Ergonomic Principles Can Prevent Musculoskeletal and Nerve Disorders

Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).  Lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively have all been identified as risk factors.  MSDs such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, […]

Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda and Minutes: May 4, 2017

The mission of the Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee is to promote and improve occupational health and safety conditions and public safety in California. The committee functions by providing information, advice and assistance regarding programs and activities within the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), particularly those of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).  The Committee […]

How OSHA Helps Small Business

OSHA’s Small Business Assistance provides resources designed specifically for small business employers, including safety and health tools and publications.

May Safety Spotlight and Featured OSHA Training Center Classes

View the OSHA Safety Training Class schedule for Fall Protection, Excavation and Trenching Protection and Respiratory Protection classes.

Safeguarding Machinery Protects Workers and Saves Lives

Employee exposure to inadequately guarded machines is a workplace hazard. Register for OSHA 2045 – Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards, June 7-10, Dublin, California.