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Employees may not realize the risks they take when we work in places with less then satisfactory safety protocols or perhaps places that disregard OSHA regulations all together. Since january 1st in Illinois alone a staggering 36 workers have lost their lives on the job. That is an average of one life every single week.   Greater Workplace Vigilance needed as OSHA opens 36 Fatality Investigations We no longer live during a time when making a living should have to cost you your life. These injuries, fatalities and illnesses in the workplace are all preventable and can...

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This past November, legislation was passed that will adjust civil penalties for federal agencies. One of the agencies effected by these penalties is the  Occupational Health and Safety Administration. OSHA will increase its penalties by 78.2% for standards violations which could effect many businesses in a big way. After 25 years of penalties remaining the same with no adjustments, the time has come for the maximum penalty amount to increase due to inflation.  In addition to the recent adjustment future adjustments will be taking place periodically to account for inflation. Businesses should now expect to see Increases...

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  Staying in compliance with OSHA’s recordkeeping regulations can be a big hassle but failing to maintain current and correct workplace records could cost you tons of money in Violations. OSHA recordkeeping plays a huge role in your company’s safety compliance and many employers fail to recognize its importance. In recent years OSHA has cracked down on individuals who fail to keep proper records by raising the cost of penalties and handing out citations more frequently. OSHA has also been giving out separate citations for common mistakes instead of grouping them all together, costing employers...

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