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 […]

Aerospace Safety Article Highlights Industry Safety Challenges

As the aerospace industry expands, safety professionals must address new environmental and workplace safety challenges, according to an article in the March issue of the Professional Safety Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers.  In “Aerospace Safety: The Future Is Now” Gil BevenFlorez highlights the fact that “safety professionals and industrial hygienists must be […]

Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) course Frequently Asked Questions

The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) training module is designed to introduce construction workers, particularly those with supervisory responsibilities such as foremen, to safety leadership principles and give them the skills to be a safety leader who can help create and sustain safe and productive job sites.

OSHA Issues Final Rule to Update General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

OSHA has issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding training and inspection requirements.

OSHA Updates Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs

OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces and evolving safety and health issues.