Tag Archives: AWAIR

Minnesota OSHA Safety Lines available

The January issue of Minnesota OSHA’s Safety Lines newsletter is available online. This edition has information on OSHA inspections, MNOSHA’s five year strategic plan, important safety alerts and product recalls, the updated AWAIR, housekeeping chemicals and more. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Minnesota AWAIR Program

Minnesota has a requirement that certain industries must have “A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction”(AWAIR) program.  This program serves as the basis for a good safety programs.  The program spells out: General policy statement about safety:  what are the company’s … Continue reading

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Minnesota AWAIR Program List Updated

Minnesota has published the proposed changes to the AWAIR (A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction) program.  Every two years MN/OSHA reviews the list of industries required to have an AWAIR program. Some of the industries that were added to the … Continue reading

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Minnesota OSHA’s most frequently cited standards

Minnesota OSHA recently published their most frequently cited standards from 2011: After each federal-fiscal-year (October through September), Minnesota OSHA identifies which standards it cited most frequently. Three fact sheets, identifying citations in the construction industry, in general industry and combined, … Continue reading

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Document, document, document

Two of our clients have had OSHA inspections recently–one was a programmed one from enforcement and one was a consultation visit.  Overall both went quite well.  Both inspectors mentioned documentation, repeatedly. Since OSHA is not at your site day after … Continue reading

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Injury and Illness Prevention Programs

We’ve talked about this before:  Federal OSHA is considering requiring companies to develop Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (I2P2).  It may sound intimidating, but Minnesota already requires it, through the AWAIR (A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction) program. OSHA has … Continue reading

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OSHA and NIOSH: Recent discussion at Industrial Hygiene Conference

Janet Keyes, CIH, recently attended the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHCe) in Denver.  We will be featuring some of the highlights from that conference. Dr. David Michaels, head of OSHA, and Dr. John Howard, head of NIOSH, presented … Continue reading

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