OSHA and NAWIC Renew Alliance to Protect Safety and Health of Female Construction Workers

OSHA and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) have renewed an ongoing alliance to continue promoting safe and healthful working conditions for female construction workers. The five-year alliance will focus on hazards of particular concern to women in the construction industry, including personal protective equipment selection, sanitation and workplace intimidation and violence. Alliance […]

OSHA Highlights Whistleblower Protection Programs

OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Programs enforce the whistleblower provisions of more than twenty federal whistleblower statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety and health laws related to airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities. […]

OSHA Launches Injury Tracking Application to Facilitate Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records by Employers

New employer requirement to electronically submit injury and illness data is highlighted by the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Dublin, CA December 4, 2017 (via PRWeb) The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, has announced the […]

OSHA’s Final Rule Protects Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

OSHA has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. OSHA estimates that the rule will save over 600 […]

Excavation and Trenching are High Hazard Operations

Trenching and excavation are widely recognized as among the most hazardous construction operations, resulting in an average of two deaths per month and hundreds of injuries each year due to trench collapses.   OSHA has addressed construction-related trenching and excavation hazards by developing specific safety standards for the construction industry, making the requirements easier to understand […]