OSHA Short Courses Offer Safety Fundamentals

OSHA offers short courses ranging from 4-8 hours in length to provide the fundamentals of safety on a variety of topics. Shorter courses give employers and workers an affordable and practical opportunity to learn key elements of occupational safety and health on specific subject matter that is relevant to their individual workplaces. Upcoming short courses […]

OSHA Provides Many Trenching and Excavation Safety Resources

OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards a priority goal. Trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers’ lives. To prevent cave-ins OSHA recommends: SLOPE or bench trench walls SHORE trench walls with supports, or SHIELD trench walls with trench boxes Employers should also ensure there is a safe way to enter […]

OSHA’s HAZWOPER Standards Designed to Protect Workers during Hazardous Waste, Emergency Response and Cleanup Operations

An unexpected release of hazardous substances, or a substantial threat of a hazardous substance release, can pose a significant health and safety risk to workers. Unexpected releases can be caused by operation failures and unrelated outside events, such as natural disasters or terrorism. Workers can encounter hazardous substances through waste dumped in the environment—a serious […]

OSHA Provides Guidance to Identify and Control Root Causes of Accidents

Investigating a worksite incident— a fatality, injury, illness or close call— provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, it enables employers and workers to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents. Incident investigations that focus on […]

Fall Protection Leads OSHA’s 2018 Top 10 List of Most Frequently Cited Standards for 8th Year

OSHA publishes its Top 10 List of most frequent citations annually to help guide employers and workers in identifying the most common hazards in their workplaces. OSHA considers the most frequently cited standards a starting point for organizations to focus on reducing potential hazards that can be the most harmful to their workers. Fall Protection […]