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Employers Must Post 2018 Injury/Illness Summary Beginning Feb 1st
Employers are reminded of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA’s Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2018. Each year, from Feb. 1 to April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Some businesses are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information.
OSHA Penalties Adjusting in 2019
OSHA’s civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation. New penalties for willful and repeat violations will be $132,598 per violation; serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirements are $13,260 per violation; and failure to abate violations are $13,260 per day beyond the abatement date.
OSHA Revises Requirements for Trainers in Outreach Training Program
OSHA has revised the requirements for authorized trainers in the Outreach Training Program. These revisions include eliminating the 90-day grace period after a trainer card expires, and updating the Trainer Code of Conduct and trainer responsibilities. The program trains workers and supervisors to recognize and prevent safety and health hazards on the job, and to understand workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities. The new requirements are effective April 1, 2019.