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Best of 2022: Infographics, Pt. 1

As we wrap up 2022, we’re taking a look back at some of our highlights from this year. Take a look at some of our favorite infographics from 2022.

OSHA Top 10 List for FY 2022

The construction industry fall protection standard remains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standard for the 12th year in a row, the agency announced on September 20. Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented a list of preliminary figures for fiscal year (FY) 2022—the fiscal year ends September 30—during the National Safety Council’s (NSC) 2022 Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego, California.

Here are the FY 2022 top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations. Check out this article and our Back to Basics: OSHA Top 10 Edition article for more information.

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Opioid Use at Work

Opioid and substance use is a prevalent issue that causes hazards to the individual using and their coworkers around them.

EHS professionals need to be aware of the scope of the problem and the proper prevention strategies and programs they can use to keep their workforce safe.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) provides extensive information and materials that can help employers understand and help their workforce with opioid addiction in their respective industries.

Here’s what you need to know about opioid use in the workplace. Check out our Back to Basics: Opioid and Substance Use in the Workplace article and NIEHS’s presentation for more information.

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Chemical Hazard Management

Despite many policy changes and updates that have occurred in the last year, OSHA continues strong enforcement of longstanding regulations for well-established hazards like falls, lockout/tagout, unguarded machinery, and workplace chemicals. The agency’s hazard communication standard (HCS) remains one of OSHA’s most frequently cited standards, cited 1,947 times in fiscal year (FY) 2021.

Here’s what you need to know about managing workplace chemical hazards. Check out our Back to Basics: Managing Workplace Chemical Hazards article for more details.

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Landscaping Safety

Landscapers are exposed to all kinds of different hazards on a daily basis, ranging from heat and weather hazards, chemical exposures, accidents with machinery or tools, construction dangers, and the physical stress of lifting and other awkward postures. OSHA provides a full list of potential hazards that landscapers face and the possible solutions that can help workers reduce and avoid these hazards altogether. Here’s what you need to know about landscaping safety. Check out our Back to Basics: Landscaping Hazards and Safety article for more information.

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