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MBA Safety News - January 2019
OSHA Raises Penalty Amounts
Employers will be facing higher penalties from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration in 2019. On January 15, 2019, OSHA announced that it plans to increase the maximum penalty an employer can be issued for serious and other than serious citations to $13,260, and the highest amount that can be issued for repeat and willful violations to $132,598. OSHA’s announcement regarding the increases can be found here .
Playing the Odds
For the first time on record, your odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are greater than dying in a motor vehicle crash. Too many still think the opioid crisis does not affect them. But new data from the National Safety Council shows us that thought is wrong. Dead wrong. Knowing the odds is the first step in beating them. For more information on your odds of dying from specific events, click here.
Employers Must Post 2018 Injury/Illness Summary Beginning Feb. 1
Employers are reminded of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2018. Each year, from Feb. 1 to April 30, the summary must be displayed 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. Visit OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information on recordkeeping requirements.
2019 OSHA Update
Leaders from the Pittsburgh area OSHA office visited the MBA today. They explained what OSHA expects to a crowd of 65 MBA members.

It’s Flu Season!
With flu season in full swing, is your workplace ready? Use the following toolkit materials to prepare. 
The Construction Industry Evening of Excellence
Thursday, February 28, 2019

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The Construction Industry Evening of Excellence

Save the Date
NSC Northeast Conference & Expo
May 1-3, 2019
More information coming soon.

Bob McCall
Director of Safety
Master Builders' Association