New OSHA guidelines and standards went into effect at the beginning of 2024. As a chemical blending company, we do our best to stay on top of the latest safety standards since we’re your chemical blending partner. We make efforts to ensure that every product we provide meets all safety rules and regulations.

New OSHA Standards in 2024

Submit Annual Injury and Illness Report
Starting January 1, employers in high-hazard industries with 100 or more employees must submit annual electronic illness and injury data Form 300 and Form 301 to OSHA. OSHA will use this data to enhance transparency in workplace safety by publishing aggregated information on its website. Personal employee information will be protected, while company names will be publicized.

Elevations Require Fall Protections
OSHA’s new standards for fall protection vary depending on the specific work environment. Different types of fall protection equipment, such as guardrails, overhead fall protection systems, or safety nets, are required based on the height of elevated work surfaces relative to the ground below. For example, fall protection must be used for any elevated workspace over four feet tall in general industry workplaces. This requirement increases to five feet for shipyards, six for construction sites, and eight for extended shoring operations. Specialized work environments like rail yards require tailored assessments that consider their unique operational variables.

Holes on Walking Surfaces are Guarded
Compliance with OSHA’s new standards mandates that fall protection measures must be implemented as soon as a hole is made.  A hole is a gap or void at least two inches wide in a floor, roof, or other surface. When working at heights of six feet or higher, employees must be safeguarded from falling through such openings, including skylights and roof hatches, using personal fall arrest systems, covers, or guardrails.

Protection Around Dangerous Equipment
OSHA’s new standards mandate fall protection around hazardous machinery and equipment like conveyor belts, regardless of height. Guardrails or specific equipment guards must be installed if the hazard is within six feet of the work surface. For hazards more than six feet below the work surface, OSHA requires guardrails, personal fall arrest systems, or safety nets.

At Quadb, we are committed to adhering to business practices set by OSHA standards. Partnering with us means having peace of mind our standards and procedures are in compliance with OSHA regulations. Contact us today to discover how Quadb can enhance your operations with our value-added services and personalized approach.

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