Workers Memorial Day 2017

Workers Memorial Day is coming up on April 28. Read what your local can do to recognize this important day.

Fall Protection and Prevention

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 .

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Whether you’re driving in your neighborhood or on a busy highway, making responsible choices in work zones is essential. National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 3-7) is an annual opportunity for motorists to evaluate their driving habits just in time for the busy spring and summer construction season.

Employee Distracted Driving Awareness

On average, a non-fatal injury crash at work that involves distraction costs an employer $72,442. The National Safety Council states that the leading cause of workplace death is motor vehicle crashes, and estimates one-quarter of those crashes involve cell phone use.

OSHA Outreach Training Program New Requirements – April 2017

OSHA revised the requirements and procedures for certified instructors in OSHA’s Outreach Training Program goes into effect on April 1, 2017. Latest updates by OSHA involve clarifications of student contact hours, changing card procedures, along with the Trainer Code of Conduct.

Safety and Health Standards: Occupational Safety and Health – OSH Act

OSHA standards may require that employers adopt certain practices, means, methods, or processes reasonably necessary and appropriate to protect workers on the job. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards and provide workers with a workplace that does not have serious hazards.

Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

Training is essential for confined spaces and the hazards that may be encountered in them. This training should stress that death to the worker is the likely outcome if proper precautions are not taken before entry is made.