• Amid Changes, OSHA Recordkeeping Remains a Priority

    oshareporting   During these first months of 2015 is the time for employers to analyze their OSHA 300 logs from 2014 and determine that they have correctly recorded work related injuries and illnesses.  It is also time to create your annual summary; the OSHA 300A. The summary must be certified by the owner, company executive, highest-ranking company offici.. Read More
  • Recent Quarry Fire – Could New GHS Labeling Have Prevented It?

    On January 30, 2014 a quarry in Branford, CT, near the Seton headquarters, experienced a fire that caused the evacuation of several hundred people in a one-mile area surrounding the quarry. Local fire officials claimed that employees of the quarry had accidentally started the fire by burning cardboard in which explosives had once been stored. The fire was expected to smolder for several days due to other combustible materials located at the site. Such incidents emphasize the need for employers to ensure containers that contain hazardous materials are properly labeled and that the information about the hazards are conveyed to employees so that they know how to properly handle, store and dispose of such materials. Under .. Read More
  • GHS Compliance by December 1, 2013: Are you Ready?

    GHS Compliant On March 26, 2012 the Federal Register published the final rule, moving OSHA’s existing Hazard Communication Standard to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals; also known as GHS. GHS provides a standardized approach, including detailed criteria for determining what hazardous effects a chemical poses, ultimately improving the quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace. This will enhance both employer and worker co.. Read More
  • A Case for Fall Protection Education

    Fall protection equipmentBureau of Labor Statistics reports that fatal falls, slips, or trips took the lives of 666 workers in 2011, or about 14% of all fatal work injuries. Falls to lower level accounted for 541 of those fatalities. In 451 of those cases, the height of the fall was reported. Of those 451 cases, about one in four (115) occurred after a fall of 10 feet or less. Another fourth (118) occurred from a fall of over 30 feet. Though we have seen amazing developments in .. Read More
  • Posting OSHA 300A Log Forms

    This is the time of the year for employers to analyze their OSHA 300 logs, also known as OSHA 300A log forms, from 2013 and determine if they have correctly recorded work related injuries and illnesses over the past year. What is OSHA 300A?

    The OSHA 300A is a summary of the injuries or illnesses that the facility experienced over the past calendar year.  This form does not contain the names of employees.  It simply captures the totals of work related injuries or illness at the facility and the result.
    OSHA form 300
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