Category: March 2020 Newsletter

OSHA’S NEW TEMPORARY ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE

Here’s another in our continuing series of “Coronavirus Basics” articles, in which we’re trying to offer helpful information to folks trying to figure a whole bunch of stuff having to do with working during the coronavirus pandemic. In this one, we want to give you a quick FYI that OSHA…

5 Things Everyone Should Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak

As disease spreads in the U.S., it’s important to take precautions. While news about the coronavirus has been evolving, doctors says the best advice is to follow public health directives and take care of yourself. COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread around the world, with…

COVID-19 and Your Workforce

At this time, with approximately 29 deaths in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasizes that, while the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 poses a potentially serious public health threat, the risk to individuals is dependent on exposure. For most people in the United States, including most…

Identifying Potential Sources of Exposure

OSHA standards, including those for personal protective equipment (PPE, 29 CFR 1910.132) and respiratory protection (29 CFR 1910.134), require employers to assess the hazards to which their workers may be exposed. In assessing potential hazards, employers should consider whether or not their workers may encounter someone infected with COVID-19 in the course…

Most Likely to Get Inspected

The construction industry will remain a primary focus for OSHA inspectors for the foreseeable future, judging from the agency’s FY 2019 annual performance report. OSHA intends to focus its efforts toward falls – the leading cause of death in the construction industry – and trenching hazards. The report, which is…

CSM-Construction in Wilmington!

Do you prefer not to be the primary focus for OSHA inspectors? This is how NASP can help in your compliance objectives. Our Certified Safety Manager Construction (CSMC) Course will provide you with the tools necessary to overcome the many safety obstacles that you may face at your job-site. Our…

CSB Approves New Rule on Accidental Release Reporting

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) approved its final rule on accidental release reporting, which will now grant companies eight hours to report, up from four hours in the proposed rule. This rule requires facility owners experiencing an accidental release of regulated, hazardous material that results in…

First HAZWOPER TRAIN-THE-TRAINER Course for 2020

Anyone involved in environmental clean-up or HAZMAT emergency response will benefit from this intensive, week-long Train-the-Trainer Course held in Houston, Texas from April 20th through the 24th.  In addition to covering the various elements of the HAZWOPER standard, you will experience hands-on, practical simulations to meet the experiential requirements of…

Owner Pleads Guilty to Fraud Involving Fake OSHA Training

An Ohio construction company owner pleaded guilty to mail fraud involving fake OSHA training certificates. Ron Craig Estes, owner of R&R Steel LLC, is scheduled to be sentenced May 13 on charges of mail fraud and theft from an employee benefit plan. Estes will also pay a judgment of $25,000…