National Safety Stand-Down
National Safety Stand-Down week is May 8 – 12, 2017. The focus of this campaign is to prevent “Fall Hazards” and reinforce the importance of “Fall Prevention”. More>>
April is National Safe Digging Month, recognized by Common Ground Alliance, reminds all people who excavate or dig to call 811 before beginning an outdoor digging project. Find out more about 811 in your state.
OSHA Releases recommended practices
OSHA has announced the release of the new recommended practices for the safety and health programs. More>>
Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Provisions Delayed
OSHA delays effective date for enforcing employees’ rights to report workplace injuries, illnesses. More>>
OSHA issues final rule to make employers, public better informed about workplace injuries and illnesses.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a final rule to modernize injury data collection to better inform workers, employers, the public and OSHA about workplace hazards. With this new rule, OSHA is applying the insights of behavioral economics to improve workplace safety and prevent injuries and illnesses. More>>
OSHA issues New Silica Regulations
Last week the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new rules related to silica which could impact any landscape companies that drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and requires controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust. OSHA indicated that they issued the rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. More>>
OSHA updates eye and face protection standards in final rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a final rule that updates requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals and construction. More>>