In “Safety Resolutions,” Michael talks about reemphasizing health and safety plans, analyzing applicable OSHA safety and health standards, and encouraging employee engagement in the workplace.
“Employers should analyze their 2019 lagging indicators, such as their OSHA recordable injuries (specifically, forms 300/301), lost workdays and Workers’ Compensation costs. This should prompt a host of questions, such as: Did you thoroughly investigate any accidents, determine the root cause, share the results with your workforce, implement appropriate controls and provide any necessary training or re-training? Also, does the injury data reflect any dangerous trends or emerging hazards? Furthermore, what about any close calls, near misses, or safety complaints? All of this is worthy of your scrutiny―and becoming a safety resolution.”
“Safety Resolutions,” American Cranes & Transport, January 21, 2020
Michael Rubin, chair of Goldberg Segalla’s OSHA and Worksite Safety practice, advises and represents employers across multiple industries and around the country in connection with OSHA inspections, investigations, and enforcement actions. He also develops and audits safety programs and policies and counsels employers on related risk-management strategies. He has hands-on experience managing accident investigations—including those involving multiple fatalities—and regularly represents employers before, during, and after the OSHA inspection process. He also provides practical insights as the author of a monthly OSHA column for Modern Contractor Solutions and serves as co-editor of Goldberg Segalla’s OSHA: Legal Developments and Defense Strategies blog.