OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards
The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up. Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace.
1) Lockout/Tagout -“Lockout/tagout” refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or startup of machinery and equipment, or the release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities.
Proper Maintenance Saves Lives, Costs
A RECENT ISSUE has developed as a result of some employees wanting to make extra money while on layoff. They were making repairs on company trucks and other equipment which resulted in some of the maintenance having to be redone since some of the repairs were performed incorrectly. While it is commendable that these loyal employees wanted to be helpful, productive and earn a little extra cash, it is not advisable to allow uncertified personnel to perform mechanical work on company equipment and/or vehicles.
10 Methods for Identifying Business Risks
It’s cliche, but risk is everywhere. If you ask a business executive to answer “what is your biggest risk,” you may get 10 different answers from 100 different people.
Does Personal Auto Cover Business Use?
Your personal auto policy provides coverage for some business use of your vehicle. Similarly, your employees’ personal auto policy covers some business use of their vehicle too.