ALL NYC SAFETY NEWSLETTER – Happy Friday 03/09/2018
As of March 1, Local Law 196 is in full effect! All workers must have completed at least 10 Hours of OSHA training. It’s been our pleasure to serve hundreds of workers in need of OSHA training this past month!
For those who completed only 10 hours, don’t forget that another 20 hours of training will be required by December 1! We have multiple courses available in English or Spanish to fit your schedule so don’t put it off until the deadline! Click here to view all OSHA classes. New dates added every week!
Regional Campaign Focuses on Four Most Deadly Construction Hazards
On March 1, OSHA will launch a Focus Four Campaign in the Mid-Atlantic States to address the four leading causes of fatal injuries in construction. Throughout March, the campaign will use toolbox talks and outreach events to focus on electrical hazards. In April, the focus will be on struck-by hazards; May will target fall hazards; and June will focus on caught-in/between hazards.
Employers Must Post 300A Injury/Illness Summary Until April 30
We reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A , which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2017. Each year, between Feb. 1 and April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA record keeping and posting requirements.
Free Fall Prevention Stand-Down Webinar Scheduled for March 21
On March 21, an hour-long webinar on the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will showcase plans for the 2018 event. Falls are the leading cause of construction fatalities, accounting for one-third of on-the-job injuries and deaths in the industry. This year’s Stand-Down is scheduled for May 7-11.
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The proposed steel and aluminum tariffs President Trump announced last week made domestic steel and aluminum mills very happy.