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.
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).