, such as… Read More »