Depending upon the type of disaster, emergency first responders and workers need a range of personal protective equipment to keep them safe from any number of hazards.
N95 Day observance is dedicated to highlighting the N95 filtering facepiece respirator information. It is also used to disseminate important information about powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs), half mask, and full facepiece respirators (elastomerics).
Trenching and excavation hazards are one of the most hazardous construction operations and trench-related fatalities have been on the rise. Know Your Rights – Under Federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Training also plays a key role in the prevention of accidents.
Know Your Rights! Every worker has the right to a safe workplace under the OSH Act. Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards.
If you’re trying to clean up a house that has been flooded, be aware that you’re in a race against mold and bacteria, which can grow quickly. Both the CDC and the EPA recommend bringing in a trained professional to clean up mold that covers more than 100 square feet or a 10-foot-by-10-foot area.
First Responders need to be prepared for the problems hurricanes can bring and can face potential hazards from oil and chemical spills and leaks, debris, unstable work surfaces, and electrical lines.
Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses. But workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs.
The death of a construction worker in Webster, NH has prompted an investigation by OSHA, which is looking into three other construction-related fatalities in recent months.
An employer must provide proper training for all workers who are required to work in permit spaces. After the training, employers must ensure that the employees have acquired the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform their duties.
Young workers have high rates of job-related injury. These injuries are often the result of the many hazards present in the places they typically work, such as restaurants, warehouses or in construction.