AlaCOMP provides news and OSHA Updates to all members. Each entry is packed with vital safety tips, updates to claims processes and information on the annual seminar devoted to safety and workers’ compensation subjects.

  • OSHA Update: Electronic Filing Deadlines

    February 28, 2018
    Recently, OSHA released an update to the electronic filing deadlines. Deadlines are summarized below. 2018: Deadline for all required forms is July 31, 2018 2019 and on: Deadlines for all required forms is March 2 For more information, please visit the following websites: or Due to the number of accidents and injuries related to fork truck incidents, on October 1, 2017, OSHA renewed the Region IV Emphasis Program for powered industrial…

  • Helpful Tips: Hiring Safe Employees

    February 15, 2018
    In a new year with the prospect of hiring new employees, think about hiring safe employees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that workers with one year or less experience represent 25 percent of the workplace and account for 34 percent of the workplace and 34 percent of injury-related lost time. The use of prescreening tools provides vital insight to ensure you know the most about a potential new employee. Some helpful pre-screening tools include: Verify references and work history…

  • 2017 Year in Review

    January 02, 2018
    For AlaCOMP-OSAA, 2017 was a successful year. The company consistently provided its members with safety newsletters, updates and several insightful webinars. Several AlaCOMP-OSAA members used the safety library for employee safety training assistance. In 2017, AlaCOMP determined that slips, trips and falls doubled all other types of injuries, once again ranking as the leading cause of injuries to employees. Slips, trips and fall injuries make up almost 20 percent of all job related…

  • Seasonal Safety Tips

    December 28, 2017
    Winter Safety Tips: Although employers cannot control roadway conditions, they can promote safe driving behavior by ensuring workers recognize the hazards of winter weather driving. Set and enforce driver safety policies. Implement an effective maintenance program for all vehicles and mechanized equipment that workers are required to operate. Have properly trained workers inspect the vehicle systems to determine if they are working properly. One thing many workers fail to consider when…

  • Lockout/Tagout: Controlling Hazardous Energy

    December 15, 2017
    Lockout/Tagout procedures are used to control hazardous energy when making repairs or adjustments to machinery or other types of equipment. Types of Hazardous Energy: Electrical Thermal Pneumatic Chemical Stored Gravitational Hydraulic Motion Risk of not properly utilizing a Lockout/Tagout program: Chemical Exposure Burns Amputations Crushed by/between Fractures Procedures for locking out equipment: Make sure all affected employees are notified. Run through normal shutdown procedures. Place all…

  • Hazard Alert: What is the GHS?

    September 15, 2017
    Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals—better known as GHS—was put in place to standardize the way we classify and label chemicals. It also simplifies the approach to defining physical, health and environmental hazards of chemicals. Although many countries already had regulatory systems in place for communicating hazardous information regarding chemicals, the differences were enough that they required multiple classifications, labels and…

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