fall protection

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    A contractor faces fines of $76,930 from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) after exposing workers to fall hazards. The contractor received a willful citation for failing to provide fall protection equipment to employees working at heights up to 10 feet. Serious violations were given for not providing employees with protective gloves when they applied roof cement, as well as not training workers to inspect and install anchor Read More

  • Fall Prevention Awareness: Teach Your Workers About Fall Protection

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    Fall prevention will receive its annual burst of attention next month—from May 2-6—when the National Safety Stand-Down happens once again. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) coordinates the event as a way in which to increase awareness of preventing falls in the construction industry. The main goal of the Stand-Down is to encourage communication between employers and employees about safety and how to prevent falls. Companies of Read More

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is seeking members to join its Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. Six positions are available on Dec. 1, 2016 and OSHA is accepting nominations for management, labor and the public. Those six new members will serve a two-year term on a 12-member committee. According to OSHA, the committee was formed to provide insights to the secretary of labor and the assistant secretary for occupational Read More

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) will hold its annual National Safety Stand-Down from May 2-6. The purpose of the event is to spread awareness to construction workers about the dangers of falls. Employers are encouraged by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Center for Construction Research and Training, to offer training and education about fall hazards and prevention during the Stand-Down. Click Read More

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    A contractor faces fines of more than $48,000 for fall hazards on a job site. The contractor was cited by OSHA for five repeat and two serious violations. Four employees were found not wearing fall protection, and three of those workers (who were on a roof) had not received fall protection training. The one employee on a scaffold had not been trained to identify scaffolding hazards. To read Read More

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    The alliance between OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and Lamar Advertising Company will continue, ensuring further collaboration that will promote OSHA programs and workplace safety. Lamar has and will continue to highlight OSHA and its safety campaigns on outdoor billboards throughout the U.S. In just the last two years, OSHA messages have been shown on almost 100 billboards. To learn more about the alliance, click here. Wrongfully Terminated Read More

  • Protect Yourself and Your Workers: The Top 10 OSHA Violations to Avoid

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    Are you not sure where you and your organization should focus your safety efforts? Here’s a place to start: The 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2015 were announced at the recent National Safety Council Congress & Expo. NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman notes how the list “is a roadmap that identifies the hazards you want to avoid on the journey to safety Read More

  • New Data: Fatal Work Injuries in the U.S. on the Rise

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    According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,679 fatal work injuries were on record for 2013, up 2% from 4,585 injuries posted in 2013. This data was released in mid-September, with updated 2014 data slated for a release in the late spring of 2016. Fatal injuries were higher in mining (by 6%), agriculture (14%), manufacturing (9%) and construction (6%). Falls, Read More

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    A contractor and a staffing company were fined by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for safety violations after an excavation collapse. The contractor was cited for lack of adequate cave-in protection, for not removing employees from the excavation when cave-in hazards existed and for lack of adequate training. The contractor was fined $130,200. The staffing agency was fined $21,000 for lack of adequate training, no safe means Read More

  • Avoid Falls: Basic Facts About Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)

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    According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), employers must provide fall protection to workers if they are exposed to a fall of 6 feet or more to a lower level. A personal fall arrest system (PFAS) is an effective form of fall protection that is used to keep workers safe. A PFAS is comprised of an anchor, a harness, and a lifeline or lanyard, and Read More

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