The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) focused on heat hazards. Through this, OSHA will be conducting proactive inspections for heat-related hazards—in both outdoor and indoor work environments. NYSNLA members should be aware of this new program. Are you ready for an inspection?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) focused on heat hazards. Through this, OSHA will be conducting proactive inspections for heat-related hazards—in both outdoor and indoor work environments. Is your facility ready for an inspection?
On Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul directed the commissioner of health to designate COVID-19 as a highly contagious, communicable disease that presents a risk of harm to the public health under New York State's HERO Act. This means private employers must implement their workplace exposure prevention plans. (NY HERO Act)
These workplace exposure prevention plans were required to be adopted by August 5th and then posted for employees by the September 4th deadline.
The Hero Act Law applies to all New York State private employers, regardless of size.
As many of you know, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) into law this past May. The law mandates extensive new workplace health and safety regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NYS has developed a new Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Standard, a Model Airborne Infectious Disease Exposure Prevention Plan, and industry-specific model plans for the prevention of airborne infectious diseases. Employers are required to comply within 30 days from the DOL release date. The standard and prevention plan were released this week so the clock is ticking toward that August 5th deadline.
New York State Department of Financial Services approved the filing submitted by the Rating Board for a decrease of 1.0% in the overall loss cost level in New York State, effective October 1, 2020.
See specific classification rate changes in the full RC Bulletin.
HF&C has a full array of Loss Control and Safety solutions to assist your business. A strong loss control program can help lower your overall incidents, providing a roadmap to improve your safety results. For assistance with your Workers' Comp or other Risk Management issues, contact us.
OSHA is responsible for protecting the safety and health of the American workforce. They do this by promulgating and enforcing safety rules, regulations, and standards. Failure to comply with these standards may result in fines costing nearly $13,000 per serious violation and nearly $130,000 for each willful or repeat violation. Listed below are the most frequently cited OSHA standards. Haylor, Freyer & Coon's Loss Prevention Team can help make your job site, plant or facility safe and compliant.