April 14, 2020

Funeral homes across 13 states experienced OSHA inspections in 2019.  Seventy-six percent of those inspections were planned with the remainder based upon complaints.  Approximately one-half of the inspections took place in the state of California....

January 27, 2020

It's that time of year again to post your annual employee injuries and illness log (OSHA 300A Log) if you are a cemetery operator with 10 or more employees.  The OSHA 300A Log must be posted in an area where typical notices to employees are posted from February 1 throu...

January 17, 2020

As funeral home professionals, we are all familiar with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, 1910.1200.  The Hazard Communication Standard’s (HAZCOM) overall intent is to ensure employees understand the hazards of the chemicals they work with and how to protect themse...

January 29, 2019

OSHA has once again increased the maximum fines from its previous 2016 increase.  OSHA is adjusting its fines for violations to adjust for inflation.  New penalties for willful and repeat violations will be $132,598 per violation.  While serious, other-than-serious, an...

January 29, 2019

Funeral homes across 15 states experienced OSHA inspections in 2018.  Approximately one-half of the inspections are the result of planned or random inspections.  The remainder of the inspections were the result of complaints.  Both privately-held funeral homes, as well...

September 4, 2018

As we all know, formaldehyde has been and continues to be the primary tissue preservation chemical used in the embalming process.  Formaldehyde has long been known to be a potential carcinogen and severe skin irritant and as a result is regulated by the Occupational Sa...

April 2, 2016

Did you know that the funeral home must have the following written programs per OSHA regulation:  Hazard Communication, Formaldehyde, Respiratory Protection, and Bloodborne Pathogens.  All of our clients receive our EH&S Compliance Manual as part of our compliance serv...

March 1, 2016

It's hard to imagine that at one point in time not too long ago, employees were not allowed to wear a respirator if they chose.  Unless the funeral home had a respiratory protection program, workers really had no approved options regarding their desire to proactively p...

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