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Exciting Changes for RMS Safety

CLIENTS & FRIENDS:   We hope all of you had a safe and prosperous 2017 and are gearing up to continue your success in 2018.  As for us, we have closed the books on a successful year and see nothing but continued growth and opportunity ahead!  We actually have some very exciting news to share with all of you.  First, we are celebrating our 20th year in business!  We have come a long way from one local safety professional in 1998 to a consulting firm of over 25 employees in 2018.  We would like to thank each of you for your business and relationships over these past 20 years, and we look forward to continuing them.   The other news that we would like to share is that our founder, John Lindenschmidt, has implemented a plan that will transition the management of our company to current employees Kevin Beswick and […]

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The 25 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

…and other interesting statistics. Logging Workers Fatal injuries in 2016: 135.9 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Struck by object Fishers and Related Fishing Workers Fatal injuries in 2016: 86.0 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: N/A Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers Fatal injuries in 2016: 55.5 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction Roofers Fatal injuries in 2016: 48.6 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors Fatal injuries in 2016: 34.1 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips Structural Iron and Steel Workers  Fatal injuries in 2016: 25.1 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Struck by object Drivers/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers Fatal injuries in 2016: 24.7 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Overexertion and bodily reaction Farmers, Ranchers, and other Agricultural Managers Fatal injuries in 2016: 23.1 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Falls, slips, and trips Miscellaneous Agricultural Workers Fatal injuries in 2016: 18.0 per 100,000 workers Most common accident: Falls, […]

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January’s Unsafe Photos

            

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OSHA Increased Civil Penalties For Health & Safety Violations By 2%

As of January 2, 2018, OSHA has raised it’s penalties for violations issued in 2018. The DOL has explained the 2 percent increase is mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which requires certain divisions of the department to adjust its monetary civil fines in step with the rate of inflation by January 15 of each year.  Click HERE to read the full Federal Register notice. The 2018 maximum penalties are: Other-than-Serious: $12,934 Serious: $12,934 Repeat : $129,336 Willful: $129,336   The new penalty levels will apply to all violations occurring after November 2, 2015, with penalties assessed after January 2, 2018.   OSHA Violation Jan. 2017 penalty levels Jan. 2018 penalty levels Any willful violation of OSHA rules or standards Minimum  $9,054 Max $126,749 Minimum $9,239 Max $129,336 Any repeat violation of OSHA rules or standards Max $126,749 Max $129,336 Any serious violation of OSHA rules […]

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OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Criteria Updated!

OSHA released new Outreach Training Program Requirements on January 1 that will go into effect on April 1, 2018.  Here are a few highlights of the more significant changes… “Introduction to OSHA” is now only required to last 1-hour instead of 2-hours. “Optional Topics” for General Industry & Construction courses increased by 1-hour for the 10 & 30 hour. “Fall Protection” is now required to last 1.5 hours instead of 1.25 hours in Construction courses. New OSHA 10/30 Hour trainers must complete the OSHA 510 Course within 7-years of taking the OSHA 500 Course. Outreach trainers must use their legal name on all documents. For more information or a complete list of all changes, please click here.

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December’s Unsafe Photos

Your monthly installment of unsafe photos. Enjoy!            

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37.8M Kidde Fire Extinguishers Recalled

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a massive fire extinguisher recall that spans over 40 years and covers more than 140 models of fire extinguishers. The recall includes two styles of the Kidde extinguishers, with over 143 models between Jan. 1, 1973 and Aug. 15,2017. Kidde has said they will replace defective distinguishers for free with new ones. Click here to read the CBS report, out on November 2nd. To view the list of unsafe models, click here.

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November Unsafe Photos

Our monthly installment of unsafe photos. Enjoy, and please use these as guidelines of what NOT to do!      

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OSHA Issues Final Rule Setting Compliance Date for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA issued a final rule that sets November 10, 2018, as the date employers in the construction industry must comply with a requirement for crane operator certification. The final rule became effective on November 9, 2017. Click here to read the news release.    

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2018 Open Registration Training Calendar

We have published our 2018 Training Calendar, and all classes are open for registration. For a more detailed description of the class, go to our calendar and click on the class you would like information about. For inquiries or to register for a class, please call 317-872-8227 or email leah@rms-safety.com. Click here to view the calendar. 2018 RMS Training   We also train classes through Mid America OSHA. To sign up for these available classes in Indianapolis, visit Mid America OSHA.

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