• Walking-Working Surfaces Compliance Standards

    Walking-Working Surfaces According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls from both heights and on the same level are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and even deaths. In fact, the agency estimates that slips, trips and falls are responsible for roughly 15% of accidental worker deaths, which ranks them second only to motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of fatalities at work. .. Read More
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  • 10 Steps to Prevent Slips, Trips & Falls

    SUS_BLOG_300x200_041117 Want to improve floor safety in your workplace? Follow these 10 steps from Seton to prevent slips, trips and falls in all of your facilities:
    1. 1. Inspect Your Workplace The first step involves assessing your facilities. In addition to looking for at-risk areas in your buildings, you should investigate incidents inv.. Read More
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  • OSHA’s 3-Step Guide to Fall Prevention

    SUS_BLOG_300x200_022117_Construction_022117 Falls are the leading cause of death on construction job sites (40 percent) and account for 15 percent of accidental workplace deaths across all industries each year. In an effort to raise awareness among both workers and employers, OSHA teamed up with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and the Health and National Occupational Research Agenda (.. Read More
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  • Safety News You Can Use

    safetynews A food manufacturer was cited for several safety violations by OSHA after a worker suffered a fatal fall. The worker fell 24 feet from a top-tier warehouse rack.  The company had forklifts elevate employees in pallets while conducting inventory. A willful violation was given for not using an approved platform for raising employees on forklifts, as well as not providing fall protection. The manufacturer was also cited for continuing to fail in providing hazard communication training. Workers were also not provided hand protection when working with hazardous materials. .. Read More
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  • Safety News You Can Use

    safetynews OSHA issued citations to a contractor who failed to protect workers from scaffolding dangers. One serious and three willful violations were issued. The willful violations were issued because the contractor: allowed workers on scaffolds approximately 18-feet high that were not fully planed or decked; used a scaffold without a safe means of access and exit; used a scaffold with unguarded edges and without guardrails, created fall hazards up to approximately 18 feet; and failed to provide scaffolding-related safety training by a competent person to each employee working from s.. Read More
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    safetynews 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 devices for fall protection. Failure to label hazardous material was another violation. For more information about the violations,.. Read More
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  • Fall Prevention Awareness: Teach Your Workers About Fall Protection

    falls 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. Compan.. Read More
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    safetynews 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 safety and health on ways to improve the fairness, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of OSHA’s whistleblower prot.. Read More
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    safetynews 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 here to learn.. Read More
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    safetynews 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 more about these violations, click here. Worker Loses Finger in Machine Ac.. Read More
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