At TechneTrain, we understand that complying with OSHA regulations is just one of the MANY facets of running a business. Today more than ever, businesses are challenged by the time required to research and stay on top of these regulations. Developing safety programs and performing the necessary training of employees is a time-consuming process. TechneTrain was developed to help make these tasks simpler for businesses like yours. We help you stay up to date on OSHA regulations and provide you with resources to simplify the development of your safety programs and to perform the required employee training. With over 30 years experience providing effective safety training solutions to a wide range of industries, TechneTrain is well positioned to be your single source supplier for all your safety training needs.
OSHA to delay enforcing crystalline silica standard in the construction industry The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers. The agency has determined that additional guidance is necessary due to the unique nature of the requirements in the construction standard. Originally scheduled to begin June 23, 2017, enforcement will now begin Sept. 23, 2017. Click here for more details.
OSHA 78% increase in penalties now in effect Maximum penalties for OSHA violations have increased for the first time since 1990 as part of overall federal penalty adjustments mandated by Congress last year. The Department of Labor has issued two interim rules covering penalty adjustments for several DOL agencies, including OSHA. OSHA's new penalty levels took effect on Aug. 1, 2016, when the maximum penalty for serious violations rose from $7,000 to $12,471. The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations increased from $70,000 to $124,709.
U.S. Labor Department announces final rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica The updated rule amends silica exposure regulations for the first time since 1971. TechneTrain can help you with compliance with this new regulation, and provide you with turn-key employee training programs. Click here for more details.
OSHA has aligned the Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). If you use even one hazardous chemical in your workplace, this affects you! All of the hazardous chemicals that you use must have the new GHS labels and Safety Data Sheets, and the training deadline for your employees has passed. TechneTrain can help you with your transition to the GHS and provide you with turn-key employee training programs. Click here for more details.