Recently, falls are amongst the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths, requiring employers not only to set up the work place that prevents employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls but also train employees so that know how to […]
The oil and gas industry now faces mounting regulatory pressures. New standards, highly publicized spill incidents, public debates on drilling practices and the general sentiment that oil and gas companies contribute greatly to environmental issues around the globe are causing the industry to contend with some of the strictest regulations in the world.
Organizations are […]
Compliance can be daunting for organizations, especially in a sea of regulations and laws governing their businesses. It needs to be communicated to every level in the organization because the consequences of noncompliance pose huge business risks.
Companies are fined millions of dollars in violation of the FCPA, Anti-Corruption, Anti-Money Laundering and the CFPB, to […]
Why was Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) created? Simply to ensure employee well-being and safety by devising strict rules and policies that made sure regulatory compliance was observed. Employee safety is insured if likelihood of death or injuries are reduced by strictly adhering to the rules and standards.
But it gets worst. OSHA shared […]
It’s a significant increase since 1990 that went LIVE on 1st August 2016. The maximum penalties have been increased by almost 78% as OSHA was previously exempted from raising them. It has been eliminated in the fiscal year 2016 budget agreement. This raise was part of “adjustment for inflation” which is based upon Federal Civil Penalties […]
From crane and electrical hazards to improper storage of propane fuel, RCS Construction was slapped with a heavy $71,400 fined by OSHA. Out of 29 citations, 26 were termed as “serious”. Some of the other references included:
Non availability of Hazard Communication program
Lack of forklift training and maintenance
And there is a reason […]