According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate [...]
OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces and evolving safety and health issues.
View the OSHA Safety Training Class schedule for Fall Protection, Excavation and Trenching Protection and Respiratory Protection classes.
Employee exposure to inadequately guarded machines is a workplace hazard. Register for OSHA 2045 - Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards, June 7-10, Dublin, California.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other federal safety agencies have designated May 2-6, 2016, for the third annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
OSHA Mandates Specialized Safety Training for Federal Agency Collateral Duty [...]
OSHA has addressed construction-related trenching and excavation hazards by developing specific safety standards for the construction industry, making the requirements easier to understand and providing construction 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.
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.
To prevent workers from being injured due to falls from various types of ladders, including extension ladders and stepladders, employers are encouraged to adopt these ladder safety practices.