2019 Trench Safety Stand Down June 17-21

OSHA is promoting a Trench Safety Stand Down sponsored by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) in support of its National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation. The Trench Safety Stand Down, which takes place the week of June 17-21, 2019, encourages employers to talk to their workers about trench and excavation hazards to reinforce the use of […]

Learn More About Becoming an OSHA Outreach Trainer

The OSHA Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program that provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace. OSHA authorizes trainers who complete the 4-day training course in construction, general industry, maritime industry or disaster site preparedness to conduct the 10-hour and 30-hour […]

Silica Resource Guide for Contractors

The recently implemented OSHA silica standards for construction and general industry have created many questions for contractors faced with implementing practical solutions to ensure compliance. Contractors and employers face many challenges in their day-to-day work environments. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to compliance and it often requires significant investments of time and money. Nevertheless, safety […]

Take 3 in 30 Challenge

Safe + Sound is a year-round campaign sponsored by OSHA to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program. Management Leadership is a core element of a workplace safety and health program. OSHA is inviting employers to accelerate your program and show your commitment in your workplace by taking the 3 in 30 […]

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 […]