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June 2018

HCA-MN Live radio segment “Hispanics in construction”

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

With the support of our sponsors and with the collaboration of Radio Rey 630 AM/ 94.9 FM, The HCA-MN will conduct live radio segments “Hispanics in construction”. Two Saturdays a month during the 2018 summer. We will talk about the following topics: Who is the Hispanic Contractors Association of Minnesota? What services does the HCA-MN offers? Who is OSHA? What does OSHA do? What are the most common OSHA fines? What are the most common hazards in the construction industry?…

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August 2018

New OSHA Penalties.

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

OSHA Penalties: Below are the penalty amounts adjusted for inflation as of Jan. 2, 2018. Type of Violation: Penalty Serious $12,934 per violation Other-Than-Serious $12,934 per violation Posting Requirements $12,934 per violation Failure to Abate $12,934 per day beyond the abatement date Willful or Repeated $129,336 per violation States with OSHA state Plans: States that operate their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans are required to adopt maximum penalty levels that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA's. OLYMPUS…

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September 2018

Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness.

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

• Part Title: Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness • Subpart: C • Subpart Title: Recordkeeping Forms and Recording Criteria • Standard Number: 1904.7 • Title: General recording criteria. 1904.7(a) Basic requirement. You must consider an injury or illness to meet the general recording criteria, and therefore to be recordable, if it results in any of the following: death, days away from work, restricted work or transfer to another job, medical treatment beyond first aid, or loss of consciousness.…

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When does an employer needs to report a workplace accident to OSHA?

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

• Part Title: Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illness • Subpart: E • Subpart Title: Reporting Fatality, Injury and Illness Information to the Government • Standard Number: 1904.39 • Title: Reporting fatalities, hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye as a result of work-related incidents to OSHA. 1904.39(a) Basic requirement. 1904.39(a)(1) Within eight (8) hours after the death of any employee as a result of a work-related incident, you must report the fatality to the Occupational Safety and Health…

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MN Employee Right to Know/Federal Hazard Communication Training Program.

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

MN-OSHA informed federal OSHA of its intent to adopt the revised standard (29 CFR Part 1910.1200) with some exceptions. Part 1910.1200 contains language indicating that ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and biological agents are not covered. MN-OSHA concurs, but to avoid confusion will not adopt the federal exceptions because they are covered under Minnesota Employee Right-to-Know (ERTK). In addition, while the new 1910.1200 will require retraining, MN-OSHA will retain its annual training requirements under Minnesota (ERTK) for all chemicals, physical agents…

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