Implementing Ergonomic Principles Reduces the Risk of Developing Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. Exposure to these […]

Rollover Protection for Tractors Pamphlet

The safety of tractor operators is increased when tractors are equipped with a roll bar or cage frame around the operator. The use of these rollover protective structures (ROPS) and a seat belt system can help reduce injuries. Many older tractors without ROPS are still in use. OSHA has issued a pamphlet on Rollover Protection and Operating […]

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 […]

Safeguarding Equipment and Protecting Employees from Amputations

Amputations are among the most severe and disabling workplace injuries that often result in permanent disability. These injuries result from the use and care of machines such as saws, presses, conveyors, and bending, rolling or shaping machines as well as from powered and non-powered hand tools, forklifts, doors, trash compactors and other equipment used for […]

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 […]