Safety and OSHA News

OSHA sets sights on 2 big construction industry hazards for FY 21

The construction industry will remain a primary focus for OSHA inspectors for the foreseeable future, judging from information contained in the agency’s fiscal year 2019 annual performance report. [Read more…]

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Workplace deaths down overall, but spikes appear in some categories

After a one-time jump of 7% from 2015 to 2016, the number of workplace deaths fell slightly in 2017.

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Top 10 causes of accidental death

Preventable deaths now claim 466 lives per day in the U.S., according to recently updated statistics.  [Read more…]

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Keeping workers safe during hurricane recovery efforts

OSHA urges employers to be prepared to keep their workers safe during extreme weather. [Read more…]

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Top 5 (and bottom 5) states for safety

More than half of states didn’t get a passing grade for safety in the National Safety Council’s (NSC) latest ratings. Is your state one of the best, or one of the worst?  [Read more…]

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Top 10 causes of disabling workplace injuries and their costs

Why is workplace safety a good business investment? Because the alternative is costly, to the tune of almost $60 billion a year, as this new report shows.  [Read more…]

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Feds report decrease in serious workplace injuries

The rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work decreased from 2014 to 2015, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  [Read more…]

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‘Callous disregard’ for safety leads to $89K OSHA fine

An Illinois roofing contractor has been cited by OSHA 19 times for fall hazards since 2006. An OSHA official said the contractor has shown “utter indifference” to the law.  [Read more…]

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Worker fatality rate increases for first time in four years

The federal government’s final count of fatal occupational injuries in 2014 shows an increase from 2013 – the first one since 2010.  [Read more…]

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Window washer falls 11 stories and survives: Cal/OSHA issues fines

A window cleaning company faces citations and fines in connection with an incident in which a window washer fell 11 stories from the roof of a building and survived.  [Read more…]

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