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.
OSHA Standards require all employees who work on scaffolds to be trained on scaffold hazard recognition and prevention. Workers must be trained by a qualified* person to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold used and to understand the procedures to control and minimize those hazards.
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.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.
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.
An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65% of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. In a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics study, 72 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed their injuries to planking or support giving way, slipping or being struck by a falling object.