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“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”

Safety Photo of the Day Portfolio #1 – August 2014

Workplace PPE Inforgraphic – “PPE – The Basics”

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Safety Photo of the Day Portfolio #1 – April 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’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?”

The Dangers of Working at Heights

New data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) show you don’t have to fall very far for the fall to be deadly. In 2011, CFOI began collecting information on the height of fatal falls. In construction, almost half of the fatal falls (48.8 percent) were from 20 feet or less, 14 percent were … Continue reading The Dangers of Working at Heights

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?”

What Is On OSHA’s 2013 Agenda?

The biggest rulemaking action OSHA plans to accomplish in the coming year is issuing a final rule on construction confined space safety. The general industry standard, 29 CFR 1910.146, has never been extended to construction because construction sites are unique and their hazards change, but the agency has been working on a construction rule for … Continue reading What Is On OSHA’s 2013 Agenda?

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

Who Is At Fault When an Employee Fails to Use Assigned PPE?

When a painting company got a contract to paint a highway bridge, scaffolds were suspended from the bridge. And because employees would be working 30 feet above the ground, use of fall protection in the form of a personal fall arrest system secured directly to the bridge was required and issued to each scaffold worker. … Continue reading Who Is At Fault When an Employee Fails to Use Assigned PPE?

Data Shows 10 Standards Draw 44 Percent of Citations Issued

OSHA has published data on its most frequently cited standards, as well as penalty amounts for fiscal year 2011 (October 2010 through September 2011). The results show that the ‘Top 10’ most frequently cited standards make up almost 44 percent of the citations issued with fall protection in construction and hazard communication in general industry … Continue reading Data Shows 10 Standards Draw 44 Percent of Citations Issued

Building Demolition Safety & Demolishing A Building Las Vegas Style!

Leave it to Las Vegas to demolish a building in "style!" Demolition Safety Introduction Demolition work involves many of the hazards associated with construction. However, demolition incurs additional hazards due to unknown factors such as: deviations from the structure's design introduced during construction, approved or unapproved modifications that altered the original design, materials hidden within … Continue reading Building Demolition Safety & Demolishing A Building Las Vegas Style!

OSHA Announces Three Month Phase-in for Residential Construction Fall Protection – June 15th – September 15th, 2011

OSHA has announced a three month phase-in period to allow residential construction employers to come into compliance with the Agency's new directive, Compliance Guidance for Residential Construction - STD 03-11-002, to provide residential construction workers with fall protection. "We want to make sure that the residential construction industry has every opportunity to successfully come into … Continue reading OSHA Announces Three Month Phase-in for Residential Construction Fall Protection – June 15th – September 15th, 2011

National Safety Survey: Accidents Happen … Or Do They?

When asked about the current state of workplace safety, EHS professionals responded in droves – but didn’t always agree. A record number of more than 1,200 EHS professionals responded to EHS Today's annual National Safety Survey to share information about themselves, their work environments and their views on the current state of workplace safety. With … Continue reading National Safety Survey: Accidents Happen … Or Do They?