OSHA has released its annual list of the top 10 most-cited violations for the 2018 fiscal year and it looks almost identical to 2017.  Ranking 1 through 7 is exactly the same as last year, with fall protection – general requirements again topping the list.  Machine guarding and fall protection – training requirements switched positions … Read More


My family recently visited Boston and stopped in at the New England Aquarium. A big “Safety Shout-Out” to the caretakers in charge of the penguin exhibit!  They have installed mats (see arrows) to protect their feathered friends from slipping on the wet rocks. Safety should be on your mind everyday, everywhere, for everybody – human, … Read More


OSHA’s 1910 subpart S requires training for any employee who may come in contact with an electrical hazard.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is OSHA’s go-to resource on best practices necessary for electrical safety. NFPA updates their 70E standard every 3 years, with their most recent … Read More


OSHA has recently announced a Regional Emphasis Program (REP) for Exposure to Noise Hazards in the Workplace.  The Appleton and Milwaukee area OSHA offices have issued letters to employers who are the focus of this REP. Here is an excerpt from the OSHA letter: “Work-related hearing loss continues to be a critical workplace safety and … Read More


OSHA penalties have increased again in 2018.  The Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act of 2015 requires the Department to adjust its assessed penalty levels no later than January 15 of each year. Fox Valley Safety & Training focuses on safety training to keep your safety program OSHA compliant.  However, we are also here to … Read More


There are still spots open for our upcoming Powered Industrial Truck (forklift) train-the-trainer class on Monday, December 18, 2017. Our course includes classroom instruction at our location and hands-on instruction at your facility. You will learn: Adult learning techniques Applicable OSHA & ANSI Standards overview (OSHA CFR 1910.178) Operating instructions, warnings, precautions and instrumentation Power … Read More