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.
A new comprehensive study “Build a Better South: Construction Working Conditions in the U.S. South” uncovers the precarious working conditions faced by many southern construction workers and calls for immediate action to protect workers.
“Focus Four” training course provides an overview of construction-related hazards: struck by, caught in between, fall protection and electrical safety.
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.
OSHA will launch on Aug. 1, 2017, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA). The Web-based form allows employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A.
The construction site of 2050 will be human-free – thus less risk averse – according to Balfour Beatty – a leading international infrastructure group.
Heat acclimatization is important in keeping yourself and employees safe as temperatures rise. This natural adaptation to the heat takes time and requires careful planning.
Comprehensive list with details references of which states require OSHA 10 & 30 HR certifications. Some states – along with some employers and organizations – have enacted laws mandating the 10 and/or 30 hour OSHA training requirements.
Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards – and this includes protecting workers from extreme heat. Learn valuable tips on how to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses.