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2018 Expo location and date announced!!!

The VT Safety and Health Council will hold the 2018 Expo on Friday October 12, 2018 at the Trader Dukes Hotel in South Burlington. Details and agenda to follow through out the year as the 2018 event is planned by the VSHC. Input for topics, speakers, and vendor is welcome! Please e-mail Maureen Johnson, President with your ideas at maureensafe@gmail.com Thank You.  

OSHA Recordkeeping – Electronic Reporting of OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 updated

OSHA has extended the required electronic reporting of illness and injury records until December 15, 2018.  Reporting requirements are based on size and industry type. Employers with more than 250 employees have to upload the 2016 OSHA 300, 300A, and 301s to the OSHA ITA – Injury Tracking Application – https://www.osha.gov/injuryreporting/index.html Employers with 10 – 249 employees in industries on the attached list must submit only the 300As from 2016. Click below to open list IndustriesRequiredSubmitt300AtoITA

VOSHA – Safety Compliance Officer Job Posting

Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) has posted a job for a full time Safety Compliance Officer. This job is full time with full benefits as negotiated by the VSEA and the State of Vermont. For more information and to apply please visit http://humanresources.vermont.gov/ Daniel A. Whipple, OHST VOSHA Program Manager Vermont Department of Labor 5 Green Mountain Drive P.O. Box 488 Montpelier, VT 05601-0488 (o) 802.828.5084 | (c) 802.777.2931 dan.whipple@vermont.gov

Genie Notice – Labels Incorrect

Genie has received reports of machine serial number labels printed with incorrect “Machine Unladen Weight” value, which could cause floor loading issues. The models affected are: S-100/S-105, S-120/S-125, and S-100HD. Please review the attached Notice from Genie on the affected models as soon as possible.  Genie_UnladenWeight    

Genie Life Recall

Genie has determined that the Operator’s Protective Alarm (OPA) installed on any of the models listed on page 6 of the attached document is equipped with a mounting bracket that may become loose. This may cause the OPA assembly to fall off the machine resulting in a collision hazard. Please review the attached Notice from Genie on those affected aerial work platforms Genie_SN 170004_Sept2017    

2018 Worksite Wellness Awards Applications due Oct 31, 2017

Just a reminder that the application for 2018 Worksite Wellness Awards is due next week on October 31st. The 2018 Worksite Wellness Award Application is now open!  This application is open to all workplaces in Vermont, regardless of size or industry, and everyone is encouraged to apply!  The awards are given out by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports on behalf of the Governor of Vermont and are an opportunity for workplaces to be recognized for the their […]

Only 4 days left until the 2017 Expo!!!!

Expo is Friday October 13, at the Double Tree in South Burlington – Register now, so you will not miss out!

Only 10 days until the Expo

Expo is Friday October 13, at the Double Tree in South Burlington – Register now, so you will not miss out!

Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA – VOSHA will use the federal portal

VT has adopted the new OSHA 300 Electronic Recording law.  The VOSHA Manager says VT employers should be prepared to enter the their 2017 data starting in January of 2018.  They will enter this information in the federal portal, the State of VT does not have a separate portal. The information below is taken from OSHA’s website: Who: Establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically […]

NEK announces Ergo and Return to Work, Workshop 10/24 Lyndonville

 Ergonomics and Return to Work Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, Lyndonville  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Lunch included  (doors open at 8:30 AM) At the Lyndonville Public Safety Building at the Lyndonville Fire Department in Lyndonville, VT AGENDA 9:00 AM – Welcome and Introductions   9:00 AM – 10:45 AM – Ryan Farley – Ergo and Work Conditioning Ryan works in the Occupational Therapist field. 10:30 – 10:45 AM – Morning Break / Networking. 10:45 – 11:45 – Dan Whipple, […]