The seasonal time change creates a higher risk for injuries at work. Employers and staff should be aware of the possible effects on safety caused by the loss of sleep brought on by the daylight saving time changes.
In October, OSHA announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2018. While Fall Protection and Hazard Communication continues to top the agency’s list, this year, Eye and Face Protection entered at #10.
Unions offer a safety and health advantage in the construction industry. According to a survey commissioned by CPWR, construction firms that employ at least some union workers are more likely to perform safety best practices and undergo OSHA training than those with no union employees.
The Year in U.S. Occupational Health & Safety 2018 report documents some of the most notable events, legislation, news stories, and research of the last year.
September is National Preparedness Month and is a perfect time to develop and discuss how to implement a plan to keep workers safe when emergencies or disasters occur in the workplace. The best way to protect workers is to expect the unexpected and to carefully develop an emergency action plan to guide everyone in the workplace when immediate action is necessary.
Labor Day is a great time to remember the importance workplace safety. Most of us show up to work each day and we take it for granted that we will return home safely. Sadly, that is not always the case. The fact is – every 7 seconds, a worker is injured on the job – and each injury is preventable.
Disaster cleanup work is extremely hazardous. After a catastrophic storm, disaster recovery workers and volunteers need to protect themselves from various hazards such as polluted floodwater, chemical exposures, electrocution, drowning, struck-by, caught-in and other hazards during clean-up.
OSHA’s Safe + Sound Campaign is a nationwide opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of the value of proactive occupational safety and health (OSH) programs in all workplaces
OSHA recommends Outreach training as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. Some states require OSHA Outreach training and have enacted laws mandating the 10hr and/or 30hr OSHA training requirements. Likewise, some employers, unions, organizations or other jurisdictions may also require OSHA Outreach training.
OSHA is seeking to stop a recent increase in workplace fatalities in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Falls, vehicle accidents, machine hazards, burns, and grain bin accidents are the leading causes of death in the three states.