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Zika virus has the potential to spread anywhere that mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus are found, according to OSHA and NIOSH.
The weeklong initiative is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls – the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.
A facility executive whose organization employs a significant number of older workers wants to know what steps to take to address that population’s specific safety concerns.
The latest recommendations also include removing exposures to e-cigarettes in the workplace.
The stand-down is part of OSHA’s ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign, which was started in 2012 and was developed in partnership with NIOSH.
New guidance document helps construction employers and workers prevent nail gun injuries. (Free download available.)
The national campaign focuses on providing prevention information and training materials on three major types of falls — those from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds.
The published rule will help keep OSHA standards up-to-date and better enable employers to comply with their regulatory obligations.
A recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study found employment of SH&E practitioners is expected to increase by 9% the decade spanning from 2006 to 2016.
The free Halloween themed online game takes players through a variety of workplaces and risks to illustrate how to work safely and avoid becoming a zombie.