“OSHA, FCC Collaborate On Safety Guide For Communication Tower Workers” & Training Video

OSHA and the Federal Communications Commission have published a best practices guide intended to reduce injuries among communication tower workers. Introduced June 1, the guide is a compilation of advisory information gathered from dual OSHA-FCC workshops on communication tower worker safety in October 2014 and February 2016. “These best practices are focused on the ways in which each level … Continue reading “OSHA, FCC Collaborate On Safety Guide For Communication Tower Workers” & Training Video

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OSHA National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction – May 8-12, 2017 #StandDown4Safety

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. … Continue reading OSHA National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction – May 8-12, 2017 #StandDown4Safety

“OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection Final Rule Requirement Implementation Dates “

On November 18, 2016, OSHA finally published a final rule updating the walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards for general industry. Percolating since 1990 (55 FR 13360), reopened in 2003 (68 FR 23528) and again in 2010 (75 FR 28862), revisions to the walking-working surfaces and fall protection standards were long overdue. OSHA’s 500+ final rule gives employers new … Continue reading “OSHA Walking-Working Surfaces & Fall Protection Final Rule Requirement Implementation Dates “

“How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

It’s probably happened to most of us. That momentary lapse of inattention thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. A stumble down a stairway. A trip over an uneven surface. Slipping on the ice. It can lead to a variety of regrettable events ranging … Continue reading “How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

“Fall Protection: Working On Tops Of Trucks & Rolling Stock……Which Rule Do I Follow?…. OSHA? DOT? “

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants more control over trucking, and the latest focus is on fall protection. Tank fleets, in particular, are being targeted in the current OSHA initiative. The agency is seeking comments from industry on whether or not it should develop specific regulations to “cover falls from rolling stock … Continue reading “Fall Protection: Working On Tops Of Trucks & Rolling Stock……Which Rule Do I Follow?…. OSHA? DOT? “

“2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index – 10 Leading Causes Of Injuries & Their Cost”

Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety Releases 2014 Workplace Safety Index 10 leading causes of injury result in nearly $60 billion in total workers compensation costs January 14, 2015 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time HOPKINTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety has released its 2014 Workplace Safety Index, which ranks the 10 leading … Continue reading “2014 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index – 10 Leading Causes Of Injuries & Their Cost”

“Michael Scott’s Guide to Surviving Your 9-5 [Infographic]”

Office Safety… boring? Not if you’re Michael Scott, fictional boss of NBC’s “The Office” (2005 – 2013). The Office, known for its cringe-worthy, realistic deadpan humor, became one of TV’s best comedies and was nominated for 42 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning five. The series focuses on the day-to-day operation of Dunder Mifflin, a regional paper … Continue reading “Michael Scott’s Guide to Surviving Your 9-5 [Infographic]”

“Safety Photo of the Day” – “Hey, Let Me Give You A Hand With That Ladder”

Portable Ladder Safety Falls from portable ladders (step, straight, combination and extension) are one of the leading causes of occupational fatalities and injuries. Read and follow all labels/markings on the ladder. Avoid electrical hazards! – Look for overhead power lines before handling a ladder. Avoid using a metal ladder near power lines or exposed energized … Continue reading “Safety Photo of the Day” – “Hey, Let Me Give You A Hand With That Ladder”

How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

  "I wonder how many people were injured in the making of this video?" It’s probably happened to most of us. That momentary lapse of inattention thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. A stumble down a stairway. A trip over an uneven surface. … Continue reading How You Can Prevent “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

“The Fatal Four” – Safety in the Construction Industry [Infographic]

Safety should be one of the top priorities of any construction company. Since the 7th annual Construction Safety Day is just around the corner, Viewpoint decided to take a deeper look at the construction industry’s safety statistics over the past decade. The infographic below breaks down the most common injuries in construction, work fatalities in … Continue reading “The Fatal Four” – Safety in the Construction Industry [Infographic]

OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign – “Are Your Employees Trained?”

Falls From Floor - Floor Falls From Bridges Leading Edge Falls Re-Roofing Falls Scaffolding Falls FALLS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN CONSTRUCTION. In 2010, there were 264 fall fatalities (255 falls to lower level) out of 774 total fatalities in construction. These deaths are preventable. Falls can be prevented and lives can be … Continue reading OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign – “Are Your Employees Trained?”

“I Can’t Get No Traction!” – Preventing “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

"I wonder how many people were injured in the making of this video?"It’s probably happened to most of us. That momentary lapse of inattention thinking about a personal problem or distracted by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall. A stumble down a stairway. A trip over an uneven surface. Slipping on … Continue reading “I Can’t Get No Traction!” – Preventing “Slips, Trips & Falls.”

New! OSHA Ladder Safety Guidance – “Plan. Provide. Train”

Educational Materials and Resources for Workers and Employers Ladder Safety Guidance Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely - Booklet [1.3 MB PDF* | EPUB* | MOBI*, 16 pages] Safe Use of Extension Ladders - Fact Sheet (English) [554 KB PDF*, 3 pages] Safe Use of Job-made Wooden Ladders - Fact Sheet (English) [656 … Continue reading New! OSHA Ladder Safety Guidance – “Plan. Provide. Train”

Timely Reminder! “Working Safely Outdoors in Cold Weather”

By Cynthia Roth As the winter months approach, we must pay attention to anyone who might be working or playing in cold environments. Working in a cold environment can involve several adverse effects on human performance and health. Workers suffering from exposure to the cold can experience thermal discomfort, increased strain, decreased performance and cold-related … Continue reading Timely Reminder! “Working Safely Outdoors in Cold Weather”

Working Safely Outdoors in Cold Weather

By Cynthia Roth As the winter months approach, we must pay attention to anyone who might be working or playing in cold environments. Working in a cold environment can involve several adverse effects on human performance and health. Workers suffering from exposure to the cold can experience thermal discomfort, increased strain, decreased performance and cold-related … Continue reading Working Safely Outdoors in Cold Weather