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


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


  As previously posted, the Silica Rule (Construction) was slated to take effect in June of this year.  After some delay, the rule officially takes effect Saturday, September 23, 2017. Check out OSHA’s fact sheet on the Crystalline Silica Rule: Construction. Are you prepared?  We can help… Air sampling Silica awareness training Respiratory training Pulmonary function tests … Read More


Why a Forklift Safety Day you ask?  Here is some disturbing information regarding forklifts.  According to the Department of Labor Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT or forklift) were #6 of the top 10 most cited OSHA standard in fiscal year 2016.  This list rarely changes from year-to-year and is the result of almost 32,000 OSHA inspections.  … Read More


Every year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compiles a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for its fiscal year.  This year’s list is compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. Consider this list a starting point for workplace safety in your company.  Have you … Read More


OSHA recently released its final rule to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.  Both standards contained in the final rule take effect on June 23, 2016, after which most industries have one or two years to comply with most requirements. Compliance Schedule Construction – June 23, 2017, one year after the effective date. … Read More