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By recognizing National Safety Month through events such as “Safety Awareness Day” or “Workplace Safety Week,” organizations can have a substantial impact on reducing workplace injuries and promoting a culture of safety.
PAWA legislation would modernize the 42-year-old Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in industries that have outpaced decades-old government regulation. The act clarifies an employer’s duty to provide a safe working environment; improves OSHA reporting, inspection and enforcement efforts; extends OSHA protections to 8.5 million American workers not currently covered; protects workers who blow the whistle on unsafe conditions and increases penalties for those who break the law.
This final rule applies the same crane rules to underground construction and demolition that are already being used by other construction sectors, and streamlines OSHA’s standards by eliminating the separate cranes and derricks standard currently used for underground and demolition work.
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During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will develop fact sheets on the benefits of employers establishing an injury and illness prevention program, hazard identification and control topics that should be included in worker training, fall prevention and best practices for reporting near misses.
Every year, workers die from carbon monoxide poisoning, usually while using fuel-burning equipment and tools in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation. This can be especially true when employees use this type of equipment in indoor spaces that have been sealed tightly to block out cold temperatures and wind.
New guidance document helps construction employers and workers prevent nail gun injuries. (Free download available.)
The Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses is used to classify work-related injuries and illnesses and to note the extent and severity of each case.
In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local emphasis inspection programs, which include programmed inspections, to target high-risk hazards and industries.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2012.