Safety Management


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.

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.

Working in Cold

Working in the Cold


The 2012-2013 Farmers’ Almanac says, “Temperatures will be much colder this winter from the East Coast westward to a line from the Dakotas to Texas.” Other parts of the country are expected to be a little warmer than normal