OSHA shared its top 10 standard violations for fiscal year 2019 at the NSC Safety Expo in San Diego. The types of violations among the top 10 did not change, however, lockout/tagout moved from No. 5 to No. 4. A newcomer to last year’s list remains in the No. 10 position.
BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 11, 2019
OSHA's Safe + Sound Week is Aug. 10-16, 2020. The nationwide effort uses events, activities, and social cheer-leading to galvanize industrial workplaces on workplace safety. OSHA's goal is to rally support.
On work sites of every variety, heights can pose a greater risk than workers realize. Working near roofing edges, on large ladders, and towering scaffolding requires extra attention for fall prevention and protection should a fall occur.
Young workers are often less likely to speak up about their health and safety concerns at work. To help encourage teens to communicate and to work safely, the Oregon Young Employee Safety Coalition each year sponsors a video contest. The videos allow teens to create safety messages for peers.
After noticing an increase in trench work violations, injuries, and deaths, OSHA is ramping up educational efforts. Teaming up with industry professionals, equipment suppliers, and others, the agency will expand outreach to help protect workers nationally.
OSHA is set to investigate businesses with high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses. Workplaces should take this time to evaluate their OSHA compliance. Take simple steps to meet the protocols of standards by establishing and improving safety and health programs. Not only does a workplace b
New technologies are being explored in all facets of industry, including mining. While mining has its hazards, the industry is safer than ever. MSHA and other agencies are working on advances to mining, including more electrification. This is expected to add to the industry's efficiency and safety b
According to government agencies, workplace injuries may be going down but accidents that are killing workers are increasing. Data show poisonings, falls, and vehicle crashes among the top incidents of preventable deaths. Here are several tips workplaces use to ensure safety in these areas.