A look at how OSHA’s 2016 enforcement plan will work

Chemical hazards, ergonomics top targets Heads up: Some industries and businesses that OSHA inspectors previously avoided for being too complex may come under more scrutiny in 2016. OSHA’s new Enforcement Weighting System will focus its resources on the most hazardous … Read More

Heat Illness: Nothing to Fool Around With!

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Not everyone reacts to heat to the same degree and not every work situation poses the risk of heat illness. Factors that increase an employee’s risk of heat illness in addition to ambient temperature include: Amount of exertion required to … Read More

Report: National Injury Stats May Underestimate Construction Injuries

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A report from The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) suggests that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) occupational injury and illness data may underestimate the actual number of construction injuries that occur, particularly among smaller construction establishments. … Read More