For many small businesses, establishing an injury and illness prevention program may seem daunting. Yet simple, low-cost approaches have been shown to be effective in small businesses.
The last week in September is National Employ Older Workers Week! The U.S. workforce is aging. The share of the labor force made up of people 55 years and older has increased from 12% in 1994 to 22% in 2014, and it is projected to reach approximately 25% in 2019.
The main goal of OSHA safety training is to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and deaths, the suffering these events cause workers, and the financial hardship they cause both workers and employers. This training will help employers avoid the substantial cost impacts and business disruptions.
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).
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.