OSEA Safety News

  • 31 MAY

    Employee Spotlight - Ken Klumpp

    This month we are spotlighting Ken Klumpp, who has been a key player in our technical department.
  • 30 APR

    National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

    How can you participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction?
  • 2 APR

    Staying Informed

    It seems like every time you turn on the news you hear about a school shooting or a threat made to a school. I found myself in this situation
  • 29 MAR

    Employee Spotlight - Tammy Meng

    Ms. Tammy Meng has been with OSEA since 2005!
  • 27 FEB

    Employee Spotlight - Brenda Griffin

    Brenda Griffin came to us in August of 2015 as a consultant our Syracuse office. She currently has become the Manager of the Syracuse office as well as con
  • 27 FEB

    Workplace Eye Wellness

    March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year costing an
  • 27 FEB

    Poison Prevention

    National Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24th this year. Let’s focus on Food Safety. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 48 million people
  • 7 FEB

    Life well lived: World War II Hero John Wozner dies at 94

    Life well lived: World War II hero John Wozer dies at 94
  • 31 JAN

    Don't Get Burned!

    The American Burn Association reported 486,000 burn injuries receiving medical treatment in 2016.
  • 26 JAN

    How to Properly Clean Blood Off Surfaces

    Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) are transmitted when blood or bodily fluid from an infected person enters another.
  • 26 JAN

    Employee Spotlight - Todd Schara

    OSEA is proud to welcome its newest employee, Todd Schara
  • 4 JAN

    Employee Spotlight - Gregory Santo

    In 1997, we (OSEA), decided to open up a Southern office and like so many other companies selected the Charlotte, North Caroline area. We needed to staff
  • 4 JAN

    January is National Radon Action Month

    You can’t see, smell or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths
  • 4 JAN

    10 Winter Driving Safety Tips & Reminders from a Road Warrior

    While most people travel to the same office daily, us road warriors are headed to a new destination daily.
  • 2 JAN

    Snow Removal and Cleanup to Be Aware of Potential Hazards

    Workers performing snow removal operations may be exposed to serious hazards
  • 29 NOV

    Employee Spotlight - Amanda Coniglio

    This month’s spotlight is on Amanda Coniglio and ironically, she hates being in the spot light! Amanda is one of the most hard working people
  • 28 NOV

    OSHA News Release - Wisconsin Corn Milling Fatality

    CAMBRIA, WI – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $1,837,861 in fines against Didion Milling
  • 28 NOV

    Fire Place Safety

    As the weather gets colder many of us are using our fireplaces as a heat source. How do you keep yourself and your family safe?
  • 1 NOV

    Used Oil v Waste OIl

    It never fails, when I ask attendees during a hazardous waste class what types of hazardous waste they generate at their facility.
  • 1 NOV

    Synthetic Drugs

    Synthetic drugs, where did these come from and when? Synthetic drugs are those that are comprised of at least one human made chemical.
  • 1 NOV

    Employee Spotlight - Carol Wittmeyer

    As I sit here beginning to “pen” this note on behalf of Carol, I noted, last month (October) marked her 24th year with OSEA. Carol came on board in 1993
  • 23 OCT

    OSHA Cites Chicago Container Manufacturer

    A Chicago manufacturer of rigid metal, plastic, and hybrid containers faces $503,380 in proposed penalties after inspectors
  • 3 OCT

    Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out

    This year’s Fire Prevention week will be observed from October 8th-Ocotber 14th. Fire Prevention week was first proclaimed in 1925 from President Calvin C
  • 3 OCT

    New Silica Standard

    OSHA passed a new standard regulating exposure to silica in 2015. When it was passed the construction industry had an effective date of June 23, 2017. The
  • 3 OCT

    Employee Spotlight - Joe Coniglio

    As President of OSEA, Joe Coniglio wears many “hard-hats”. His background as an Officer in the United States Army, where he specialized in logistics
  • 3 OCT

    Safety Incentive Programs

    Safety Incentive Programs (SIPs) seem like a good idea. Reward safe behavior – get improved safety performance. However, there is a difference between
  • 6 SEP

    Current Agenda Under President Trump

    Along with the rulemaking on beryllium, proposed rules carried over from fall 2016 or added to the agenda include
  • 6 SEP

    Employee Spotlight - John Coniglio

    John Coniglio, alongside his wife Gina Coniglio, built OSEA back in 1991. With over 40 years in the field and a strong passion for all things safety
  • 6 SEP

    Foodborne Illnesses

    September is Food Safety Month.  It’s estimated that foodborne diseases cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths
  • 30 AUG

    Crystalline Silica

    Silica dust is hazardous when very small (respirable) particles are inhaled.
  • 28 JUL

    Employee Spotlight - Steven Kogyt

    It only seems fitting that Steven Kogut is our employee spotlight this month as it also happens to be the month he retires from full time duty with OSEA.
  • 26 JUL

    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    July is national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over month. Here are some staggering statistics
  • 6 JUL

    Trade Release - OSHA Annoucement

    OSHA announces policy change on monorail hoists in construction
  • 27 JUN

    Employee Spotlight - Natalie Salem

    Natalie is celebrating 2 years at OSEA, Inc. as Assistant Training Coordinator. Natalie initially came to OSEA as a summer intern after high school while
  • 27 JUN

    Lawnmower Safety - Check your parts and keep your parts entact

    A five-year-old girl playing in the yard suffered a foot injury when she attempted to jump on a riding lawnmower operated by a relative. More than 80,00
  • 26 JUN

    OSHA Proposes Nearly $89k Penalty

    OSHA proposes nearly $89K penalty after finding concrete manufacturer again exposed workers to airborne silica
  • 22 JUN

    Heat Stress, How it Really Affects You

    After a long day of training on a cold, blustery February evening and wearing several layers to keep warm, the last thing on my mind was heat stress.
  • 30 MAY

    Michele Pratt - Employee Spotlight

    Michele Pratt is celebrating her one year anniversary at OSEA, Inc. as the VP of Business Development.
  • 30 MAY

    Don't Let your Summer Go Up in Flames!

    The summer barbecue is something we all look forward to. Don’t be one of the 7000 Americans injured by your grill this year.
  • 25 MAY

    OSHA News Release

    Court upholds OSHA finding that railroad company violated Maine employee's whistleblower rights
  • 18 MAY

    Upcoming OSHA Compliance Deadlines

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated several standards that business and industry need to be aware of. These include:
  • 16 MAY

    Truth of Workplace Violence

    According to OSHA, nearly 2 million Americans are the victims of workplace violence each year.
  • 25 APR

    Gina Coniglio Employee Spotlight

    Gina Coniglio has been an active participant in OSEA, Inc. since December, 1991, serving as Corporate Secretary/Controller and President.
  • 24 APR

    OSHA News Release - Region 1

    Employer in fatal Boston trench collapse did not provide safety training and basic safeguards for employees, OSHA finds Atlantic Drain Service Co. Inc.
  • 21 APR

    The Air We Breathe

    In 1970 the EPA signed the Clean Air Act to assist in decreasing air pollutants and lead to improvements to human health and the environment.
  • 4 APR

    Cavalry Security Services, LLC.

    OSEA, Inc. is proud to announce the creation of its affiliate company, Cavalry Security Services, LLC.
  • 3 APR

    Worker's Memorial Day

    April 28th will commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day. Established in 1970 through the AFL-CIO as a remembrance for those workers who have been killed
  • 3 APR

    Maintaining a Safe Work Environment

    Risk Management involves weighing potential exposure vs. the cost of prevention and/or mitigation of losses.
  • 29 MAR

    OSHA News Release Region 4

    Safety Stand-Down events put the brakes on injuries at Georgia road sites. Events help laborers avoid being struck by distracted drivers, debris
  • 2 MAR

    OSHA News Release - Region 5

    OSHA cites Ohio railroad parts manufacturer after follow-up inspection finds workers remain exposed to machine,
  • 2 MAR

    Pipeline Safety

    Pipeline is Back.
  • 20 FEB

    OSHA News Release - Region 5

    Green Bay manufacturer faces more than $219K in proposed penalties after two workers suffer severe injuries within 10 days
  • 6 FEB

    Bloodborne Pathogens Basics

    No “Hep B or C” for me.
  • 3 FEB

    OSHA News Release - Region 5

    Framers observed working without fall protection, a leading cause of construction worker death
  • 10 JAN

    Lead in Drinking Water

    Lead in drinking water has been in the news lately, the municipal water system of Flint, Michigan has not provided clean drinking water.
  • 9 JAN

    OSEA's 25 Year Anniversary

    OSEA, Inc. is proud to announce its twenty-fifth year as a leading environmental, health, and safety consulting firm.
  • 5 JAN

    OSHA News Release - Region 5

    Chicago metal container manufacturer faces more than $81K in OSHA penalties after 3rd worker suffers amputation injury
  • 5 DEC

    OSHA Rules and Regulations

    As 2016 rolls to an end, we take a look at the various Federal Regulations and Standards updates and initiatives that 2016 brought us.
  • 5 DEC

    Safe Winter Driving

    Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in northern regions that get a lot of snow and ice.
  • 1 DEC

    The Family Christmas Tree

    So beautiful to behold yet many injuries occur as a result of carelessness related to the gathering and care of your tree.
  • 8 NOV

    Being 'Green' At The Office

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as much as 45 percent of the 250 million tons of municipal waste generated in 2011
  • 3 NOV

    Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2016

    Every October, OSHA releases its preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year.
  • 1 NOV

    OSHA Proposed Changes to Construction Standards

    OSHA is proposing 12 changes to their construction standards.
  • 11 OCT

    Crane Safety

    Moving large, heavy loads is crucial to today's manufacturing and construction industries. Much technology has been developed for these operations.
  • 19 SEP

    Air Pollution Control Permits & Registrations - Do You Have or Need One?

    The federal Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 necessitated the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) administering an exte
  • 15 SEP

    Emergency Preparedness On-Site

    Do your worker’s know what to do in case of an emergency on site?
  • 19 AUG

    Silica Standards

    OSHA recently issued revised standards for crystalline silica.
  • 11 JUN

    Wearing PPE: Even Kids Do It

    What I find very disturbing on job sites is adults who don't do the right thing even after being educated as to what is right.
  • 15 MAY

    The Business of Safety

    The safety and health profession is one that seems to teeter-totter frequently with the height of rise and fall dependent on the business cycle.
  • 14 SEP

    A look at scissor lifts and fall protection

    There is continuing discussion about the need to utilize appropriate fall protection while working within scissor lifts.
  • 22 JUL

    Narcotic painkillers in the workplace

    Reviewing cases involving industrial accidents presents many interesting facts about the workplaces we toil within, both construction & industrial.
  • 19 FEB

    Marijuana meets the workplace

    This is a changing Frontier. Liberalization of drug use will open doors to acceptability at some level which will or could impact the workplace.
  • 17 JAN

    Best safety feedback comes from within

    A well-organized safety committee empowers the workforce to participate, voice their concerns, to be part of the successful and safe operation.
  • 10 JAN

    10 ways to improve safety performance for 2014

    OSEA presents 10 ways you can improve safety performance at your workplace for 2014.

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