Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

Note: This video may sound and seem funny, but it's not, these are dangerous acts and accidents! Frequently Asked Questions about Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training The powered industrial truck operator training requirements apply to all industries where trucks are being used, except agricultural operations. 1. What is the definition of a powered industrial truck? … Continue reading Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

“New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety”

Contact: Christina Spring (202) 245-0633 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new Ladder Safety smart phone application (app). This new app uses visual and audio signals to make it easier for workers using extension ladders to check the angle the ladder is positioned at, as well as access … Continue reading “New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety”

“Australia Officially Has The Most Adorably Morbid Safety Video Ever!”

WARNING: Do not attempt any of the things mentioned in this video. Except that last thing. Definitely do the last thing. Oh, and sorry in advance if this gets stuck in your head.

Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

“N95 Day” – 9/5/2014 – National Awareness Day Highlights Importance of Respirators

On September 5 th the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will celebrate “N95 Day,” a national health awareness day focused on increasing workers’ knowledge of on-the-job respiratory safety and protection. NIOSH estimates that every day over 20 million workers, in dozens of industries, are exposed to airborne health risks. The theme for … Continue reading “N95 Day” – 9/5/2014 – National Awareness Day Highlights Importance of Respirators

Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

Note: This video may sound and seem funny, but it's not, these are dangerous acts and accidents! Frequently Asked Questions about Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training The powered industrial truck operator training requirements apply to all industries where trucks are being used, except agricultural operations. 1. What is the definition of a powered industrial truck? … Continue reading Forklift Safety – “Are Your Employees Trained Properly?”

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?”

Health Care Workers Lack Hazardous Chemicals Training According To NIOSH

"Safeguarding health care workers from potential occupational hazards is an essential part of providing good jobs for these dedicated men and women, and furthering high-quality patient care," NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard said. Health care workers who routinely come in contact with hazardous chemicals lack training and awareness of employer procedures to adequately protect themselves … Continue reading Health Care Workers Lack Hazardous Chemicals Training According To NIOSH

“What Is Workplace Violence?” & How To Prevent It

Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading “What Is Workplace Violence?” & How To Prevent It

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”

Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

OSHA Crystalline Silica Rulemaking Proposal

Inhalation of very small (respirable) crystalline silica particles puts workers at risk for silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and kidney disease. OSHA recently released a proposed rule to protect workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica. What is Crystalline Silica? Respirable crystalline silica – very small particles at least 100 times smaller than … Continue reading OSHA Crystalline Silica Rulemaking Proposal

NIOSH – All Workplace Safety & Health Topics

  A   Abrasive Blasting Acrylamide Acrylonitrile Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Aerosols Agriculture Agricultural Safety and Injury Prevention Ammonia Anthrax Anthropometry Antineoplastic Agents Antimony Asbestos Arsenic Asphalt Fumes Asthma and Allergies Avian Influenza (Flu) B Benzene Beryllium Bicycle Saddles and Reproductive Health Bloodborne Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B & C) Body Art … Continue reading NIOSH – All Workplace Safety & Health Topics

NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Information

Safety & Prevention Adult Blood Lead Epidemiology and Surveillance (ABLES) Agricultural Safety and Injury Prevention Anthropometry Cancer - NIOSH Evaluation of its Cancer and REL Policies Chemical Safety Chest Radiography Construction Safety and Health Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Control Banding Cost-effective Rollover Protective Structures (CROPS) Direct Reading Methods Electrical Safety (Injury) Engineering Controls Equipment Design … Continue reading NIOSH Workplace Safety & Health Information

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?”

OSHA and NIOSH Issue Hazard Alert on 1-bromopropane, Urge Efforts to Safeguard Workers From Exposure to Toxic Chemical

OSHA News Release: [07/31/2013] Contact Name: Adriano Llosa Phone Number: (202) 693-4686 Email: Llosa.Adriano.t Release Number: 13-1563-NAT OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert on 1-bromopropane, urge efforts to safeguard workers from exposure to toxic chemical WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and … Continue reading OSHA and NIOSH Issue Hazard Alert on 1-bromopropane, Urge Efforts to Safeguard Workers From Exposure to Toxic Chemical