Thank You Laos!

I had a spike in traffic at 1:00am and was curious as to who it was from. Laos!

ຢູ່ທີ່ປອດໄພແລະສະບາຍດີ!

That is, ‘Stay safe and be well’ in Lao. I used a translator so if it says something else, my bad.

OSHA Has Books

(Definitely Not OSHA)

Below are a great selection of books from OSHA. These may be 20 – 100 pages and include items such as guides on what they require for training.

Note – I have included the pdf version, but if you go to the OSHA website, they also have MOBI and EPUB.

Download here:

CalOSHA Pocket Construction Safety Guide

At 88 pages, it is a heck of a ‘pocket’ guide, but I didn’t name it. This is actually a comprehensive safety guide for construction sites. Since this is California, the standards will be as good, or more so, than other places in the USA.

(these people)

Additionally, if you want to go into mass production with these guides, they kindly included the setup for professional printing. Those files are included as well.

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COVID-19 – Additional Resources

Additional resources and posters for COVID-19. These are from both OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These include guides for specific industry, plus posters.

Some good new stuff.

OSHA – New Publication – Safety Through Leading Indicators

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Not everything is about Corona Virus…

OSHA actually come out with an interesting publication – safety through Leading Indicators and not lagging indicators.  In other words, being proactive, and not just doing this AFTER the person falls off the ladder.

You know what to do:

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COVID-19 – OSHA Reporting

Do you have to report COVID-19 hospitalization to OSHA?

Short answer – yes, you have to report in-patient hospitalizations to OSHA for COVID-19.  Long answer – well, here it is from OSHA:

good bad ugly 2Recording workplace exposures to COVID-19

OSHA recordkeeping requirements at 29 CFR Part 1904 mandate covered employers record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log.

COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all of the following are met:

  1. The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (see CDC information on persons under investigation and presumptive positive and laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19);
  2. The case is work-related, as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5; and
  3. The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7 (e.g. medical treatment beyond first-aid, days away from work).

Visit OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements page for more information.