Monday, December 18, 2023

OSHA Top 10 Most Cited Violations (FY 2023)

Each year OSHA releases preliminary data for their Top 10 Most Cited Violations. Here are the topics that made this fiscal year (FY 2023) from Oct. 1 2022 – Sept. 29, 2023.

There’s no coincidence that Fall Protection landed the top spot for the 13th consecutive year. Download our free infographic to see which topics dropped and climbed from last year.

Violations are cited for various reasons, but many stem from a lack of employee safety training, written programs, and inspections. Don’t be among these numbers. Click here to see how we can help.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Apply Now! ehsInc Cares Scholarship Available for Aspiring Safety Professionals

In a world where safety is paramount, the role of safety professionals cannot be overstated. They are the unsung heroes behind the scenes, working tirelessly to ensure the well-being of employees, the community, and the environment. Recognizing the vital importance of this profession, we are thrilled to announce, in partnership with UCSD Extended Studies, our ehsInc Care scholarship designed specifically for aspiring safety professionals. This scholarship aims to empower and support individuals who are dedicated to making workplaces and communities safer for all.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego, Inc. and ehs International, Inc. Join Forces to Elevate Safety Training in California


August 22, 2023 - ehs International, Inc. (ehsInc) announced its new affinity partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego (ABCSD), marking a significant step towards enhancing safety training within the construction industry. ehsInc will be the exclusive provider of Virtual Instructor-led Safety Training for ABCSD and its members.

Learn more about the partnership

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

ehsInc Turns a 12U Travel Ball Player's Dream to Cooperstown All Star Village into a Reality!


ehsInc helps turn a 12U travel ball player's dream to Cooperstown All Star Village into a reality!

"Hey kid, we'll take care of your registration entry fee if you hit a home run."

"You got it!"

Noah plays for Saddleback Vigilantes, a local travel ball team. He shared his experiences with us in this video. Noah even kept his promise by going yard!

Noah, when you make it to The Show, send us tickets to your first game.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

June is Trench Safety Month


June 2023 has been declared “Trench Safety Month” by the National Utility Contractors Association. This declaration of safety further highlights the association's innovative educational and safety program, the “Trench Safety Stand Down” week, that is held on June 19 - 23, 2023.

Every June since 2016 NUCA has held the innovative Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) Week for the utility construction industry. This year’s event will occur at hundreds of jobsites across the nation, reaching tens of thousands of workers.

Learn more

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

ehsInc and NAWIC-Orange County hosting Operation Birthday Hug for active military personnel

June 6, 2023 - ehsInc CEO Marjorie Del Toro took the opportunity to have attendees write birthday cards for active military personnel while attending last night's NAWIC Orange County dinner meeting.

We thank NAWIC OC for supporting our men and women in the military.

Learn more about Operation Birthday Hug by clicking here.

Monday, May 22, 2023

Kaila Krichmar - Recipient of the CWEA 2023 President's Award

Every year, the CWEA President presents the President’s Award to CWEA members who have made ongoing and significant contributions to the CWEA community and our profession. There are never more than 4 of these awards presented in any given year, and they are completely at the discretion of the CWEA President to award.

CWEA Past President Jeffery Tucker said this:

Kaila's commitment to making the new Southern Safety Day a reality was impressive, as was her energy in promoting the activities and importance of the safety committee. Because of her efforts, I have decided to award her with the President’s Award this year.

Please help us congratulate our very own Kaila Krichmar for receiving the CWEA 2023 President's Award. Congrats Kaila!

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week May 1-5, 2023

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week - May 1-5, 2023

Anyone who wants to prevent hazards in the workplace can participate in the Stand-Down. Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity, such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job-specific hazards. See Highlights from Past Stand-Downs and reports evaluating previous events.

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Rainy Day Promotion - Get 10% Off!

Rain Rain Go...Get Trained! Has rain put a damper to your projects? Now is the time to get trained.

Use promo code "RAIN-10" when scheduling your next class with us to get a 10% discount. Promo code valid through April.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Happy International Women's Day


March 8, 2023 - Happy International Women's Day! We are proud to be a woman-owned business since 1996. In fact, 63% of our staff consists of female employees.

International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8th as a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act into effect June 27, 2023

Under the new law – set to go into effect June 27 – all employers with at least 15 employees will be required to extend to pregnant workers “reasonable accommodations".

Pregnant workers can ask for accommodations without fear of retaliation from their employer.

If a pregnant worker is hesitant to ask for accommodations, ehsInc CEO Marjorie Del Toro has this advice:

"Take a courteous path into a conversation about the new law. People are still learning about it. Go in and politely say, ‘I really need accommodations.’ Send them an email with a link to H.R. 1065 and say, ‘Respectfully, here are my rights.’”

Click here for the entire article

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

OSHA's New "Instance-by-Instance" (IBI) Citing Authority to take in 2023

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new enforcement guidance to make its penalties more effective in stopping employers from repeatedly exposing workers to life-threatening hazards or failing to comply with certain workplace safety and health requirements.
OSHA Regional Administrators and Area Office Directors now have the authority to cite certain types of violations as “instance-by-instance citations” for cases where the agency identifies “high-gravity” serious violations of OSHA standards specific to certain conditions where the language of the rule supports a citation for each instance of non-compliance. These conditions include lockout/tagout, machine guarding, permit-required confined space, respiratory protection, falls, trenching and for cases with other-than-serious violations specific to recordkeeping.
The change is intended to ensure OSHA personnel are applying the full authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act) where increased citations are needed to discourage non-compliance. The new guidance covers enforcement activity in general industry, agriculture, maritime and construction industries, and becomes effective 60 days from Jan. 26, 2023.
In a second action, OSHA reminded its Regional Administrators and Area Directors of their authority not to group violations, and instead cite them separately to more effectively encourage employers to comply with the intent of the OSH Act. 
Existing guidance on instance-by-instance citations are outlined in the OSHA Field Operations Manual, and CPL 02-00-080, “Handling of Cases to be Proposed for Violation-by-Violation Penalties.”
For more information, please visit OSHA’s Enforcement website and Press Release.