If you’re trying to clean up a house that has been flooded, be aware that you’re in a race against mold and bacteria, which can grow quickly. Both the CDC and the EPA recommend bringing in a trained professional to clean up mold that covers more than 100 square feet or a 10-foot-by-10-foot area.
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.
Businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses. But workplaces that establish safety and health management systems can reduce their injury and illness costs.
The death of a construction worker in Webster, NH has prompted an investigation by OSHA, which is looking into three other construction-related fatalities in recent months.
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
OSHA has again cited an aluminum manufacturing company – Aluminum Shapes LLC of Delair, NJ – for 51 safety and health violations and proposed penalties of $1.9 million in connection with the two incidents.
An OSHA investigation finds safety failures led to the death of 3 workers who entered a manhole containing lethal gases. Utility contractor cited for 10 serious violations.
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.