Employers Play Important Role in Reducing the Spread of Seasonal Flu in their Workplaces

Employers play an important role in reducing the spread of seasonal flu in their workplaces. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided some timely information and guidance to employers and managers on how to protect workers from contracting and spreading the flu in their workplaces. It’s important for employers to develop a workplace […]

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Campaign Offers Safety and Health Program Resources

10 WAYS TO GET YOUR SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAM STARTED If you are not quite ready to implement a complete safety and health program, here are some simple steps you can take to get started. Completing these steps will give you a solid base from which to take on some of the more structured actions […]

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’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 […]