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January 2018 ComplianceSigns Connection Workplace Safety Newsletter


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Workplace Safety News:
- New App Calculates Employer Cost of Vehicle Crashes
- 3 Keys to Maintaining OSHA Compliance
- How to Protect Workers from Seasonal Flu
- What's New at ComplianceSigns: Restricted Area and Private
Property Signs
- More

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January 2018 ComplianceSigns Connection Workplace Safety Newsletter

  1. 1. 2/26/2018 Workplace Safety Newsbrief for January 1/3 Visit: | Connection Blog | Subscription Page | View in Your Browser Top Safety News for Dave, January 2018 New App Calculates Employer Cost of Vehicle Crashes 3 Keys to Maintaining OSHA Compliance How to Protect Workers from Seasonal Flu What's New at ComplianceSigns: Restricted Area and Private Property Signs Post OSHA 300A Summary by February 1 February 1 (next week!) is the deadline for posting a copy of OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2017. The summary must be displayed from Feb. 1 to April 30 in a common area where employee notices are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and some others are exempt. Read more here. New App Helps Employers Understand Cost of Collisions In 2013, U.S. traffic crashes cost employers $47.4 billion in direct expenses. To help employers reduce those costs and improve vehicle safety, the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) has released a free Cost of Collisions Calculator. The calculator includes components that address on- and off-the-job crashes, plus return on investment guidance. Read more here. What's New at Restricted Area and Private Property Signs and Labels. This month we've added more than 1,000 new signs on property and restriction topics including hunting, dumping, trails, trespassing, building sites, private roads - and even drones! All these signs are proudly made in the USA and available in 6 sizes and 4 materials: aluminum, plastic, vinyl label or magnetic backing. See our most recent sign additions here. 3 Ways to Stay OSHA Compliant You want to keep your work team as safe as possible while on the job, but may be uncertain how to stay OSHA compliant at all times. It requires a combination of vigilance, pro-activity and cooperation. Three key activities can help ensure your workplace stays OSHA compliant: Research, Inspection and Refinement. Read more here. Subscribe Past Issues Translate
  2. 2. 2/26/2018 Workplace Safety Newsbrief for January 2/3 How to Protect Workers from 2017-18 Seasonal Flu The 2017-18 flu season is in full swing - and causing major problems from coast to coast. Fortunately, some basic precautions can help people avoid the flu and stop it's spread in the workplace. Here's important information from OSHA and the CDC on how to protect workers who have contact with coworkers and the general public. Read more here. Make Your Life Easier with a ComplianceSigns SignHub Account Whether you order signs every week, every month or just on occasion, a SignHub account at can make your job easier. Your SignHub account helps you with: Order History - Track shipping status on current orders, view old orders or buy items again Custom Signs - Easily access custom signs you've created and saved Saved Wishlist - Store a list of favorite items for quick access Your Account - Update your account information for fast checkout It's safe, secure - and free! Learn more or create your account here. January Workplace Safety News & Notes Here's a collection of safety news from around the web: Court Rejects Appeals to Silica Rule In 2016, OSHA published a final rule regulating workplace exposure to silica, Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (29 CFR 1910, 1915 and 1926). Industry groups petitioned for review of the rule, but the U.S. Court of Appeals recently rejected all five of their challenges, leaving the rule in effect. Read more. CDC Study Finds High Asthma Deaths in Construction, Healthcare A new CDC study of asthma mortality shows that up to 700 asthma deaths in 2015 might have resulted from occupational exposures - and could have been prevented. The study found significantly elevated asthma mortality ratios for men in the food, beverage and tobacco products manufacturing industry, and for females in the social assistance industry and community and social services occupations. By industry, the highest number of asthma deaths occurred among men in the construction industry and among women in the healthcare industry. Read more. OSHA Penalties Increase for 2018 On Jan. 2, civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards increased by two percent from last year. New penalties for willful and repeat violations are $129,336 per violation; serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirements are $12,934 per violation; and failure to correct violations is $12,934 for each day the condition continues. The Department of Labor is required to adjust penalties for inflation each year. Learn more. OSHA Safe + Sound Campaign Offers Free Webinars and Safety Resources Safety and health programs should include management leadership, worker participation and a proactive approach to finding and fixing hazards. OSHA's Safe + Sound Campaign supports employers' efforts by offering free webinars, resources and local events to support safety and health program development. To get started with your own safety program, visit the Safe + Sound Campaign page. Upcoming Safety Webinars Presented by OH&S January 31 - EHS Resolutions: Kick-Starting Your Programs for 2018 and Beyond February 8 - National Safety Council Study: Making the Case for Contractor Management February 21 - Employers Must Put Safety First in a Drug-Friendly Culture On Demand - Practical Tips for Implementing New OSHA Fall Protection Regulations Learn more or sign up. Safety Tip: Subscribe Past Issues
  3. 3. 2/26/2018 Workplace Safety Newsbrief for January 3/3 Temporary Heat on Construction Jobsites As outdoor temperatures drop, reports of construction site fires increases. But space heater fires aren't the only concern. Carbon monoxide is an invisible killer that must be monitored as well. Check these safety tips for worksite heaters and review them with your crews at your next safety meeting to help avoid disaster. Read more here. Top Safety Articles Last Month These were the most popular items in last month's Connection: 2018 Labor Law Posters at Workplace Fatalities Highest Since 2008 Top 10 Workplace Safety Stories of 2017 How to Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome 3 Cost-effective Ways to Help Keep Employees Safe ComplianceSigns CONNECTION Dave Anderson, Editor Edit your subscription profile. Unsubscribe. To help ensure delivery, please add to your email address book. Copyright � 2018, All rights reserved. Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list Subscribe Past Issues