With the new year came a more comprehensive standard issued by OSHA to cover “Work Hazards and Safety Practices in the Electric Power Industry” (29 CFR 1910.269) was released to help provide more specific guidance for employers and employees regarding safe work practices with workers engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power.
One January 4th OSHA issued citations against Chemical & Environmental Services LLC, a Houston-based waste management and transportation services company for a series of incidents dating back to December 2008 involving several fatalities at the company’s Griggs Road and Port Arthur facilities.
In the wake of last year’s Black Friday stampede that left a Walmart employee dead, OSHA has issued new guidance on procedures to avoid a disaster such as that this year.
One any given day you can expect to find risk managers pounding their head on their desk trying to get management on-board with their safety strategy. But before you damage your desk further it may be time to take a step back and evaluate how you make your proposals to management.