A Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed that across all industries, 33 of 10,000 full time workers suffered from overexertion injuries.
Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule to limit workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Inhaling even small amounts of this material may put workers at risk for developing silicosis, lung cancer, and other serious diseases.
For the first time in a quarter century, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is expected to increase its fines for safety violations. This potentially huge increase in the cost of OSHA fines makes it even more important to shore up your safety programs and continue to stress a culture of safety throughout your organization.
Crane collapses on construction sites are not uncommon enough. Crane operators and the individuals and entities that supervise them should adhere to not only federal regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) when operating a crane, but the particular crane manufacturer’s safety guidelines and applicable industry consensus standards.
Whenever you conduct an internal investigation related to slips, trips and falls, there are three areas of prevention you should focus on: working environment, employees and policies/procedures.
Columbia University Medical Center recently exposed its employees to contaminated laundry and tuberculosis risks. With this in mind, it’s critical that facilities with a central laundry operation always follow OSHA safety recommendations.