The OSHA Training Center is offering a series of courses focusing on the hazards associated with confined spaces in the workplace to help employers and workers recognize and prevent confined space hazards but also to provide an overview of OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Space Standard for general industry employers.
Construction is generally acknowledged as a high hazard industry. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that 849 construction workers were killed on the job in 2012 — the highest number of fatalities in any industry.
The OSHA Training Center announces the appointment of Cari Elofson as assistant director. In this key position, Cari will oversee the development, delivery and promotion of high quality OSHA standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry.
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Here’s an important reminder from the OSHA Training Institute Education [...]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a [...]
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 encourages states to develop and operate their own job safety and health programs. OSHA approves and monitors State Plans and provides up to 50 percent of an approved plan's operating costs.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has created a variety of useful resources to help employers understand their responsibilities under the revised record-keeping rule, effective January 1, 2015
The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) Data Center, in conjunction with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has funded the development of a new educational website that catalogs fall protection equipment for residential construction.
OSHA standards require that trenching and excavation sites are inspected daily and as conditions change by a competent person before worker entry in order to ensure elimination of excavation hazards.