March 2017 Newsletter                                  Volume 9, Issue 3
Employers reminded to post injury and illness summaries through April; electronic filing not required until July

OSHA reminds employers of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be displayed from February through April in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted.
Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Under a new rule, many of the same employers will be required to electronically submit the 2016 data to OSHA by July 1, 2017.
A page for submitting records electronically will soon be available. Visit OSHA's Recordkeeping webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Falls from ladders are preventable, and yet they account for about 20,000 injuries and 300 deaths each year. On March 2, agency staff will discuss lessons from the field during a safety symposium hosted by the OSHA Education Center at the University of Texas, Arlington.
The safety discussion, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., will also be live-streamed and can be viewed online. The event is organized in conjunction with the American Ladder Institute's declaration of March as Ladder Safety Month.
OSHA area directors Jack Rector and Basil Singh will share stories of ladder-related tragedies they have witnessed, along with ways those incidents could have been prevented. Ladder safety will also be an important component of OSHA's annual National Safety Stand-Down set for May 8 through 12.

                                                                                        Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Upcoming OSHA Training for April 2017
For further information on course details and how to register, click the course name or call 866-906-9190.
    - Date: 4/4/2017 to 4/7/2017
    - Price: $595

Hazardous Materials  (OSHA 2015)  
    - Date: 4/11/2017 to 4/14/2017
    - Price: $595

Safety Council of Texas City
409-948-9009 ext. 483