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.
Military expectations are high when it comes to labeling products for MIL-STD-129 shipping and MIL-STD-130 asset management. Companies contracting with the military need to follow these standards, and it is important to use the right materials for thorough compliance and efficiency.
A fifth of fatal occupational injuries stems from those working in installation, maintenance, and repairs. To help improve safety, OSHA and the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals are teaming up to bring more hazard awareness communication and mitigation to the forefront.
A report by the Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries shows exposure limits in various industries are being exceeded. When workplaces do not follow exposure limit protocols there is a greater risk to employee safety as well as an increased risk to work site damage.