Just a Few More Weeks to Comment on a Potential Standard to Prevent Workplace Violence

Because OSHA is seeing the rate of workplace violence in the healthcare industry rising substantially higher than private industry as a whole, the agency is looking at creating a standard designed to reduce workplace violence in the healthcare and social assistance industries. As part of this process, they’re requesting research findings and input on effective strategies…

OSHA Has Issued a Final Rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems for General Industry

Falls are still among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA is continuing to try to reduce these, and in November issued a final rule on walking-working surfaces and personal fall protection systems for general industry. OSHA estimates that these changes will prevent 29 fatalities and 5,842 lost-workday injuries every year. Note…

Stay Safe in Confined Spaces

Confined spaces don’t look that dangerous, but they have many hidden hazards. Confined spaces are often not well ventilated, causing them to contain insufficient oxygen or hazardous levels of toxic gases. Working in a tight space can prevent a worker from keeping a safe distance from mechanical and electrical hazards in the space, exposing them…

Reporting Requirements Show Over 7 Amputations Per Day in U.S. Workplaces

Since OSHA began requiring employers to report severe injuries in 2015, the agency has recorded on average more than seven amputations a day. And this number is likely lower than the actual number because OSHA’s data doesn’t include workplaces covered by state plans. These statistics represent real people who have suffered permanent, life-changing injuries. And…