The purpose of an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies.
Many American workers spend over 40 hours a week at work and almost 15 million work full time on evening, night, rotating or other irregular shifts. Work schedules like these may cause worker fatigue.
OSHA's online newsletter, QuickTakes, provides the latest news about enforcement actions, rulemaking, outreach activities, compliance assistance, and training and educational resources.
Many job creators ask their workers to obtain an OSHA card. This often refers to the Outreach Training Program's 10-hour and 30-hour safety courses.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gives employees and their representatives the right to file a complaint and request an OSHA inspection of their workplace.
All employers are required to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye.
An estimated 2.3 million workers, or 65% of the construction industry, work on scaffolds, and thousands of workers are injured every year in scaffolding-related accidents.
According to OSHA, failure to control hazardous energy accounts for nearly 10% of serious accidents in many industries.
Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded.
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace.