What Is Hazard Communication Training?

What Is Hazard Communication Training?

Hazard communication training is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). This standard has been in effect since 1994 and specifies the management of hazardous materials on a work site, including their identification, labeling, handling, use, and disposal. In 2012, this standard was updated to integrate international requirements found… [Read More]

What is Fall Protection Safety Training?

What is Fall Protection Safety Training?

Falling is a major occupational hazard in many industries, especially construction. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates worker safety in the United States, including regulations that specifically address falling. Many vendors also offer safety training in fall protection that follows OSHA guidelines, including basic and advanced courses. This training provides multiple benefits for… [Read More]

Fact Sheet on VOSH Penalties for State and Local Government Employers

Fact Sheet on VOSH Penalties for State and Local Government Employers

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program   The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOU) operates the Virginia State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). VOSH has exclusive jurisdiction over private… [Read More]

What is Electrical Safety Training?

What is Electrical Safety Training?

What is Electrical Safety Training? Electricity is one of the most serious workplace hazards because falls can cause injuries in a variety of ways, including electrocution, burns, explosions, and fires. Workers safety with the handling of electricity requires workers to understand how it works and how to direct it. They must also understand the hazards… [Read More]

How Much Does OSHA Training Typically Cost?

How Much Does OSHA Training Typically Cost?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the Department of Labor. It was created in 1971 as a result of the Occupational Safety and Health Act signed by President Richard Nixon. Its mission is to ensure safe and healthy working conditions by enforcing standards and providing training on health and safety…. [Read More]

New OSHA Electronic Record Keeping Requirements Are In Effect

New OSHA Electronic Record Keeping Requirements Are In Effect

With December 15, 2017 just passing on the calendar the new The Occupational Safety and Health Administration electronic record keeping requirements are now in effect. Most employers are already required to log and post injuries and illnesses on OSHA Injury and Illness (300) forms. Now they are also required to upload this information electronically to… [Read More]

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Appoints Anna Jolly To Administration

Virginia Governor McAuliffe Appoints Anna Jolly To Administration

Current Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe, recently announced appointments to his administration including Secretariat of the Commonwealth  – Safety and Health Codes Board. Governor McAuliffe appointmented Anna Jolly from Circle Safety and Health Consultants and Courtney M. Malveaux, Esq. to the board in order to focus on guiding the Virginia economy and creating more jobs across… [Read More]

Are You Prepared For New Crystalline Silica Standards in Virginia?

Are You Prepared For New Crystalline Silica Standards in Virginia?

  What Is Silica? Silica occurs naturally in the earth’s crust, most often in the form of Quartz, and is present in sand, rocks and stones, bricks and concrete. Materials that contain silica are often found on construction sites or used in the construction process. On their own the materials are not dangerous or hazardous… [Read More]

New VOSH Penalty Increases As of July 1, 2017

New VOSH Penalty Increases As of July 1, 2017

As of July 1, 2017 Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) implemented an increase in maximum penalties by more than 78%. The changes were implemented as part of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act which mandates agencies, such as OSHA, adjust their penalties. Of course no company wants an OSHA penalty but now more… [Read More]

New Construction Standards for Crystalline Silica in Virginia

New Construction Standards for Crystalline Silica in Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has announced new construction standards for Crystalline Silica scheduled to take effect in Virginia June 23, 2017. Circle Safety and Health Consultants can help your organization understand these new regulations and implement a training program to ensure compliance. Learn more about the new Crystalline Silica Standards… [Read More]

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