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New procedures instituted by Director Harris go into effect today. These new procedures are:
Washington State's OSH program released a Hazard Alert concerning law enforcement vehicles leaking CO into the cab.
This is our last whole week as a whole in the office. All of Compliance will be moved to the new building by the end of next week. It's been a great run, 127 Building. Peace out.
Today was Mark Hughes' last day in the office before his retirement. His official last day is the 28th, but he's using leave time until then. We'll miss you, Mark! God speed you in this next chapter of life!
According to the administration, everyone left in this building will be moving to the Chamberlain Ave building at some point within the next two months.
August 1Having moved to the Chamberlain Ave building, Fiscal has a new address for mail and messenger mail:
At the Commissioner's meeting today, the Commissioner reiterated some things:
Also, since Fiscal is moving to Chamberlain Ave, there's a new way to get documents to them. There's a basket in JH's office to put those documents, until further notice.
Yesterday was Director Hall's last day here at KYOSH. The Division of Compliance is once again in need of a director.
As she stated in her email today, Deputy Comm. Deborah Williamson will be leaving us to pursue her path in the Education & Workforce Development Cabinet. Good luck, Deborah!
The Dept for Workplace Standards has a new Commissioner after the departure of Mr. Dimeny to the Cabinet for Education and Workforce Development: Mr. Dewayne F. Depp! Welcome to the team, Comm. Depp!
The Labor Cabinet has a new Acting Secretary — David Dickerson. (Not to be confused with the former Safety CSHO!)
Some sad news for the Division of OSH Compliance — Jacque Fowler is leaving the Division and has her last day today. We bid you Godspeed, Jacque!
May 17NIOSH and FDA Collaboration Streamlines Regulatory Oversight for N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators
May 8 - 11
Governor's Safety & Health Conference in Bowling Green
After opening an inspection, enter the OSH-1 data into OSHA Express as soon as possible — within 24 hours. If the administration is contacted by the public about a CSHO opening an inspection, it's best for them to have info in the system for that inspection. It is understood, of course, that OSH-1 data cannot be entered within 24 hours if the CSHO is on-site for consecutive days to open the inspection.
Along with the OSH-1 information, make sure to obtain legal names and tax IDs — both of which can be found on W-9s for incorporated entities.
FYI: There are forms available for your rough work notes that can be an aid to jog your memory and to help you remember what paperwork and information you've requested. These include:
When an employer is a sole proprietor (and also has employees, of course), if there is no FEIN, state tax ID, or W-9, some form of a uniquely-identifying number must be obtained for that employer. Request a Social Security Number. As many people are very reluctant to give that out, it may be necessary to request a Driver's License No.
Check your copy of the FOM to make sure Chapter 6, paragraph B.16.c.(1), has $1,000 as the penalty. Some copies showing the same revision date have $2,000 instead, which is incorrect.
FYI: The FOM's hierarchy format has a structure/formatting like this: A. 1. a. (1) (a) 1 a
Over the past month, there have been a lot of updates and changes to how we document things in OSHA Express, how we assemble and document things in our case files, how we handle programmed inspections, etc. Please keep these changes in mind so you can have your t's crossed and your i's dotted properly.
FYI from today's Director's Meeting
Secretary Ramsey issued Administrative Order 2018-001 to delay enforcement of the new beryllium rule. This keeps Kentucky in step with federal OSHA's rule delay. The order delays GI enforcement until May 11, 2018 and delays enforcement of the PEL and STEL for the construction and shipyard industries until the same date. However, the other "ancillary provisions" of the standard for construction and shipyards "until further notice." https://labor.ky.gov/announcements/Pages/Announcement5.aspx
The Labor Cabinet has a new face for the Internet. The labor.ky.gov website has been updated.
IMPORTANT: Update the directions you give to potential complainants. Scroll down just below the banner image and you'll see a section labeled, "HOW DO I..." The third item there is a link to the OSH complaint form.
January 1, 2018
At the close of last year, Tony Long retired from the Safety Program Manager position. Thanks for your service to the Commonwealth, Tony!
Compliance has three new Safety CSHOs!
Welcome, lady and gents!
New Safety CSHO starts today: Remington Foley!
Safety CSHO Roseanna Hurst's last day. Happy Re-Retirement!!!
Director Foster's last day in the office. He's taking the rest of his two weeks off with leave.
Jacque sent out the latest edition of the OSHA Express Newsletter.
OSHA Express - BUILD 166 Released
June 26, 2017
Through Kentucky's legislative process, the new silica standard has now also been postponed until the federal standard goes into effect. That is currently scheduled to go into effect in September.
June 15, 2017
OTI class pre-registration for Fed FY2018. Contact your training guru for details.
May 18, 2017
OTI course cancellations
May 17, 2017
April 27, 2017
Adopted and Declined CPLs for KYOSH as of 2/3/17:
March 30, 2017
Data points being monitored by Director:
- 1 Safety Topics
- 2 Health Topics
- 3 Compliance Topics
- 4 Internal Topics
- 5 Recent News
- 5.1 October 15
- 5.2 October 11
- 5.3 September 27
- 5.4 September 18
- 5.5 August 6
- 5.6 August 1
- 5.7 July 26
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- 5.9 July 17
- 5.10 July 16
- 5.11 June 12
- 5.12 May 18
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- 5.14 May 9
- 5.15 May 8 - 11
- 5.16 May 3
- 5.17 April 19
- 5.18 April 18
- 5.19 March 31
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- 5.21 March 9
- 5.22 February 28
- 5.23 January 1, 2018
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- 5.26 November 1
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- 5.29 August 1
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- 5.35 June 26, 2017
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- 5.39 April 27, 2017
- 5.40 March 30, 2017