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July 2017 Connection Workplace Safety Newsletter

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Top Safety News for July 2017
• OSHA electronic injury reporting set to launch Aug. 1. Really!
• What to include in an annual safety inspection
• OSHA changes construction crane enforcement policy
• What to know about lockout-tagout inspections
• New at ComplianceSigns: Labels on rolls, medical and machinery signs

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July 2017 Connection Workplace Safety Newsletter

  1. 1. Visit: ComplianceSigns.com | Connection Blog | Subscription Page Top Safety News for <<First Name>>, July 2017 OSHA electronic injury reporting set to launch Aug. 1. Really! What to include in an annual safety inspection OSHA changes construction crane enforcement policy What to know about lockout-tagout inspections New at ComplianceSigns: Labels on rolls, medical and machinery signs OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting Set to Go Live August 1 Federal OSHA says it will launch its long-delayed electronic Injury Tracking Application (ITA) on August 1. The web-based reporting form will allow employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. We'll see what happens... Read more. What to Include in Your Annual Safety Inspection Checklist OSHA increased its maximum fines for employer safety violations last year for the first time in 25 years. The cap for serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirement as well as "failure-to-abate" violations rose from $7,000 to $12,471 per violation. Even more reason to maintain workplace safety standards. Here’s a review of some key areas you should be sure to include in your annual safety inspection checklist. Read more. What's New at ComplianceSigns.com 2,000 New Signs and Labels Last month we added some 2,000 new signs and labels to our online store, including: Labels on Rolls - We now offer Safety Labels, Hazmat Labels, GHS Labels and Hard Hat Stickers in economical rolls of 100, 250 or 500 labels Business Rules signs and labels for deliveries, room names, supplies and more Medical & Medical Facility signs to identify supplies and aid stations, AED and CPR instructions Machine Safety signs and labels including emergency shut off, machine hazards and welding notices in OSHA, ANSI and no- header formats No Soliciting / Loitering signs to keep unwanted people away from your business or restricted area These signs are proudly made in the USA and available in 6 sizes and 4 materials: aluminum, plastic, vinyl label or magnetic backing. All are backed by our Compliance Guarantee and Lowest Price Promise. See our most recent sign additions here. Subscribe Past Issues RSSTranslate Top Workplace Safety News for July: OSHA Reporting, LOTO, Construc... http://mailchi.mp/compliancesigns/top-workplace-safety-news-for-july-o... 1 of 3 7/24/17, 9:02 AM
  2. 2. Policy OSHA has announced a new enforcement policy that excludes monorail hoists from the requirements of Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction. Employers will now meet the requirement if they are in compliance with OSHA's rules for overhead hoists and general training standards. OSHA intends to consider rulemaking options to address this issue. A June 30 memorandum announced a temporary enforcement policy pending the resolution of that rulemaking process. Read more. Lockout / Tagout Inspections - What You Need To Know If your operation has lockout / tagout (LOTO) procedures in place, or if any LOTO is ever used, OSHA requires inspections of your procedure at least once every 12 months. But the OSHA compliance directive for control of hazardous energy is a whopping 136 pages of OSHA-speak. Fortunately, we found an article that explains what kinds of inspections are necessary and outlines best practices for LOTO inspections. Read more. OSHA Proposes Update to New Beryllium Rule On June 23, OSHA announced a new proposed rule on beryllium exposure that would modify the agency’s January 2017 final rule for the construction and shipyard sectors. Further, OSHA said it will not enforce the Jan. 9, 2017, construction and shipyard standards without further notice while determining whether to amend the Jan. 9 rule. Read more. Equipment Upgrades to Make Construction Sites Safer According to the most recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, just over 4,800 workers were killed on the job in 2015, averaging out to about 13 deaths a day. Fortunately, construction site owners can help prevent workplace injuries and deaths by making sure their equipment is as safe as possible. Check these equipment upgrades that can help make the job site safer for everyone who works there. Read more. July Workplace Safety News & Notes Here's a collection of recent safety news from around the web: WHMIS 2015 Compliance Initiative Underway in Canada The Canadian federal government updated WHMIS rules in 2015 to include new definitions, harmonized criteria for hazard classification, and new rules for supplier labels and safety data sheets (SDSs). To increase WHMIS 2015 awareness, Health Canada is planning a compliance and enforcement initiative for 2017-2018. From now through September 2017, select employers and suppliers in federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions will receive a compliance promotion package about new WHMIS 2015 requirements. More efforts will follow. Learn more. Free NFPA Webinars July 27 - Health, Safety & Behavioral Wellness Needs for the U.S. Fire Service August 1 - Storage Protection Under Sloped Ceilings Learn more here. Lifting Equipment Linked to Fewer Injuries among Nursing Home Workers Injuries among nursing home workers significantly decreased after the start of a safety program that included mechanical lifting equipment and training on how to use it, according to a NIOSH-funded study at the University of Massachusetts Lowell published in the journal Safety Science. Read more. Emergency Preparedness and Response Emergencies can create a variety of hazards for workers. Preparing before an emergency incident helps ensure employers and workers have the necessary equipment and information to stay safe when an emergency occurs. Visit the OSHA Emergency Preparedness and Response site to learn how to prepare and train for emergencies. Upcoming Safety Webinars Presented by OH&S August 2 - A Deeper Look at New OSHA Requirements for Fall Protection Programs August 23 - Learning Through Operational Experience August 24 - The PPE Conundrum: When Both Chemical & Flash Fire Hazards Collide Learn more or sign up. Subscribe Past Issues RSSTranslate Top Workplace Safety News for July: OSHA Reporting, LOTO, Construc... http://mailchi.mp/compliancesigns/top-workplace-safety-news-for-july-o... 2 of 3 7/24/17, 9:02 AM
  3. 3. Staying Safe While Working Outdoors For those who work in outdoor settings, such as forests, road crews, towers or varying weather conditions, workplace safety takes on a new, even more important meaning. If you work in environmentalism, forestry, parks and recreation, utilities or the like, check this post for expert tips to ensure that you stay safe and healthy on the job. Read more. Top Safety Articles Last Month These were the most popular items in last month's Connection: New Novelty Signs at ComplianceSigns.com Office Workers Most Likely to Rate Health as Poor New Gas, Fuel and Hazmat Safety Signs Cloudy Future for Electronic Submission of OSHA Recordkeeping Data New Study Gives Data, Recommendations for Preventing Construction Fatalities ComplianceSigns CONNECTION Dave Anderson, Editor Edit your subscription profile. Unsubscribe. To help ensure delivery, please add Connection@ComplianceSigns.com to your email address book. Copyright © 2017 ComplianceSigns.com, All rights reserved. Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list Subscribe Past Issues RSSTranslate Top Workplace Safety News for July: OSHA Reporting, LOTO, Construc... http://mailchi.mp/compliancesigns/top-workplace-safety-news-for-july-o... 3 of 3 7/24/17, 9:02 AM

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