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OSHA’s Top 10 Employer Responsibilities

It does not matter if employees are working in an office or in a trench, employers have a responsibility to provide workers with a safe place to work. When the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was established in 1970, the regulations included employer responsibilities. Start the New Year off right by ensuring that the CEO and managers at all levels within a company know and understand what these responsibilities are.

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OSHA Gets ‘Hot’ Over Heat Stress

As most employers know, but seldom address adequately, working in a hot environment puts stress on an employee’s body cooling system. Too much heat can result in dehydration, cramps, heat exhaustion and even a fatal heat stroke.

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Employee Representation During OSHA Inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a Letter of Interpretation (LOI) authorizing non-unionized employees to select a union organizer or community activist to act as the employee’s representative during an OSHA inspection provided the representative was selected by the employees.

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Job Hazard Analysis

JHAs Prevent Accidents and OSHA Violations

A job hazard analysis (JHA) helps prevent accidents and OSHA violations by foreseeing and eliminating hazards. JHAs, also known as job safety analysis (JSA), may be used in different ways to analyze a project or a specific task. In this article, we will discuss the use of a JHA to prepare for a new construction project. We should probably call this a project hazard analysis.

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