OSHA is one area of the federal government that remains fully active and functional during the current government shutdown. Yes, they are active and still doing inspections! You may not know that in January of 2018, OSHA’s staff was reduced to about 400 employees from about 2,000. MHSA (Mine Safety and Health Association) placed about half of their employees on furlough during that time. Currently, both agencies are fully funded throughout the first 9 months of 2019 and are operational.
Please be aware that OSHA is not slowing down during the government shutdown! In fact, OSHA has stepped up their enforcement efforts even more in the past year. It is anticipated that this will continue. We want you to be prepared and keep up the good safety practices!
Since PTP specializes in safety compliance and OSHA is a hot topic let us take a minute to introduce our new OSHA 10 Hour Outreach for Construction training course coming up on February 8-9!
Is this course for you? What is it?
The OSHA 10 Hour is designed to teach workplace safety and reduce jobsite hazards for Construction. This training covers topics such as Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Hazard Communication, and many other important topics. OSHA 10 Hour Certification may be mandated, depending on the specific job, in Pennsylvania and New York as well as several other states.
After completing this course attendees will receive an OSHA Outreach card and will be prepared when the job mandates this certification.
As always, we are here if you need training assistance, or support keeping your operation up to date and ready in the event you face an inspection.