OSHA Launches Annual Heat Illness Prevention Campaign

OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers from heat. Our safety message comes down to three key […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]