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.
Many outdoor workers get uncomfortably hot during summer. Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace – free from unsafe exposure to heat that can result in injuries, disease, reduced productivity, and death.
April 28th is National Worker Memorial Day and the day to honor workers who have lost their lives on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. Take a extra moment on this day to think… Read More »
The lockout/tagout standard establishes the employer’s responsibility to protect employees from hazardous energy sources on machines and equipment during service and maintenance.
The organizations behind a pedestrian bridge that collapsed close to Florida International University (FIU) have separately faced issues of unsafe practices in the previous, and 1 was even accused of substandard performance in a lawsuit filed earlier in 2018. Munilla Building Management, a Miami-primarily based constructing management firm, won the $14.2 million contract to construct… Read More »
March is National Ladder Safety Month – a month dedicated to raising awareness, reinforces safety training, and educating working professionals and homeowners about the importance of safe ladder use.