Implementing Ergonomic Principles Reduces the Risk of Developing Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. Exposure to these […]

OSHA Sponsors Young Worker Safety Campaign

OSHA is partnering with worker safety organizations on #MySafeSummerJob, a social media campaign to educate young workers about their rights in the workplace, how to speak up about dangerous work conditions and how to protect themselves on the job. Safe work is rewarding work. Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace and must follow all […]

Construction Contractors are urged to Promote Fall Prevention Awareness to Support OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down Week

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only OSHA authorized OTI Education Center headquartered in Northern California, is urging construction contractors to participate in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction during the week of May 6-10, 2019, by taking a break during the workday to reinforce […]

Rollover Protection for Tractors Pamphlet

The safety of tractor operators is increased when tractors are equipped with a roll bar or cage frame around the operator. The use of these rollover protective structures (ROPS) and a seat belt system can help reduce injuries. Many older tractors without ROPS are still in use. OSHA has issued a pamphlet on Rollover Protection and Operating […]

OSHA Urges Employers to Prevent Worker Exposure to Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous, colorless, odorless and tasteless gas. Although it has no detectable odor, CO is often mixed with other gases that do have an odor. You can inhale carbon monoxide along with gases that you can smell and not know that CO is present. CO is a common industrial hazard resulting […]