By Brent I. Clark, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen
Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA recently released new publications directed towards safety professionals and managers. The publications offer guidance on what to look for during worksite safety check walk-arounds. In addition, OSHA suggests that the employer’s completed 300 logs may be used by the employer as a guide to improving worksite safety.
The publications are Safety Walk-Around for Managers, Walk-Arounds for Safety Officers, and That Was No Accident! Using Your OSHA 300 Log to Improve Safety and Health. While these publications may be useful tools to supplement current workplace safety programs and policies, these should not be considered rules or templates for adoption. Each workplace is different and compliance may vary substantially from location to location.
For more information on this or any related topic please contact the authors, your Seyfarth attorney, or any member of the Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA/MSHA) Team.