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March 28, 2017

March 2017 Workplace Safety News & Notes

Here's a collection of safety news from around the web:

Keep OSHA 300A Injury and Illness Summaries Posted Through April
OSHA reminds employers to post a copy of Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be displayed from February through April in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. 

April 3-7 is National Work Zone Awareness Week
Highway construction season is just around the corner. So is National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 3-7. The annual event brings national attention to motorist and
worker safety and mobility issues in work zones. Learn more here.

Washington State Releases Two New Apps to Promote Workplace Safety
The Washington Division of Occupational Safety and Health has launched two free smartphone apps to enhance workplace safety. The Good Observation, Near-Miss and Accident Reporting app provides a method to document safety incidents in the workplace and can be used in training, hazard recognition and risk analysis. The SafeMe app offers safety lessons, videos and hazard identification for a number of entry-level retail jobs frequently held by teen workers.

OSHA Proposes Delay of Beryllium Rule Effective Date
OSHA is proposing to delay the effective date of the rule entitled Occupational Exposure to Beryllium, from March 21 to May 20 to allow for further review and consideration. The extension is in keeping with a Jan. 20 White House memorandum that directed the review of any new or pending regulations. It would not affect the compliance dates of the beryllium rule. Read more.

10 Emergency Eyewash Best Practices
If your workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals and other eye hazards, you should ensure that your emergency eyewash stations meet required safety standards. Check these 10 tips from SafetyNowTraining and see if your eyewash stations are looking good. Get the 10 tips.

Upcoming Safety Webinars Presented by OH&S
  • March 29 - NFPA 350: A New Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work
  • March 31 - Assessing the Risks of using Alternative Methods to Lockout/Tagout
  • April 20 - Contractor Safety Beyond Compliance - Modeling OSHA’s recommended best practices for contractor management
  • April 27 - Eye Injury Prevention: Let's Take a Closer Look
  • Learn more or sign up.

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