WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold its annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 7-11. The event encourages … [Read more...] about 5th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls Begins May 7
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. The rule … [Read more...] about US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers’ protection from the dangers of ‘respirable’ silica dust
Recently, a company in Alabama was issued 8 OSHA violations and fined over $103,000 stemming from an amputation where an employee was providing maintenance on a power press and got his hand caught in … [Read more...] about Why Training Records?
WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued instructions to compliance safety and health officers on how to ensure consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard … [Read more...] about OSHA provides guidance to OSHA compliance officers for enforcing the revised Hazard Communication standard
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 … [Read more...] about Heat Illness: Nothing to Fool Around With!
One of the first challenges trainers face is a resistance to training from both employees and management. Employees are frustrated about taking time away from their jobs, and managers aren't convinced … [Read more...] about The Case for Training: Part 1
You've seen them, used them, or maybe even rejected them. For decades businesses have encouraged safe behavior with incentives. But are they a benefit or a liability? Ball caps, jackets, logoed … [Read more...] about Incentives: Savvy Strategy or Poor Plan?
1. Hazards. Employees need to know what could go wrong in their job and injure or make them ill. They need to be able to identify hazards, and they must know the steps they need to take to protect … [Read more...] about 7 Things Employees Must Know About Safety and Their Job
ANDOVER, Mass. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Spincraft in North Billerica for 38 alleged violations of workplace safety standards. An … [Read more...] about US Labor Department’s OSHA proposes $175,500 in fines to North Billerica, Mass., employer for 38 alleged safety violations following worker injury
Reason 1 A 25-year-old worker at a concrete pipe manufacturing facility died from injuries received while cleaning a ribbon-type concrete mixer. The victim's daily tasks included cleaning out the … [Read more...] about 3 Good Reasons to Emphasize Lockout/Tagout Rules