In a final rule published March 25, 2016, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated requirements for eye and face protections for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring operations, marine terminals, and construction.
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Adrian Mitchell, an apprentice diesel fitter in Tasmania, Australia, was retracting a 3-inch hose in May 2013 when the hose control became stuck in the “on” position. The hose, which was equipped with a heavy metal fitting at its loose end, began to whip around. It hit Mitchell in the side of the head—but his […]
It could have been the last day of work ever for 51-year-old Anthony Ryecroft. The maintenance fitter, who worked at a steel mill in Cumbria, England, was repairing a roll-up door in his employer’s warehouse when it fell. Ryecroft was struck on the head, and he and a coworker both suffered badly broken legs in […]
Improving Worker Health and Safety by Design NIOSH broadly defines “green” jobs as those “that help to improve the environment.” These may include jobs related to renewable energy like solar and wind, jobs in recycling, jobs in the manufacturing of cleaner more sustainable products, and jobs where workers use these greener products such as […]
As the revised safety signage rules go into effect, you may have questions about how the changes will affect your workplace. Here are some Fads that can help. Today’s Q & A is presented courtesy of Clarion Safety Systems, LLC, the leading designer and manufacturer of visual safety solutions that help customers in more than […]
In September, OSHA issued a direct final rule revising requirements for workplace safety signs. Find out what the changes mean to you. The goal of the new rule is to create a single, national uniform system of hazard recognition. OSHA believes that such consistency will create more effective communication, which in turn, should help achieve […]