Employers should be extra vigilant in controlling the workplace safety and health hazards that peak during the summer months, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region 7 office in Kansas City, Missouri, urged.
Although office and administrative work is largely considered low risk, that shouldn’t make office safety any less of a priority. Office workers can still be exposed to preventable hazards that could cause an injury or illness. Workplace injuries and illnesses can have many negative repercussions, including disrupting daily operations, reducing employee morale and increasing costs […]
Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in construction, accounting for one-third of worker deaths in the industry, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH and OSHA, along with The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), are cosponsoring a National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction the week of […]
Beginning in 1971, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has partnered with employers, health and safety professionals, and other safety advocates as a means of establishing safe and healthful workplaces throughout the industry.
Yesterday in our series on holiday hazards, we talked about the ways workers can hurt themselves when they’re trying to get at something that’s out of reach. But falls from elevations are not the only hazard workers face during the holidays; they may also be at increased risk from falls on the same level.
Ah, the holidays! Twinkly lights, evergreen wreaths, chirpy music, family gatherings … and hazards that don’t apply to any other time of year. The EHS Daily Advisor’s upcoming series on holiday hazards will help you remind your workers of the hazards their holiday activities can present, both in and out of the workplace. The best […]
Slips, trips, and falls are a perpetual thorn in the side of EHS professionals. The hazard is so complex (and persistent across all types of industries) that it can be very difficult to manage. However, awareness is key—and to help boost awareness with strategies for fall prevention, we’re talking with Thom Disch, author of Stop […]
Though there are more fall protection resources than ever before in terms of training, products, and regulatory attention, the number of injuries due to slips, trips, and falls in the workplace continues to rise nationwide, and California is no exception. In 2015 alone, Cal/OSHA reported that there were over 20,000 injuries caused by slips, trips, […]
As we get ready to enter week 3 of the National Safety Council’s (NSC) annual National Safety Month, the focus is on falls—and with good reason. Violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) general requirements for fall protection topped the list of most frequently cited standards for fiscal year 2017, and falls remain […]
At the American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Safety 2018 Conference and Exposition in San Antonio, Texas, ASSP’s outgoing President Jim Smith presented a session titled “The A1264.1 Standard: Wall and Roof Openings; Stairs and Guardrails/Handrails,” which examined some advantages, disadvantages, and other considerations for using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards 1264.1 and […]