Posts Tagged ‘ Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ’

Workplace Accident Penalties Increase This Month

Jan 26th, 2021

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s website, the penalties an employer could face in the wake of serious workplace violation have increased. Accounting for inflation, infractions that fall under the designation “Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements” will run up to (but no more than) $13,653 per violation, and failing to […]

How OSHA Is Addressing an Increase in Citations Related to COVID-19

Dec 1st, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is rising rapidly and so is the number of citations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to the coronavirus. From the beginning of the pandemic through November 12, OSHA issued 232 citations with $3,148,452 in penalties. Of those citations, […]

NAHB/CISC Guidance Implores Vigilance on Jobsites but Continued Work

Jul 23rd, 2020

As the U.S. continues to fight the spread of COVID-19 and door and window companies grapple with physical distancing in the workplace, matters can be more complicated on jobsites where installers rub elbows with other companies and trades. Officials for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) implored jobsite workers to practice safety and vigilance […]

OSHA Reminder: Exercise Caution When Working During Extreme Temperatures

Jul 16th, 2020

With temperatures soaring across the U.S., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds companies to protect workers during heat exposure, both indoors and out. In the door and window industry, dealers are busy doing installations, and in window plants they often deal with hot and muggy conditions as well. Millions of U.S. workers are […]

Associations Applaud D.C. Circuit Court Decision Over OSHA/COVID-19

Jun 12th, 2020

Officials for two industry associations chimed in with sharp approval yesterday for the decision to reject a lawsuit they said would otherwise compel the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an “emergency temporary standard” for infectious diseases and COVID-19. In a joint statement issued by Associated Builders and Contractors vice president of Health, […]

OSHA Adopts Revised COVID-19 Enforcement Policies

Jun 4th, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently adopted revised policies for enforcing its COVID-19 requirements. The new polices became effective May 26, 2020. OSHA is increasing in-person inspections at all workplaces. The new enforcement guidance reflects changing circumstances in which many non-critical businesses have begun to reopen in areas of lower community spread. “As more states are […]

90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction “Essential”

Mar 27th, 2020

In an effort spearheaded by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), 90 companies and organizations called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.” In a joint letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Jack Wolf, the 90 organizations and suppliers said […]

Aggressive Energy Proposals Dominate FGIA Codes and Regulatory Update

Feb 12th, 2020

“Following regulatory issues right now is like doing the Texas two-step,” said Kathy Krafka Harkema, U.S. codes and regulatory affairs manager for the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA). “When they move, they move faster than I have seen in my life,” she added, when addressing members this morning during a meeting of the Regulatory […]

OSHA Updates Amputation Prevention Standards

Jan 16th, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) instruction on amputations in December 2019 as part of efforts to identify and reduce amputation hazards in manufacturing industries. “Amputations are among the most severe and disabling workplace injuries that often result in permanent disability,” reads the OSHA Safeguarding Equipment and […]

OSHA Inspections and Compliance Assistance High in 2019

Dec 18th, 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a significant increase in the number of inspections and a record amount of compliance assistance by way of educational programs. “OSHA’s efforts – rulemaking, enforcement, compliance assistance and training – are tools to accomplish our mission of safety and health for every worker,” said principal deputy assistant […]