Two recent OSHA fact sheets may be of interest to employers in the agriculture and maritime industries.
Category: Personnel Safety
Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following question: We have numerous tanks on site (mostly <2,500 gallons) that are used in food manufacturing. They are round with a manhole access. We also receive deliveries of milk in tanker trucks. Employees are required to visually inspect the tanks and tankers for cleanliness after the cleaning […]
Recently, one of our subscribers asked the following questions: Is a confined space on a permanently moored casino vessel adjacent to a land-based hotel covered under OSHA’s more restrictive general industry rule or under the maritime rules? Since the general industry standards are more restrictive than the maritime standards, if the vessel does fall under […]
It’s tempting to think that all of your safety and health concerns are limited to the shop floor. But it’s just not true. Keep reading for important information about an office hazard that could have tragic consequences.
Putting on a clean, fresh uniform helps your employees feel good about starting their shift. But there may be risks involved in laundering that uniform at home. Find out more here.
OSHA has launched a new Web page to help employers and employees understand and address violence in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Find out more about this worsening problem and what can be done.
It was a frightening moment for a New York gravedigger when a grave opening he was working on collapsed on him. Find out what happened and make sure your employees aren’t at risk for trench collapses.
Recently, we received the following question from a subscriber:
Employees working in the rain face additional hazards, such as poor visibility and wet, slippery surfaces. Here are work practices that will help prevent accidents and injuries when working in the rain.
A new report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) outlined recommendations to improve comfort for employees who work in moderately cold environments such as food preparation workers who may spend 8 hours or more in refrigerated rooms.