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OSHA Inspection - What Will They Be Looking For? (PART 3 of 3)

Posted by Marty Huseman on Oct 24, 2017

This is the final part of a 3 part series on OSHA inspections.  If you have not read the previous parts, go back and do that:

Click here for Part 1 - Why would OSHA pay me a visit? and click here for Part 2 - What to do when they show up?.

Can you pass these 5 commonly cited areas with your operation?

On my last post; OSHA Inspection – What to do when they show up (part 2) we covered things to know prior to an OSHA inspection. In this blog I want to address what OSHA might be looking for when they arrive for an inspection. 

 

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Topics: confined spaces, lockout-tagout (LOTO), machine guarding (PTOs/augers), OSHA inspections & violations, hazard communication, personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard analysis

Lockout-Tagout – Review Safety Procedures Before Harvest

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 22, 2017

Harvest is a time when many different types of powered equipment will be used and will need to be serviced and repaired. If you’re the person responsible for servicing or repairing a piece of equipment, you want that “peace of mind” knowing that nobody could accidently startup the equipment while you’re working on it.  There is only one way to assure your safety and the safety of employees…. that is with a Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) program.

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Topics: lockout-tagout (LOTO)

May Is Electrical Safety Month

Posted by Don Tyler on May 9, 2017

May has been designated as National Electric Safety Month by the Electrical Safety Foundation International.  Here are some important electrical safety tips to share with your employees:

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Topics: lockout-tagout (LOTO), electrical

Lockout-Tagout – Review Safety Procedures Before Harvest

Posted by Good Day's Work on Aug 25, 2016

Harvest is a time when many different types of powered equipment will be used and will need to be serviced and repaired. If you’re the person responsible for servicing or repairing a piece of equipment, you want that “peace of mind” knowing that nobody could accidently startup the equipment while you’re working on it.  There is only one way to assure your safety and the safety of employees…. that is with a Lockout-Tagout (LOTO) program.

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Topics: lockout-tagout (LOTO)

lockout/tagout (loto): in osha's top 5 most cited violations

Posted by Good Day's Work on Jun 9, 2016

5 STEP PLAN  -  MOST SECCESSFUL PROGRAMS HAVE AT LEAST THESE 5 ELEMENTS TO THEIR PLAN:

When you’re that “person” responsible for servicing or maintaining a piece of equipment, you want “peace of mind” knowing that nobody could or any situation could accidently startup that equipment while you’re working on it. The consequences of unexpected startup or a release of energy to employees can result in irreversible damage such as electrocution, crushing, cutting, burns, amputation and yes even death. Every employer must protect their employees with a LOTO program that ensures their safety. A LOTO program is not complicated to develop and implement, in fact there is plenty of help from OSHA and other sources to help you implement a program to protect your employees and your business.

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Topics: lockout-tagout (LOTO), OSHA law & compliance, productivity / goals / motivation

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