The New York City Council, on Sept. 27, adopted a new municipal construction safety law – requiring all construction workers on building projects of five stories or higher – to have mandated construction safety training.
Aside from the obvious benefit of keeping employees safe, healthy, and productive – along with meeting the OSHA workplace safety standards – health and safety training makes financial sense for employers.
Miami-Dade County in Florida has established important OSHA safety training requirements for county construction contracts. OSHA Training is required for all construction employees on any Miami-Dade County public or private contract valued in excess of $1,000,000.
Construction safety education and training are important tools for informing workers and managers about hazards and controls so they can work more safely and be more productive.
OSHA announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. Fall Protection still tops the list at No. 1 – with Hazard Communication at 2; Scaffolding at 3; Respiratory Protection at 4; and Lockout/Tagout at 5.
Embracing safety and health as a cornerstone of sustainability is good for workers and good for business. The NIOSH Worker Health Charts (WNC) tool allows you to create charts to examine U.S. workplace safety and health issues.
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 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).