Section: OSHA
Work Zone Fatalities Reach 15-Year High
Each year in April, the construction industry claims one week out of the month as Work Zone Awareness Week. The goal of this campaign is to broaden the understanding of a driver's role in keeping workers safe. It's an issue more important than ever as work zone crashes and fatalities are on the rise.
8 Trends for the Future World of Work
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many changes in how people work. Some of them, such as limited social gatherings and mandatory face coverings, are likely to be temporary while others may remain for the foreseeable future. Check out eight workplace trends NSC identified impacting the future of work.
CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Communications
Employers of essential workers can use the following materials to encourage COVID-19 vaccination. You can add your own logos and customize the text to make it appropriate for your organization.
Is Time Contributing to Traumatic Injuries on the Job?
Time might play a larger part in the likelihood of a traumatic injury in the construction industry than previously thought. According to a study done by Oregon State University, construction workers are mostly likely to suffer traumatic injuries during the first four hours of their shift, and those who work evenings or night shifts experience more severe injuries than their day-shift counterparts.
Safety Speak: Nonfatal Injury Trends in the Construction Industry
Ready for a new weekly episode of OH&S SafetyPod? On this Safety Speak mini episode of the podcast we dive into the new OSHA guidance on reducing the risk of COVID-19 in the workplace
The Five Pillars of a Highly Effective Safety Management Process
Most businesses face the possibility of worker accidents and potential injuries. In all likelihood, they have a safety department or an assigned person to oversee and manage such possible outcomes. Traditionally, the management of safety involved complied with the company safety program.
OSHA Announces Increase in Civil Penalty Amounts for 2021
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts for serious and other-than-serious safety violations based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021.
OSHA to employers: Deadline approaching for submitting Form 300A data
OSHA is reminding employers to submit their 2020 Form 300A data by March 2. According to an agency press release, the time frame to submit the data has begun.
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Respiratory Protection Guidance For Long-Term Care Facilities During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued respiratory protection guidance focused on protecting workers in nursing homes, assisted living and other long-term care facilities (LTCFs) from occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus.