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? 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?

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

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]

How Does Your Safety & Health Management System Measure Up?

The need for written safety programs has been identified since OSHA began in 1970, but over the years this need has gradually become much more formalized. Many OSHA Standards do require the development and implementation of written programs for specific topics, but a fully written and implemented Occupational Safety and Health Management Program is not… [Read More]

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