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 […]

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’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 […]

OSHA Requires Safety Training for Federal Collateral Duty Personnel

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires federal agencies to provide training for collateral duty safety and health personnel and all members of certified occupational safety and health committees commensurate with the scope of their assigned responsibilities.  Since collateral assignments and committee appointments entail safety and health duties and responsibilities over and above their […]