OSHA’s 10 most common job site violations for construction

Which health and safety violations occur most often on the job site today? With construction accounting for one in five workplace deaths in 2014 and higher penalty payouts in place and new rules for tracking and recording violations – as it turns out, the worst offenses have largely stayed the same over time. It should… Read More »

Fatigue Management Plan: Keeping Workers Alert

What do the Metro North derailment, Exxon Valdez, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and a few other notable aircraft incidents have in common? Fatigue. Employee fatigue played a role in all these tragedies and many more. As an employer, you must ensure your workers are not experiencing signs or effects of fatigue on the job. You… Read More »

Sleep and the Shift Worker

People are physiologically programmed to sleep during the night and be active during the day. This is known as the sleep-wake cycle. Consequently, shift workers are especially prone to sleep disturbances, sleep deprivation and misalignment of the sleep-wake cycle, all of which lead to sleepiness, fatigue and associated performance deficits. People don’t fully adapt to… Read More »

Developing a Heat Stress Prevention Program

Understanding the potential harm caused by working in high temperatures is only the first step when it comes to protecting your employees. The next and most vital step is developing a thorough Heat Stress Prevention Program for your company. This starts with inspecting your workplace with a focus on location, time of year, geography, and… Read More »

Heat-Related Illness Safety Tips

Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes.

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets.

Fall Protection and Prevention

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 .

Employee Distracted Driving Awareness

On average, a non-fatal injury crash at work that involves distraction costs an employer $72,442. The National Safety Council states that the leading cause of workplace death is motor vehicle crashes, and estimates one-quarter of those crashes involve cell phone use.

Risks of Working in the Cold

Anyone working in a cold environment may be at risk of cold stress. Learn all about working in the cold with these NIOSH Fast Facts:

States Requiring OSHA 10 Hour and/or 30 Hour Training

Comprehensive list with details references of which states require OSHA 10 & 30 HR certifications. Some states – along with some employers and organizations – have enacted laws mandating the 10 and/or 30 hour OSHA training requirements.