Just What Are Job Hazards?

Posted November 12, 2018 in Workplace Hazards , Safety
A Job Safety Analysis (JSA) or Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) helps identify workplace hazards before they occur. But what does OSHA consider a workplace hazard, and what kinds of jobs are most hazardous under that definition?
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4 Key Steps of a Job Safety Analysis

Posted November 08, 2018 in Workplace Injuries , Safety
A Job Safety Analysis (JSA), also known as a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify hazards before they occur. It focuses on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work...
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eBook: The Job Safety Analysis: A Responsibility with Hidden Benefits

Posted November 02, 2018 in Safety , ebook
Compliance with OSHA rules about workplace safety requires employers to know exactly what potential hazards their hourly workers may be exposed to—at every stage of every task they perform. OSHA requires employers to identify hazards, prevent ...
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When to Record Employee Injuries or Illnesses That 
Progress Over Time

Posted October 02, 2018 in Workplace Injuries , Safety
If an employee injury or illness is not recordable, but later becomes recordable, when should it be recorded? If you can’t identify a single event or exposure, the injury should be recorded on the date it becomes recordable, or on the date it is...
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Prompt Reporting of Injury and Illness: A Win-Win Formula

Posted September 25, 2018 in Workplace Injuries , Safety
  OSHA requires rapid reporting of the most severe work-related incidents, injuries, and illnesses. A fatality, for example, needs to be communicated to the agency within 8 hours, while inpatient hospitalizations, eye losses, and amputations must...
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Infographic: Guide to Preparing for an OSHA Inspection

Posted September 20, 2018 in Workplace Injuries , Infographic
The best form of action regarding OSHA inspections is taking preventative measures to ensure your organization is within their set guidelines. Fortunately, OSHA has dictated the appropriate measures regarding inspection, saving your organization...
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What is a High-Risk Industry?

Posted September 18, 2018 in Safety , Risk Management
OSHA requires that certain high-risk industries report information on injuries and illnesses (from OSHA form 300A). Establishments (single physical locations where a firm does business) with 20-249 employees in high-risk industries are required...
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OSHA Proposes Record Keeping Rule

Posted September 11, 2018 in Workplace Injuries , OSHA
OSHA is proposing an amendment to their recordkeeping regulations to protect sensitive worker information from potential disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). They will be issuing a proposed rule in July of 2018 to revise the ...
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eBook: OSHA Injury Reporting Requirements Can Benefit Your Bottom Line

Posted September 04, 2018 in Injury Reporting , ebook
Avoiding workplace injuries is at the very top of management's list—an obvious sentiment largely held within every organization. But the truth of the matter is injuries are bound to occur during an organization's time of operation, regardless of...
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EEOC Guidelines for the Use of Medical Examinations with Existing Employees

Posted August 28, 2018 in Safety , Post-Offer Employment Testing
The Technical Assistance Manual on the Employment Provisions (Title 1) of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which became law in 1990, provides clear guidelines to employers regarding the use of medical examinations and non-discriminatory...
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