As cities get back into the swing of their 2018 safety programs, remember the following:
May: National Safety Stand-Down
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016. Those deaths were preventable. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. The 2018 dates are May 7 – 11, 2018.
Also share your own stand-down story on social media, with the hashtag: #StandDown4Safety.
Remove your OSHA log summary after April 30
Employers with 10 or more employees must post the signed Form 300A from February 1 – April 30 in the workplace where notices to workers are usually posted, even if there were no recordable injuries.
The summary logs can be removed after April 30. But remember that employers must keep OSHA recordkeeping forms for five years following the year they cover. During that time, update the OSHA 300 log to include newly discovered cases or to show changes in old cases. Employers do not have to update the 301 and 300A forms.
Visit OSHA's website for copies of the forms.