Safety in the News: October 2018

Safety in the News: October 2018

Below is a quick selection of some notable safety-related news headlines for the month of October 2018:


OSHA Unveils New Look for State Plans Webpage (Safety+Health)
OSHA has redesigned its State Plans webpage to help simplify access to contact and jurisdictional information for each state, the agency announced Oct. 16 in its “Quick Takes” newsletter.


Big OSHA Fine Issued in Electrocution Case (OHS Online)
OSHA has cited Insight Pipe Contracting LLC for workplace safety and health violations following an employee’s electrocution at a work site in Johnstown, Pa., and has issued $331,101 in proposed penalties to the Harmony, Pa.-based contractor.


The Human Factor in OSHA Enforcement and Compliance (EHS Today)
This webinar will explore the human factor in occupational safety and health and how it impacts OSHA enforcement actions.


OSHA Announced Top 10 Violations for FY 2018 (Occupational Health & Safety)
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration announced its list of the agency’s top 10 violations for fiscal year 2018 on Oct. 23 during a morning Learning Lab session that took place in the middle of the National Safety Congress & Expo show floor.


OSHA and SMRP Form Alliance to Protect Employee Safety and Health (EC&M)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) have formed an alliance to provide information and training on preventing worker exposure to safety and health hazards in the maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management profession.


OSHA Initiates Program Targeting Companies with High Injury Rates (EHS Today)
OSHA will begin targeting companies in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries for inspection based on their electronically-submitted data.

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