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.
Wildfires and severe smoke can create dangerous conditions for not only firefighters, but also for the public. Because of the increased risk of exposure to wildfire smoke, Cal/OSHA has issued special guidance on the special precautions to protect people and workers from the hazards from wildfire smoke.
In September, OSHA announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2017. Fall Protection remained #1.
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.
Each day about 2000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. These injuries cost employers and insurance companies millions of dollars a year in medical expenses, workers’ compensation costs, and wage and productivity losses.
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 is investigating a workplace accident at an Amazon facility on Sept. 19 in Cumberland County, Pa. which claimed the life of one man in which he was run over while helping the driver of a truck tractor hook up a trailer.
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.