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 […]

Electrical Safety Training Makes the Jobsite Safer for All

OSHA’s Electrical Standards require employers to provide protection to all employees who work on or near any part of an electrical power circuit or are exposed to electrical hazards. Employers and contractors are also required to provide training to all workers who can be exposed to electrical hazards and retraining or updating as needed to […]

Industrial Hygiene: the Science and Art of Recognizing and Controlling Workplace Hazards

Industrial Hygiene is a science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, prevention and control of environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace that may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or others in the community. Because industrial hygiene encompasses a broad spectrum of the work […]

Safety Week

More than 80 national and global construction firms comprising The Construction Industry Safety (CISI) Group and the Incident and Injury Free CEO (IIF) Forum have joined forces to create and celebrate Safety Week from May 7-11, 2018. Safety Week offers an opportunity for employers to share their organization’s commitment to jobsite safety with their communities. […]

Join the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction May 7-11, 2018

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. OSHA is sponsoring its 5th annual National Safety Stand-Down the week of May 7-11, 2018, to raise fall hazard awareness across […]