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Every year, more than 5,000 workers are killed on the job (a rate of 14 per day), and more than 3.6 million suffer a serious job-related injury or illness.
In case you’re not familiar with them, opioids are a group of drugs that include oxycodone and morphine prescribed to relieve pain but can affect safety, health and productivity.
How do you start to recognize hazards in the workplace or jobsite? What exactly constitutes a hazard?
Did you know the leading causes of accidents on the construction site are what OSHA refers to as the Fatal Four hazards: falls, struck-by-objects, electrocution and caught-in-between?
According to OSHA, eye and face protection must comply with the American National Standards Institute ANSI Z87.1-1989 standard if purchased after July 5, 1994 or ANSI Z87.1-1968 if purchased before July 5, 1994.
According to OSHA, eye and face protection is protective equipment such as glasses,, goggles, face shields or welding shields that are designed to protect the wearer against a variety of hazards.
It’s time to review your workplace safety program. One way to start this process is to look at OSHA’s top 10 violations lists. Ask yourself, “are any of these hazards found in my workplace?”
OSHA announced that its civil penalties will increase in 2019. These adjustments for inflation will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register.
Did you know there’s a 3-step formula that can be used to ensure you have the safest workplace possible? It’s as easy as following these three rules.
OSHA announced their top 10 most frequently cited safety violations for fiscal year 2018 at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo, October 23, 2018.