Fall Protection Continues to Lead OSHA’s Top 10 List of Citations

Fall Protection once again leads OSHA’s Top 10 list of the most frequently cited violations for the sixth straight year. The Top 10 list not only highlights the lack of fall protection on jobsites, but also includes a high rate of citations for fall-related safety issues on scaffolding (number 3) and in the use of […]

Many Workers Unaware of Potential Workplace Electrical Hazards

Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. OSHA’s electrical standards are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires and explosions. Engineers, electricians and other professionals work with electricity directly, while others, such as office workers and sales people, work with electricity indirectly but may also be […]

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 […]