Category: January 2020 Newsletter

2019: A Year in Review

2019 was quite the productive year for NASP. We traveled the world, launched new live and online courses, introduced a brand new membership program, and so much more. We invite you to take a few minutes to watch our year-end review for 2019 and to take a peek at what’s…

Significant increase in federal OSHA inspections in FY 2019

OSHA’s final fiscal year 2019 statistics show a significant increase in the number of inspections as well as a record amount of compliance assistance. Federal OSHA conducted 33,401 inspections in 2019, a 4% increase over 2018’s numbers, and provided a record 1,392,611 workers with training on safety and health requirements…

The 8 key differences between OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001

If your business is accredited to OHSAS 18001, you have until March 12, 2021 to make the transition to its replacement standard, ISO 45001:2018. Businesses not transitioned to ISO 45001 by that date will find themselves without an accredited occupational health and safety management system and the benefits that come…

Contractor sentenced to prison for double fatality

The contractor convicted on two counts of manslaughter for his involvement in a fatal Boston trench collapse has been sentenced to two years in prison. Kevin Otto, 45, owner of Atlantic Drain Service, was sentenced to two years in prison for each of the two counts of involuntary manslaughter. The…

In case you missed our webinar!

In case you missed it, here’s an excellent webinar co-sponsored by NASP and Pervidi on developing an effective safety audit team and the latest and greatest in mobile-friendly auditing software. Click here to watch the video.

Common Questions When It Comes to Confined Space Work

Confined spaces are hazardous working environments that cause many fatalities and serious injuries in industrial facilities worldwide. The unfortunate thing is that nearly on all occasions, with some basic understanding of the hazards and having several controls in place, many of these unwanted scenarios can be avoided. Some of the…