Small business owners often find themselves in a pickle when a new OSHA regulation is enacted. Chances are that unless you are connected to a source that can supply you with the simple facts about exactly what the new rules cover and how they affect your business, you are definitely behind the curve. You may […]
About Eric Mann
Eric Mann has been with Employers Resource since 2002. He is our safety wizard, also known as the National Safety and Loss Control Manager. Proficient in developing and implementing safety programs, including training, he uses his skills to help our client companies with compliance and OSHA regulations. Eric’s top priority is to ensure a safe workplace for your employees.
Entries by Eric Mann
In the middle of May this year, OSHA issued a final rule on Recordkeeping and Reporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. As with most missives from our friends at OSHA, the new rules cover a multitude of things that employers must do to comply. Most of the requirements under the new recordkeeping and reporting rule […]
When is the last time that you or one of your employees actually used a portable fire extinguisher? I mean they actually pulled the pin, aimed at the fire, and discharged the contents of the extinguisher at the fire. If you can’t remember ever having that experience, it’s time for a little practice.
It’s two o’clock in the morning and you are awakened by the loud beeping from your kitchen smoke alarm. You jump from the bed and rush to the hallway only to find it is filled with smoke and fire. Would your family react in a manner that would ensure they could escape the burning house […]
Recent natural events have created havoc among a number of businesses of all types (including us here at Employers Resource). Hurricanes along the gulf coast and Puerto Rico, devastating wild fires in California and other northwestern states have brought destruction to thousands of homes and businesses alike. Even if a business in the affected area […]
Each year about this time our friends at OSHA make a list of the most common violations of OSHA standard for the previous year. Each year I get the list and shake my head in wonder as I see the same common OSHA violations over and over. For as long as I can remember, the […]
Our friends at OSHA released their top ten list of 2016’s most common OSHA violations. This list has changed very little in the last ten years, which shows how important it is to understand OSHA compliance and how to prevent these violations for your business before they become a problem. Same Story, Different Year Unfortunately, […]
In 2013, OSHA proposed an electronic recordkeeping rule which would require large employers to report recordable workplace injuries online—directly to OSHA. The new proposed rule was the subject of much debate as well as a couple of federal lawsuits brought against OSHA by employer groups. As a result of legal activity, implementation of the new […]
Near the end of each year safety organizations around the world publish their list of “most frequent OSHA violations of 20XX”. I know this because every one of those organizations sends me countless e-mails about it. The truth is each list contains virtually the same items – maybe in a little different order, but the […]
Time was that OSHA wouldn’t mess with any company that had fewer than 10 employees. Times have changed! If your small company is engaged in certain types of business – especially if your business has the potential to cause a catastrophic occurrence – you’re on OSHA’s radar! The fertilizer company in West, Texas that experienced […]