Heat Awareness for Worker Exposure

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.

National Worker Memorial Day – Honor Their Sacrifice

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 »

FIU Bridge Companies Behind Collapse Have History of Violations

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 »

Protective Clothing for Cold Weather Worker Safety

If your job requires you to work outside in cold weather, it’s even more critical for you to be not only prepared with the proper gear to keep you safe from the dangers of the job, but also with proper clothing to keep you safe from the dangers of the cold.

2018 OSHA Penalties Increased To Adjust for Inflation

On Jan. 2, 2018, civil penalties for violations of OSHA standards and regulations increased to adjust for inflation. The civil penalties were increased for a variety of regulated areas, such as: Immigration, Child Labor, Wage and Hour, MSHA and OSHA.

Cold Stress: Working Safely in the Cold

Workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments and for extended periods and many workers may not know the signs and symptoms of cold stress, including conditions such as hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot.

Risks of Working in the Cold

Workers in cold weather can be exposed to serious health problems such as hypothermia, frostbite and trench foot. In certain instances, workers exposed to severe weather without personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could lead to death.