• Andrew Miller Jul 06, 2018

    Understanding Fall Protection

    The following is and article by John Rekus from EHSToday.com. Understanding OSHA's Fall Protection Standard A review of the engineering, PPE, and administrative options for preventing falls. Falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers. They account for one-third of all construction fatalities and cause more than 68,000 serious injuries each year.Not surprisingly, an OSHA study of almost 100 fall-related fatalities showed that virtually all of those deaths...

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  • Andrew Miller Jul 06, 2018

    Top 10 OSHA Violations

    The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2013 (October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013): Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451) Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134) Electrical, wiring methods, components, and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305) Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR...

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  • Andrew Miller Jul 06, 2018

    Top 20 Occupations for Injuries & Illnesses

    We just couldn't bring ourselves to research fatal workplace injuries. So here's the top 20 occupations for days away from work due to injury or illness. 20: Carpenters19: Assemblers & Fabricators18: Cashiers17: Landscaping & Groundskeeping Workers16: Personal Care Aides15: Automotive Service Technicians & Mechanics14: First-line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers13: Food Preparation Workers12: Construction Laborers11: Maids & Housekeeping Cleaners10: Registered Nurses09: Stock Clerks & Order Fillers08: Janitors & Cleaners (except...

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