OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety & Health Programs in Construction Stress Find and Fix Approach to Job Site Safety

Establishing a safety and health program at your construction job site is one of the most effective ways of protecting your workers. Losing workers to injury or illness, even for a short time, can cause significant disruption and cost—to you as well as the workers and their families. It can also damage workplace morale, productivity, […]

OSHA Announces Updated National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation

OSHA has announced that it has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities.  The updated NEP is designed to increase education and enforcement efforts. The program began on October 1, 2018, with a three-month period of education and prevention outreach.  During this period, OSHA will continue […]

Fall Protection is Vital for Workplace Safety

OSHA requires employers to set up their workplaces to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. Fall protection must be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet […]

General Industry Outreach Trainers must attend Update Course every 4 years to maintain Trainer Authorization

General Industry Outreach Trainers who are interested in maintaining their Outreach Trainer authorization are required to attend OSHA 503-Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers every four years. This 3 day course provides an update on OSHA General Industry Standards and OSHA policies, and is a refresher course for those who have completed OSHA 501-Trainer Course for […]

Does Investing in Workplace Safety and Health Programs Pay Off?

Workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities not only cause untold pain and suffering to employees and their families, but also cost organizations billions of dollars in wasteful and often preventable expenses.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses. Many direct costs can […]