Scaffolding Safety Requires Employer Vigilance to Protect Workers

An estimated 2.3 million workers, or 65% of the construction industry, work on scaffolds, and thousands of workers are injured every year in scaffolding-related accidents. Scaffolding is consistently ranked third on OSHA’s Top Ten List of the most frequently cited standards violations. These statistics are an indication of how vitally important it is for employers […]

Lockout/Tagout Controls Hazardous Energy and Safeguards Workers

Energy sources, including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal or other sources in machines and equipment can be extremely hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can cause serious and even fatal injury to employees. According to OSHA failure to control hazardous […]

Safeguarding Machinery Protects Workers and Saves Lives

Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns or blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries. Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact injure the […]

Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18, 2019

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace. Throughout the year, businesses show their commitment to safety by focusing on management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Each August we invite […]

OSHA Training Institute Education Center Offers Discounts

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center offers course discounts for: Veterans – active and retired ASSE members United Contractors members Groupsof 3+ from same organization Call (866) 936-OSHA (6742) to learn more about how you or your organization may qualify for course discounts.