“Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2016 fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, … Continue reading “Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

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“Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2016 fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, … Continue reading “Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety”

“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”

New! – “OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool”

OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool is an interactive, online, game-based training tool for small business owners, workers and others interested in learning the core concepts of hazard identification. After using this tool, users will better understand the process to identify hazards in their own workplace. This tool is intended to: (1) Teach small business owners and … Continue reading New! – “OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool”

“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?”

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!

OSHA Violations: Cited Violations Climb in Fiscal Year 2010

OSHA just released the top 10 most frequently cited violations of OSHA standards for all companies and industries in 2010. OSHA made approximately 94,000 citations in 2010. This list of top 10 accounts for almost half of all violations issued by OSHA. Here it is with the regulation, a link to the exact language of … Continue reading OSHA Violations: Cited Violations Climb in Fiscal Year 2010