OSHA Updates Their Comprehensive Guide To Training Requirements

  This month, OSHA announced the release of their fully-updated Training Requirements in OSHA Standards. This guide contains the complete listing of all training requirements in OSHA standards for employers, safety professionals, training directors, and others whose responsibilities include compliance with and training in OSHA standards. The guide is comprehensive and is broken into five parts: General…

OSHA’s $afety Pays Program Helps Employers Assess The Cost Of Workplace Injuries

Accidents on a job site are often much more expensive than many employers expect. Workers’ compensation costs associated with a workplace injury and the indirect costs shouldered by the business itself can be financially devastating. The OSHA $afety Pays online tool allows employers the ability to calculate the financial impact of a long list of common workplace…

Printable OSHA Computer Workstation Checklist Helps Pinpoint Ergonomic Trouble Spots

  We did a blog post in February on the importance of providing employees with an ergonomic workspace in order to prevent injury in office-related jobs. Many employers overlook safety procedures for office workers due to the perceived low-risk environment they typically work in. So it may come as a surprise to learn that the most recently…

Construction: The Most Dangerous Industry by the Numbers

By the numbers, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous places for workers. According to data provided by OSHA, one in every five workplace fatalities reported nationwide is in the construction industry. OSHA has extensive standards for controlling contractors and subcontractors who provide labor for the construction industry, and it’s because they’re trying…

Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

It’s heating up outside, and workers in the humid South are especially vulnerable to heat-related illness (like heatstroke, which is a life-threatening condition if not immediately treated). OSHA has initiated a campaign designed to prevent heat-related illness, focusing on outdoor workers, such as those in construction, agriculture, transportation, grounds maintenance, and landscaping services. Here’s what OSHA…