Safe Storage of Hazardous Materials is Essential to Worker Safety

The safe storage of hazardous materials is essential to any workplace safety program in order to prevent injuries, fires and other hazardous conditions. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard requires employers to inform workers about the hazards of chemicals they come in contact with through Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and appropriate labels.  Information about the identities and […]

Effective Incident Investigations Focus on Root Causes

OSHA strongly encourages employers to investigate all incidents in which a worker was hurt as well as close calls in which a worker might have been hurt if the circumstances had been slightly different. Investigating a worksite incident— a fatality, injury, illness, or close call— provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in […]

Recent OSHA Compliance Assistance Products

OSHA has recently issued or updated many of its compliance assistance products. Among the many products available are: Booklets and Guidance Documents Cards Fact Sheets Posters Safety and Health Information Bulletins Web Resources CLICK HERE for a complete list and links to OSHA’s new compliance assistance products. Many publications with an OSHA publication number can […]

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 […]