Dust In The Wind: The Dangers of Combustible Dust

Do you know if your company is at risk for combustible dust explosions? Are your employees aware that a hazard within combustible dust even exists? In multiple combustible dust accidents between 2008 and 2012, employees and employers alike were often ignorant of the fact that combustible dust was a hazard. In an article written by […]

OSHA 300a requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to create safe working environments for employees. To ensure this, OSHA sets and enforces standards and Safety Compliance and Consulting Corp (SCC) provides training, outreach, education, and assistance to companies who are in need of such training. OSHA has created new procedures for reporting worker death, […]

Congressman wants OSHA answers

One of the top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives is demanding answers from Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta after OSHA reported a drop in the current inspector staffing level, a decline in enforcement activities, and other problems. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison wrote a letter to Acosta dated July 10, 2018. “As you know, […]

On the Job Accidents: The First 30 Minutes

Workers are a company’s most valuable assets. In 2016, nearly three million workers were injured on the job and close to 900,000 of those injuries resulted in time off work. Workplace injuries cost companies more than $60 billion every year… but accidents can happen in even the safest workplaces. If a worker gets injured on […]

OSHA Training

Construction work can be dangerous and companies cannot rely on common sense to keep workers safe. Safety training is important, even though it can take a little time away from the project. Nearly 1,000 construction workers were killed in worksite-related accidents in 2016 — 21% of all worker deaths. OSHA attributes the majority of these […]

Electrician Injuries: The Shocking Truth!

Electrical incidents in the workplace result in more than 3,500 injuries per year in the United States.  Approximately one-third of those are fatal injuries. While electrical hazards are not the leading cause of on-the-job injuries and fatalities, they are disproportionately fatal and costly with 1 in 13 electrical injuries resulting in death. Electrical incidents cause […]

Senate confirms Martinez as FMCSA head, Batory as FRA chief 022718

As of February 15th, 2018, Raymond Martinez is officially the new chief of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Ronald Batory takes over as head of the Federal Railroad Administration, after the pair received Senate confirmation. Martinez will now find himself in the center of the ongoing debates on electronic logging devices in commercial motor vehicles […]

Construction Fatalities on the Rise in NYS

Construction work involves risk of injury to workers under even the best of circumstances. However, when subcontractors and job site managers fail to consider the safety implications to workers on the job site or ignore important regulations mandating safety protections for workers, those risks to workers can become even more substantial. A recent report has […]

10 Easy Things to Get Your Safety Program Started

We understand. You may not be quite ready to implement a complete safety and health program.  There are a lot of factors to think about before you dive in.  When you are ready, Safety Consulting and Compliance Corp will be here to assist you in getting it done thoroughly.  However, there are some simple steps […]

FMSCA Grants Hours of Service Exemption to Asphalt Haulers

In response to an application filed by the National Asphalt Pavement Association and supported by the American Road & Transportation Builder’s Association (ARTBA) Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) request for exemptions from two requirements of the hours-of-service regulations for all drivers of certain commercial […]