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 […]

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.

Employers Have Responsibilities to Protect Temporary Workers

Temporary workers are those supplied to a host employer and paid by a staffing agency, whether or not the job is actually temporary. Whether temporary or permanent, all workers always have a right to a safe and healthy workplace. The staffing agency and the staffing agency’s client (the host employer) are joint employers of temporary […]

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. The OSHA Training […]