OSHA “NEW” Electronic Reporting Rule

OSHA can begin enforcing its rule restricting safety incentives and drug testing programs, a federal judge decided Nov. 28 ( TEXO ABC/AGC v. Perez , N.D. Tex., No. 16-1998, 11/28/16 ). OSHA has succeeded in defeating the temporary injunction on its new electronic recordkeeping rule that also addresses injury reporting [...]

OSHA “NEW” Electronic Reporting Rule 2017-03-15T13:00:38-05:00

OSHA’s 2016 Top Ten Violations

OSHA has released its initial list of the top ten safety and health violations for fiscal year 2016. Over the past five years, the same violations have made the list with only slight variations in the order. The final list will be released by OSHA at the end of 2016:1. [...]

OSHA’s 2016 Top Ten Violations 2017-03-15T13:00:38-05:00

Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing

So....you developed a comprehensive drug and alcohol program, had HR look it over and even sent it to your attorney for review.  Are you meeting all compliance regulations?  Well, you thought you were until OSHA decided to change the game slightly.  OSHA, within its new electronic record keeping rule, has [...]

Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing 2017-03-15T13:00:38-05:00

New OSHA Silica Rule: What are the first steps our company should take?

When it comes to getting started in meeting the compliance requirements of the new OSHA Silica Rule, your order of controls may look like this to help you get started in the right direction: 9 Compliance Requirements 1. Conduct air sampling for baseline exposure for all processes and check regulated [...]

New OSHA Silica Rule: What are the first steps our company should take? 2017-03-15T13:00:38-05:00

How Safeco RightTrack® Works

Do you consider yourself a good driver? If so, you could get major discounts on your Auto Insurance! At Safeco, they believe good drivers deserve to be rewarded. Through their RightTrack® program, now available in Texas, you can install a device in your car that recognizes your good driving habits and earn [...]

How Safeco RightTrack® Works 2017-03-15T13:00:38-05:00

Postive Workplace Drug Tests on the Rise

A recent study conducted by Quest Diagnostics has revealed the number of positive on the job drug test has been going up every year since 2011. The annual survey used in the study examined approximately 11 million workplace drug test results in 2015. Below is a quick run down on [...]

Postive Workplace Drug Tests on the Rise 2017-03-15T13:00:38-05:00

New Drone Regulations Are in Effect

As of August 29, 2016, commercial enterprises are free to use unmanned aircraft (drones) weighing less than 55 pounds within the parameters of the small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) rules outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR Part 107) without obtaining any special authorization from the Federal Aviation [...]

New Drone Regulations Are in Effect 2017-03-15T13:00:38-05:00

What a Workplace Violence Prevention Program Should Include

Recently an employer in the medical service industry was fined $98,000 for failing to protect its employees from workplace violence. The OSHA investigation determined the employer had received numerous reports of verbal, physical and sexual assaults on employees, as well as a report of an employee forced to work in [...]

What a Workplace Violence Prevention Program Should Include 2017-03-15T13:00:38-05:00