Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, including crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns and blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries.
Employers and contractors who implement electrical safety training can not only ensure their company’s compliance with OSHA safety standards, but, more importantly, reduce the risk of electrical accidents and enhance the level of protection for everyone at the job site.
Cal/OSHA Standards for General Industry (OSHA 5119) has been developed in partnership with CAL/OSHA, and emphasizes general industry standards and compliance with the Title 8 Industrial Relations section of the California Code of Regulations (CCR).
Falls continue to be the leading cause of fatalities in construction, accounting for about one-third of all fatalities in the industry. OSHA has developed a standard for fall protection that deals with both human and equipment-related issues in protecting workers from fall hazards.