An investigation by OSHA found that their employer, Atlantic Drain Service Co. Inc., failed to provide basic safeguards against collapse and did not train its employees to recognize and avoid cave-in and other hazards.
Workers Memorial Day is coming up on April 28. Read what your local can do to recognize this important day.
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.
OSHA has rolled out its “Safe and Sound Campaign” initiative, which asks employers to review their safety programs and identify areas for improvement, according to the agency.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know NIOSH offers free, confidential health screenings for coal miners? Beginning March 2017, miners will be able to find the surveillance mobile unit in Alabama, as well as Illinois, Indiana, and Eastern Kentucky.
Report by Senator Elizabeth Warren detailing repeated violations of labor laws by companies that receive billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded federal contracts.
Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace. Your employer must provide a workplace free of known health and safety hazards. If you have concerns, you have the right to speak up about them without fear of retaliation.