Workers’ Memorial Day

In 1970 the AFL-CIO declared April 28 Workers’ Memorial Day to honor the hundreds of thousands of working people killed and injured on the job every year. Workers’ Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and to promote improvements in workplace safety. Following the passage of the Occupational […]

National Work Zone Awareness Week

National Work Zone Awareness Week is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. The 2018 National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 9-13, 2018. 2018 Theme: Work Zone Safety: Everybody’s […]

OSHA Provides Resources to Support the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for construction requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers. The standard provides flexible alternatives. Employers can either use the control methods laid out in Table 1 of the construction standard, or they can measure workers’ exposure to silica and […]

OSHA Extends Certification Deadline for Operators of Cranes in Construction

OSHA is delaying its deadline for employers to ensure that operators of cranes in construction are certified by one year until November 10, 2018. OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same one-year period. This one-year extension provides additional time for […]

On-site OSHA Safety Training Delivers High Value

All occupational safety and health curriculum offered by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center can be fully customized to match an organization’s specific requirements and goals, and delivered on-site by highly experienced instructors. A growing number of organizations of all sizes and industries are recognizing the many benefits of providing OSHA standards-based safety and health […]