Please read below for important upcoming deadlines and notifications:
-OSHA’s New Silica Standard for Construction goes into effect on Sept. 23, 2017.
Crystalline silica is an important industrial material found abundantly in the earth’s crust. Quartz, the most common form of silica, is a component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. Materials containing quartz are found in a wide variety of workplaces. Silica dust is hazardous when very small (respirable) particles are inhaled. These respirable dust particles can penetrate deep into the lungs and cause disabling and sometimes fatal lung diseases, including silicosis and lung cancer, as well as kidney disease.
-September is National Preparedness Month.
“Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can.” We should all take action to prepare!
-OSHA is now accepting 2016 OSHA 300A Form information.
Who: Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. Note that the following OSHA-approved State Plans have not yet adopted the requirement to submit injury and illness reports electronically: CA, MD, MN, SC, UT, WA and WY. Establishments in these states are not currently required to submit their summary data through the ITA. Similarly, state and local government establishments in IL, ME, NJ, and NY are not currently required to submit their data through the ITA.
When: All covered establishments must submit information from their completed 2016 OSHA 300A Form by December 1, 2017.
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