Are Amazon’s Policy Changes a Safety Risk?

Recent policy changes and worker injury reports have many wondering, has Amazon gone too far risking employee safety? Amazon Forgoes Marijuana Pre-Employment Drug Screening Last week Amazon announced that marijuana would no longer be part of their pre-employment drug screening, unless the position is regulated by the DOT. Marijuana will be treated like alcohol, i.e., […]

What are the Four Major Stages of an OSHA Inspection?

what are the four major stages of an osha inspection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that regulates safety for the workplace.  One of its responsibilities is to make sure employers abide by occupational health and safety laws and regulations. Their main method of checking for compliance is to conduct an inspection.  Each inspection has distinct stages and a purpose […]

The Ultimate Guide to OSHA Boom Lift Safety Requirements

osha boom lift safety requirements

Operating aerial lifts (or boom lifts) can subject employees to several occupational safety risks. So, employers need to take all necessary precautions when requiring an employee to do so. It’s also important to understand what the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) expects when operating these lifts to stay safe on the job site and […]

What Type of OSHA Inspection is Conducted When There’s an Immediate Death?

What Type of OSHA Inspection is Conducted When There's an Immediate Death?

As an employer, you’re responsible for providing a workplace free from recognized hazards, which complies with OSHA standards.  So, if an immediate death occurs at your workplace, OSHA has the authority to conduct an inspection.  The purpose of the inspection is to establish whether company violations of OSHA standards and regulations led to the fatality.   […]