OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Spaces Overview

Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered to be “confined” because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter into, work in or exit from them. Many workers face increased risk of exposure to serious physical injury from hazards such as entrapment, engulfment and hazardous atmospheric conditions in confined spaces. Confinement in certain […]

OSHA Maritime Industry Publications

OSHA has published a wide variety of materials available in print or online, including brochures, booklets, fact sheets, posters, QuickFacts and QuickCards, covering the maritime industry, commercial fishing, shipyard employment and the longshoring and marine terminals industries. Printed publications can be ordered online at www.osha.gov/publications or by calling 1-800-321-OSHA (6742) for assistance. Click here to […]

Fatality Mapping Project

The Fatality Mapping Project is raising awareness of the number of lives lost each year in construction.  The maps include information from ongoing OSHA investigations and online media sources.  Although the maps do not capture all work-related construction fatalities, they do portray a substantial number of fatal injuries, illustrating the need for improved health and […]

Aerospace Safety Article Highlights Industry Safety Challenges

As the aerospace industry expands, safety professionals must address new environmental and workplace safety challenges, according to an article in the March issue of the Professional Safety Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers.  In “Aerospace Safety: The Future Is Now” Gil BevenFlorez highlights the fact that “safety professionals and industrial hygienists must be […]

Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) course Frequently Asked Questions

The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) training module is designed to introduce construction workers, particularly those with supervisory responsibilities such as foremen, to safety leadership principles and give them the skills to be a safety leader who can help create and sustain safe and productive job sites.