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October 2018 ComplianceSigns Connection Newsletter

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Top Safety News for October 2018
• Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2018
• How to Reduce Concrete Drilling Health Hazards
• Excavation and Trenching Emphasis Program
• OSHA Fines Top $7 Million in 3rd Quarter
• What's New at ComplianceSigns: Wind Turbines, Deliveries, Marijuana, Security and more

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October 2018 ComplianceSigns Connection Newsletter

  1. 1. Visit: ComplianceSigns.com | Connection Blog | Subscription Page | View in Your Browser Top Safety News for Dave, October 2018 • Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2018 • How to Reduce Concrete Drilling Health Hazards • Excavation and Trenching Emphasis Program • OSHA Fines Top $7 Million in 3rd Quarter • What's New at ComplianceSigns: Wind Turbines, Deliveries, Marijuana, Security and more Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2018 The top 10 OSHA violations of the year (through September 30) were announced on Oct. 23. The lone newcomer on this year's list is Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection, with 1,536 violations. It bumped Electrical – Wiring Methods off the list. OSHA encourages employers to use the list as a guide of what to look for in their own workplaces. See the full list. NIOSH: Research Shows How to Reduce Hazards of Concrete Drilling Concrete drilling is often dusty, loud and physically exhausting. It also can expose workers to lung-damaging silica dust as well as hand vibration and noise levels well above recommended limits. Now, two NIOSH-funded studies have identified ways to reduce these hazards. Learn more. New Portrait-Format Custom Signs and Labels ComplianceSigns customers love our easy-to-use custom sign design tools that let you create just the sign you need with custom text, symbols, arrows, background and text colors. But they've always been limited to horizontal format signs. Not anymore! We just upgraded our custom sign generators to let you create vertical (portrait) signs just as easily. Choose OSHA, ANSI or no-header styles with text and symbols, arrows or text only. You can preview your sign as you make it, spell check your text, send the sign image in an email or save it as a draft to order later. And when your sign is just right, you can choose from four sign materials and six sizes to meet your needs. Order 1 or 1,000 - it's fast and easy. Try them today. Page 1 of 4Top Workplace Safety News for October 11/6/2018mhtml:file://C:UsersUser.I1002AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCacheContent....
  2. 2. OSHA Updates National Emphasis Program on Excavation and Trenching Safety OSHA has updated the National Emphasis Program on trenching safety and preventing excavation collapses, and will increase education and enforcement efforts. The trenching safety emphasis program began October 1 with a three-month period of education and prevention outreach. Enforcement activities will begin after the outreach period. Read more here. New Vehicle Parking and Backing Safety Materials Available from NETS The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) has released new tools in their Drive Safely Work Week campaign. The latest module focuses on parking and backing, and includes activities that reinforce safe- driving messages yet don’t take much time from the work day. Read more. What's New at ComplianceSigns.com Our product development team works to provide the signs and labels you need for workplace policies and safety, parking areas, wayfinding and more. This month we've added hundreds of new signs including: • Marijuana Signs - to identify whether it is or is not allowed on your property. • Delivery Notices - to let drivers know if you need a pickup, where to deliver, and more. • Wind Turbine Signs - to address machinery, operation, safety and other topics. • Security and Safety Signs for video surveillance, hats and hoods, and everything from ladders and emergency blankets to air lines and hot work areas. See our most recent sign additions here. OSHA Fines Top $7 Million in 3rd Quarter of 2018 Federal OSHA has released information on 28 significant fines (over $100,000) totaling $7,008,394 from July to September, 2018. The highest penalty was more than $795,000, and the top five accounted for nearly $2.6 million. Common citations included confined space and electrical hazards, PPE violations and machine hazards. Get more details. October Workplace Safety News & Notes Here's a collection of safety news from around the web: OSHA Launches Program to Target High Injury and Illness Rates OSHA is initiating a Site-Specific Targeting program using injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year 2016. The program will target workplaces with high injury rates. OSHA will inspect employers the agency believes should have provided calender year 2016 300A data, but didn't. Read more. NIOSH Fact Sheet Addresses Naloxone Availability in the Workplace Page 2 of 4Top Workplace Safety News for October 11/6/2018mhtml:file://C:UsersUser.I1002AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCacheContent....
  3. 3. NIOSH has developed a new resource for employers and workers dealing with the opioid crisis. The new factsheet, Using Naloxone to Reverse Opioid Overdose in the Workplace: Information for Employers and Workers¸ is a resource for workplaces that are considering implementing a naloxone program. Workers, clients, customers and visitors may be at risk of an opioid overdose in a workplace. This factsheet lists steps for employers to consider when deciding if they should establish a naloxone program to reverse overdoses. Learn more. New Online Resources for Control of Hazardous Energy in Manufacturing A new website from the National Occupational Research Agenda Manufacturing Sector Council provides information to help businesses safeguard employees from the release of hazardous energy during service and maintenance activities. The new site provides resources to help start, improve or maintain lockout/tagout safety programs. Check it out here. New OSHA Emphasis Program for Ammonium Nitrate and Anhydrous Ammonia OSHA has launched a new program to address hazards from exposure to fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate and agricultural anhydrous ammonium. The Regional Emphasis Program will be active in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. It emphasizes safety obligations under existing OSHA standards. A three-month period of education and prevention outreach began October 1. Learn more. Share Your Thoughts on Automated Vehicles Public Comment on USDOT’s Preparing for the Future of Transportation - Automated Vehicles 3.0 closes December 3, 2018. The FMCSA is considering whether or how to amend existing regulations to accommodate automated driving systems in commercial motor vehicles. Get more information. Upcoming Safety Webinars Presented by OH&S • Oct. 31 - CPC Selection - What You Don't Consider Can Hurt Them • Nov. 1 - Pay Now or Pay Later - The Case for Contractor Qualification & Management • Nov. 7 - Future-proofing Your Electrical Safety Program • Nov. 8 - How to Get Your Contractor Safety Program Off the Ground • Learn more or sign up. Safety Tip: Workplace Fire Safety for Employees and Employers National Fire Prevention Week occurs every October. It focuses primarily on house fires, but workplace fires and explosions kill dozens of workers every year, and deserve equal attention. There are simple steps employees and employers can take to help prevent workplace fires. Check these workplace fire safety tips. Top Safety Articles Last Month These were the most popular items in last month's Connection: • Free resources for National Preparedness Month • OSHA crystalline silica information • California Prop 65 warning signs and resources • Top OSHA fines assessed from April to June ComplianceSigns CONNECTION Dave Anderson, Editor Edit your subscription profile. Unsubscribe. To help ensure delivery, please add Connection@ComplianceSigns.com to your email address book. Page 3 of 4Top Workplace Safety News for October 11/6/2018mhtml:file://C:UsersUser.I1002AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCacheContent....
  4. 4. Have a Safe and Happy Halloween! Copyright © 2018 ComplianceSigns.com, All rights reserved. We send this monthly newsletter to friends and customers who subscribed at our website or opted in while completing their order. Our mailing address is: ComplianceSigns.com 56 S. Main Street Chadwick, IL 61014 Add us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list Page 4 of 4Top Workplace Safety News for October 11/6/2018mhtml:file://C:UsersUser.I1002AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCacheContent....

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