The Most Important Federal Laws That Protect Employees

Several laws mandate clean, safe, and positive work environments for the protection of the average American employee: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). These laws all work in tandem to provide an opportunity for American citizens to take advantage of benefits, time off to care for …

The OSHA Electronic Reporting Deadline is Fast Approaching!

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) electronic submission deadline is rapidly approaching. Are you ready? This is the first year certain employers must electronically submit their OSHA injury and illness data for posting on the OSHA website. Prior to this, little to no data was made public about worker injuries and illnesses. OSHA is hoping that by making this …

New OSHA Rule Updates General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

General industry employers now have a new OSHA rule to follow regarding walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards.  This rule covers all general industry employers which are employers that are not in agriculture, construction or maritime. The rule updates standards and adds training and inspection requirements to slip, trip and fall hazards as well as adding a new section for …

OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

OSHA Recordkeeping regulation 29CFR 1904 requires employers to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses, using the OSHA 300 Log. Current and former employees, or their representatives, have the right to access injury and illness records and the employer must give the requester a copy of the relevant record(s) by the end of the next business day. Covered …

OSHA Form 300A

Attention StaffScapes Clients, OSHA Form 300A have been sent to all clients that had employees with StaffScapes during 2011.  This summary page needs to be posted from February 1st to April 30th, 2012 at each worksite. The OSHA 300A is a log that provides a summary work-related injuries and illnesses that includes the number of injuries, days away from work, and …

OSHA Reacts to Swine Flu Concerns

OSHA has recently updated their website and will have additional updates responding to the swine flu alert. OSHA updated their website to answer questions regarding workplace safety in relation to the swine flu (H1N1). In the next few days additional information will be added, including new QuickCards and fact sheets. OSHA’s updated Pandemic Influenza Safety and Health Topics page can …

2008 OSHA 300A Log

2008 OSHA 300A Logs have been mailed today to all StaffScapes clients.  OSHA logs must be posted from February 1 thru April 30.  Please contact us if you need other posters or additional informaiton on your OSHA logs.  Please let us know if you have any questions on your Workers’ Compensation administration, Safety information, or claims management.  Contact Lora Manternach, …

OSHA Guidance

OSHA Unveils Guidance Concerning Avian Flu On November 14th, 2006, The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled new safety and health guidance that alerts employees and employers about the hazards of occupational exposure to avian influenza from infected birds, or “avian flu,” and provides practical recommendations on ways to avoid infection. OSHA Guidance Update on …

OSHA Hard Hat QuickTips

OSHA’s New QuickTips Focus On Hard Hat Usage Protecting employees from potential head injuries is a key element of any safety program. A head injury can impair an employee for life or can be fatal. Wearing a hard hat is one of the easiest ways to protect an employee’s head from injury. Hard hats can protect employees from impact and …

Lowest Fatality Rate in Recorded OSHA History

Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report showing a decline in worker fatalities. The rate of worker fatalities has declined by 6% from 2006 to 2007, based on a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on August 20, 2008. The report released by BLS is using preliminary numbers due to final data for 2007 not being released …