Accident Investigations Help Safeguard Employees and Protect Organizations

Thousands of workplace accidents occur in the US every day, usually caused by the failure of people or equipment and materials not functioning as expected. Accident investigations determine not only what happened, but also how and why. By using the information gained through an investigation, a similar or perhaps more serious accident may be prevented. […]

Entry Level Workers Need Safety Training

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA standards, which have helped prevent countless workplace tragedies, include specific safety and health training requirements to ensure that workers have the required skills and knowledge to safely do their work. Research has shown that workers […]

SLOPE IT. SHORE IT. SHIELD IT. OSHA Promotes Trenching and Excavation Safety

OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards a top priority. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, excavation and trench-related fatalities in 2016 were nearly double the average of the previous five years. The primary hazard of trenching and excavation is employee injury from collapses, or cave-ins. To prevent cave-ins: SLOPE or bench trench […]

Safety Inspections Help Reduce Workplace Hazards

Safety inspections can be very effective in providing a systematic method for companies to eliminate workplace hazards.  The most effective inspections are done by employees familiar with the workplace, task or job, or by a supervisor and an employee from the area working together. When conducting a safety inspection, it’s important to look at the […]

FREE Downloadable APPs for Safety Professionals 

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center has compiled a list of free downloadable APPs as a service for safety professionals. Download PDF Version Any reference obtained from this list to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by Chabot-Las Positas Community College District or the OSHA Training Institute Education Center of […]