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.
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.
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.
The State of Safety: A State-by-State Report by the National Safety Council shows where states are on track or falling short on road safety, home and community safety, and workplace safety
Heat illnesses can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program.
One of the most common injuries in the construction industry involves stepping on nails and sharp objects. Stepping on nails or other sharp contaminated objects is one way people can be exposed to tetanus spores.
Heat exposure can cause a range of effects on your body, from irritating rashes to heat stroke, which is often fatal. Understanding heat stress can help you to stay safe while working in hot environments.
By 2020, American workers 55 years or older will increase by almost 10 million, or at a rate of 33.5%. Productive aging involves providing a safe and healthy work environment for workers of all ages.
Workers Memorial Day is coming up on April 28. Read what your local can do to recognize this important day.