OSHA 300 & 300A Forms

With everyone preparing their OSHA 300 and 300A forms, one common mistake is made when recording extremely long term incidents. These are the ones were the employee cannot perform his normal job function for months. When recording days away or …

New Year Requirements

With the start of the new year we wanted to make sure that everyone remains current with their safety programs. Some requirements need to be addressed within a short amount of time, while others will be spaced out throughout the …

Securing Ladders

Most people will agree that OSHA requires ladders to be tied off when in use, but this is not necessarily true. Actual OSHA requirements specify that ladders must be secured when on slippery surfaces or when the ladder could be …

Occupational Firearm Use

A question arose as to the regulation of firearms, specifically shotguns, for work use. The use in question was for busting “clinkers” in power plants, but they have also been used for scaring ducks out of evaporation ponds and for …

Hotwork Permitting

We came across the issue of hotwork today. The question came in because an employee had seen his company require hotwork permits on oil production locations for using a generator near production tanks, but the employee was directed to drive …

Hearing Conservation

The current issue is regarding the necessity of a hearing conservation program in regards to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.95. The widely recognized regulation as to when the program becomes necessary reads as follows:  1910.95(c)(1) The employer shall administer a continuing, …

Aerial Lift Alarms

The issue that was brought up was covering up the strobe light on an aerial lift. The employees in question were performing work with lasers, so they felt the strobe light affected their work with the lasers. Their solution was …