This tragic story provides an important reminder to workers about confined spaces: If they don’t have the proper equipment and training to perform a rescue, they’re risking their own lives by going in to help a co-worker.
The current regulatory approach toward safety and health in the workplace needs improvement, according to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
The head of the National Safety Council calls it their “moon shot goal.” The organization wants to eliminate accidental deaths in our lifetime.
Workers in convenience stores have a seven times higher rate of work-related homicide than workers in other industries, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. A recent NIOSH study suggests some steps store owners can take to prevent workplace violence.
A Philadelphia plumbing contractor is out $43K after a worker was crushed and killed by a passing car while repairing an underground leak. OSHA says a proper work zone could’ve prevented the death.
Last year, an HVAC installer fell through a skylight and died during a construction project in Athens, GA. OSHA recently fined the contractor $54,000 for failing to prevent the tragic accident.
The North Carolina Department of Labor is investigating the death of a 19-year-old worker who was killed after being pulled into a wood chipper his first day on the job.
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OSHA has issued its final rule on confined space work in the construction industry. Here’s what you need to know: