OSHA Publishes Training Requirements for Workplace Safety

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. No person should ever have to be injured, become ill, or die for a paycheck. OSHA’s mission is to ensure the protection of workers and prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths by setting and enforcing standards, […]

That Was No Accident!

When you hear the word “accident,” you probably think of an unexpected, random event that no one could foresee or prevent. Accidents “just happen.” However, most workplace injuries and illnesses don’t just happen—they are usually predictable and preventable. That’s why OSHA calls them “incidents” instead of “accidents.” While using a different word might seem like […]

OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety & Health Programs in Construction Stress Find and Fix Approach to Job Site Safety

Establishing a safety and health program at your construction job site is one of the most effective ways of protecting your workers. Losing workers to injury or illness, even for a short time, can cause significant disruption and cost—to you as well as the workers and their families. It can also damage workplace morale, productivity, […]

OSHA Announces Updated National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation

OSHA has announced that it has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities.  The updated NEP is designed to increase education and enforcement efforts. The program began on October 1, 2018, with a three-month period of education and prevention outreach.  During this period, OSHA will continue […]

Does Investing in Workplace Safety and Health Programs Pay Off?

Workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities not only cause untold pain and suffering to employees and their families, but also cost organizations billions of dollars in wasteful and often preventable expenses.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses. Many direct costs can […]