fall protection

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Get the latest safety news, including safety violations, here. Learn why an employer was sued by the U.S. Department of Labor and read about companies fined for jeopardizing worker safety. Employer Sued After Employee Files OSHA Complaint A West Springfield, Mass. employer was sued by the U.S. Department of Labor after allegedly firing a worker for filing a safety complaint. The employee informed OSHA about safety and health hazards in Read More

  • The Fatal Four of Construction and Mining

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    When working in industries such as construction and mining, accidents are bound to happen. The presence of hazardous conditions and use of heavy machinery increases the risk of injury and even death for workers. According to the latest data of Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 4,400 fatal injuries were reported in 2012 alone. In the construction Read More

  • Raising Awareness About Fall Protection: Avoid Serious Injuries and Death

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    According to a new fall prevention training guide recently released by OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in construction. Falls were attributed to more than one third of the 721 construction deaths in 2011, noted OSHA. The Fall Prevention Training Guide: A Lesson Plan for Employers contains information for employers to share with employees to better educate them about fall prevention, addressing ladder, scaffolding and roofing Read More

  • Safety News You Can Use

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    Keep your workers safe with guidance from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration). Here are some recent headlines from the agency on best practices and lessons learned. Raising Awareness on Fall Hazards: OSHA plans to hold a national safety stand-down from June 2 through June 6 to raise awareness about fall hazards, a leading cause of deaths in the construction industry. OSHA wants employers and workers to use the Read More

  • Working Safely in Cold Weather: Dealing With Cold Stress, Snow and Ice

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    Is it just me, or does it seem like it isn't going to get warm anytime soon? Some news outlets are reporting the cold will be with us for at least another week. For those who have to work in this weather, extra safety precautions should be taken. Generally speaking, workers working outside, in this freezing cold, are Read More

  • Going Deeper Into Trench Safety

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    Keep work excavations safe In order to increase safety awareness in the trenching industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enacted a National Emphasis Program for trenching operations. However, it would seem that even the most common hazards of the job still tend to be disregarded. Many employers continue to receive citations for safety violations; and since 2003, there have Read More

  • Top 3 OSHA Violations

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    Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases its list of top 10 most frequently cited violations. Compiled from various inspections that were carried out in the previous fiscal year, these compilations serve two purposes. Firstly they serve to inform both employers and employees about the most common requirement violations. Secondly, to alert both parties to the quality of and adherence to the safety measures Read More

  • A Case for Fall Protection Education

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    Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that fatal falls, slips, or trips took the lives of 666 workers in 2011, or about 14% of all fatal work injuries. Falls to lower level accounted for 541 of those fatalities. In 451 of those cases, the height of the fall was reported. Of those 451 cases, about one in four (115) occurred after a fall of 10 feet or less. Another Read More

  • Fall Protection and Scaffold OSHA Violations

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    Roped onto safety If you are in construction, some of the things you should always place an importance on are fall safety and the use of fall protection equipment.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that a total of 7,250 fall safety infractions occurred in 2012. This Read More

  • OSHA Electric Power Transmission and Protective Equipment Updates

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    OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has a new set of updates that will be coming in this year. This seems to be a big one and you should be checking these out. These updates cover the final ruling on Electric Power Transmission and Distribution as well as Electrical Protective Equipment. In case you haven’t been following this (which is understandable, since life Read More

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