“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”

“Safety Photo of the Day” – “Ladder Safety”

Basic Ladder Safety Ladders are tools.  Many of the basic safety rules that apply to most tools also apply to the safe use of a ladder: If you feel tired or dizzy, or are prone to losing your balance, stay off the ladder. Do not use ladders in high winds or storms. Wear clean slip-resistant … Continue reading “Safety Photo of the Day” – “Ladder Safety”

“OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For Fiscal Year 2014”

Speaking at the 2014 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, shared preliminary numbers for the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards in fiscal year (FY) 2014. Keep reading to find out what made the cut this year and how you can avoid these common … Continue reading “OSHA Announces Top 10 Violations For Fiscal Year 2014”

“Shake Hands With Danger” – “Caterpillar Construction Safety Video – 1970”

  HIGHLIGHTS What's New New OSHA schedules informal hearing on proposed extension of crane operator certification deadline. OSHA News Release [4/15/2014] New OSHA announces national stand-down for fall prevention in construction [3/19/14] New No more falling workers: OSHA focuses on protecting cell tower employees after increase in worksite fatalities. OSHA News Release, (2014 Feb. 11) … Continue reading “Shake Hands With Danger” – “Caterpillar Construction Safety Video – 1970”

OSHA Fiscal Year 2013 “Top 10 Cited Violations”

OSHA unveiled its List of the 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for fiscal year (“FY”) 2013 (i.e., October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013).  The announcement came at the 2013 National Safety Council Congress and Expo. Here is the full list for Fiscal Year  2013: 1926.501 – Fall Protection (cited 8,241 times during FY 2013) … Continue reading OSHA Fiscal Year 2013 “Top 10 Cited Violations”

OSHA Fiscal Year 2011 “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards”

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Fiscal 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011) The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find … Continue reading OSHA Fiscal Year 2011 “Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards”

OSHA Top 10 Violations For 2012 Announced At NSC Congress & Expo

OSHA announced the top 10 violations of its safety rules for the fiscal year 2012 (October 2011 to September 2012) at the 2012 NSC (National Safety Council) Congress and Expo in Orlando. NSC is attended this year by an estimated 15,000 safety professionals, executive managers, and other professionals involved in both worker and public safety. … Continue reading OSHA Top 10 Violations For 2012 Announced At NSC Congress & Expo

Safety Photo of the Day: Why Having Effective Safety Guidelines for “Slips, Trips & Falls” Is Imperative

Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking/working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed. Walking/working surfaces … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day: Why Having Effective Safety Guidelines for “Slips, Trips & Falls” Is Imperative

Toolbox Talks Resource – Great Topics & Information

Toolbox Talks General General safety toolbox topics. Behavioral Safety Toolbox topics on behavioral safety. Disease Prevention Toolbox talks related to disease prevention Electrical Hazards Toolbox topics associated with electrical hazards Ergonomics Ergonomic toolbox topics Fatigue Fatigue, shiftwork and related toolbox topics Fire Fire associated toolbox topics Forklifts Forklift and other powered industrial truck related toolbox … Continue reading Toolbox Talks Resource – Great Topics & Information

OSHA Weekly Challenge! – Test Your Knowledge, This Weeks Topic: Ladder Safety

                  Courtesy of BLR® Please choose your answer below: How should you set up a ladder? Place the base of the ladder 1 foot from the wall for every 4 feet between the base and the support point Place the base of the ladder 1 foot from … Continue reading OSHA Weekly Challenge! – Test Your Knowledge, This Weeks Topic: Ladder Safety

Safety Photo of the Day! – Why Scaffolding Safety Is Important!

Scaffolding In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 88 fatalities occurred in the year 2007 from scaffolds, staging. More... [42 KB PDF, 5 pages]. In a Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) study, 72% of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day! – Why Scaffolding Safety Is Important!