Category Archives: OSHA

OSHA releases five-part program for combating workplace violence for healthcare and social workers

According to The National Law Review, OSHA has created a five-step program for protecting healthcare and social service workers. This five-step program consists of: Management commitment and worker participation: Compliance begins with management. Supervisors should be trained on the signs of … Continue reading

Posted in OSHA, Training News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

OSHA: Hospital injuries to go public

Hospital workplace injuries are more common than the public knows. According to Modern Healthcare, hospital employers don’t have to release information related to injuries and illnesses in the workplace. However, keeping internal records is required. OSHA is set to finalize … Continue reading

Posted in OSHA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

OSHA data release: Injured workers forced to handle rising cost of treatment

Who will help you if you’re hurt on the job? What happens if you lose a limb, fall off a work area or burn yourself with chemicals? Recently released data points to you, the worker, as the main source for bill … Continue reading

Posted in OSHA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

With OSHA whistleblower cases on the rise, are the whistleblowers themselves at risk?

According to NBC Bay Area news, OSHA whistleblowers are not being given the guaranteed protections by The Federal Whistleblower Protection Program, run by OSHA. The Whistleblower Protection Program, according to LAW360, covers 22 federal statutes, and a mix of different transportation, … Continue reading

Posted in OSHA, Training News | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

California targets roofers in newest safety initiative

According to the Central Valley Business Times (CVBT), a new initiative has been started by OSHA and the state of California. This safety awareness campaign, also supported by the California Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), is targeting workers in the roofing … Continue reading

Posted in OSHA | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Silicosis still a problem for construction workers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prolonged and persistent exposure to crystalline silica, a basic form of soil, sand, granite, or other materials, can cause silicosis, kidney disease and lung cancer. Silicosis, a fatal disease of the lungs, … Continue reading

Posted in OSHA, Training News | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

First new batch of courses for 2015!

Mastery is starting off 2015 with a new batch of Video On Demand courses, Partner courses, and Partner activities! The new Video On Demand courses include: RCRA Training For Hazardous Waste Generators Safe Lifting Process Safety Management Subtle Sexual Harassment: … Continue reading

Posted in Business Skills Training, Communication, OSHA, Product Announcement, Workplace Health and Safety, Workplace Training | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OSHA says lack of fall protection led to worker death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that an Illinois roofing company’s failure to comply with fall protection laws led to the death of a worker. OSHA cited the business for one willful and four serious … Continue reading

Posted in OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect on New Year’s Day

Last September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the adoption of stricter rules for reporting workplace injuries. After months of talks with industry representatives, those new rules will officially go into effect on January 1, and will increase … Continue reading

Posted in OSHA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

There is a such thing as being too cold!

Is it really possible for a person to be “too cold”? Yes! Based on where you are in the country, extreme cold weather conditions can vary. Being in a cold environment forces the body to work twice and sometimes three times … Continue reading

Posted in Driving, OSHA, Uncategorized, Workplace Health and Safety, Workplace Training | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment