Study Reveals Importance of Providing Adequate Hand Protection for Workers

According to Bureau of Labor and Statistics data, nearly 3.5 million workers sustain non-life threatening injuries each year on the job. Not surprisingly, about 40% of those injuries are to the hands. Typical workplace hand injuries involve things like broken bones, lacerations, and burns. Skin rashes, dermatitis, and sometimes even cancer can result from exposure to…

OSHA Issues New Recommended Practices For Safety and Health Programs In Construction

In October of this year, OSHA issued a new Recommended Practices For Safety and Health Programs In Construction. This 40-page guide offers concise guidelines and best practice advice for companies in the construction industry seeking to establish and safety and health program in their business. This publication is best suited for small to medium sized construction…

OSHA v-Tools Highlight Construction Site Dangers

More than 800 construction workers die in the US each year in work-related injuries, while nearly 137,000 more are injured while on the job. Construction workers are exposed to many serious hazards: falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos. OSHA has recently developed a great resource to help employers…

OSHA Proposes $92,285 In Fines For Providing Inadequare Fall Protection

Last month, OSHA inspectors cited a Dublin, OH-based steel erection company for failing to provide it’s workers with adequate fall protection. Eight serious violations and two repeated violations carry a proposed $92,285 penalty. Violations included failing to train workers on the use of aerial lifts, exceeding weight limits on boom and lift baskets, and failing…

OSHA Shares Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

Safety programs help companies reach their goal to prevent workplace injuries and fatalities. OSHA has recently updated their Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs (first released 30 years ago), to account for the changes in modern workplaces and evolving safety and health issues. The New Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs Resource The practices recommended by OSHA use a proactive…