OSHA Provides Resources to Support the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for construction requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers. The standard provides flexible alternatives. Employers can either use the control methods laid out in Table 1 of the construction standard, or they can measure workers’ exposure to silica and […]

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 […]

OSHA Updates Outreach Training Program Landing Page

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated its Outreach Training Program landing page, which now features up to date information and resources, including: PROGRAM INFORMATION Program Overview Statistics FAQs FOR WORKERS How to Find Trainers Outreach Trainer Watch List FOR TRAINERS Program Requirements Trainer Information by Industry Construction General Industry Maritime Industry Disaster […]

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 […]

Workplace Safety and the Flu

OSHA has created a webpage that provides information for workers and employers on reducing the spread of seasonal flu in workplaces, including the basic precautions to be used in all workplaces and additional precautions for healthcare settings. Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated guidance for protecting individuals from seasonal flu, […]