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 […]

WATER. REST. SHADE. Keep Workers Safe in the Heat

OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers from heat. OSHA standards require employers with workers exposed to high […]

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 […]