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 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.
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 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 »
Cal/OSHA has created new injury rules intended to protect housekeepers from workplace dangers including injuries, heavy workloads, sexual harassment and assault.
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.
For the second time since 2014, OSHA has proposed for a further one-year extension (to November 2018) crane operator certification requirements.
On November 2, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of about 38 million Kidde fire extinguishers due to reports that they may not function properly in an emergency because of clogs or requiring excessive force to discharge.