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OSHA's Revised Recordkeeping Rules by Beau Briggs

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s revised recordkeeping rule includes two key changes: First, the rule updates the list of industries that are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records, due to relatively low occupational injury and illness rates. The previous list of industries was based on the old Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system and injury and illness data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from 1996, 1997, and 1998. The new list of industries that are exempt from routinely keeping OSHA injury and illness records is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and injury and illness data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from 2007, 2008, and 2009. Note: The new rule retains the exemption for any employer with ten or fewer employees, regardless of their industry classification, from the requ ... Read the rest of entry »

OSHA UPDATE by Bill Harding

    On October 7, a Florida roofing company was cited by OSHA for alleged violations of fall protection standards at three job sites. The citation proposed fines of $339,900.00 according to an announcement by OSHA. The contractor announced on October 9 that it plans to cease operations because of the "increasingly strict regulatory scrutiny" from OSHA. The citations involved personal safety equipment such as fall protection systems and eye protection. The contractor stated in his announcement that he has attempted to follow OSHA's safety regulations, but he hasn't been able to force his employees across 4 or 5 work crews to use the harnesses and other safety equipment which the company has provided. The contractor stated that the only solution would be "to have some kind of policeman, a person from my company, on-site 24/7 to supervise the sites, which is impossible." The contracto ... Read the rest of entry »

Toys for Tots - December Networking Luncheons

    Please join us for our Holiday Networking Luncheons and bring a toy or two for the Toys for Tots.  U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is the Marine Corp.’s premier community action program and one of the nation’s flagship Christmas charitable causes. Over the years, it has become a traditional part of the annual Christmas holiday season within communities nationwide. The message of hope delivered through a shiny new toy at Christmas has a positive impact on children, their families and their communities. It’s not the toy – it’s what the toy does.  The Lincoln Holiday Luncheon is December 2 at Beacon Hills Restaurant beginning at 11:30.  Along with Toys for Tots, Michael Sinclair of Sinclair Hille Architects will be our featured speaker.   The Omaha Holiday Luncheon is December 3 at Anthony’s Restaurant beginning at 11:30.  Al ... Read the rest of entry »

E-News: December 1, 2014 Issue

Toys for Tots - December Networking Luncheons (12/1/2014)

OSHA UPDATE by Bill Harding (12/1/2014)

OSHA's Revised Recordkeeping Rule by Beau Briggs (12/1/2014)

Free Contractor Webinars (12/1/2014) Read the rest of entry »
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