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In honor of Labor Rights Week, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis says, "Making America’s workplaces safe and fair for everyone is the hallmark of Labor Rights Week. We’re committed to ensuring that workers are safe on the job and paid what they’re owed by law."
The national campaign focuses on providing prevention information and training materials on three major types of falls — those from roofs, ladders, and scaffolds.
Essentially, the OSHA floor markings standards must be strictly followed. These standards deal with the proper placement and dimension of floor markings as well as the correct measurements of aisles or pathways that these markings identify.
Penalty stems from citations for more than 400 process safety management violations cited at Texas refinery in October 2009.
How many wrong answers are permissible? In the workplace: zero. Employee protection is a serious issue with no leeway for error. For answers to the quiz, check back on 5/2/12.
It doesn't take all that much effort for the proactive facility manager to benefit from—rather than panic at the thought of—an OSHA inspection.
An electrical panel floor marking kit aids facility managers in complying with OSHA regulation 1910.303.
The program replaces OSHA's 2009 pilot Chemical Facility National Emphasis Program which covered several OSHA regions in the U.S.
In 2008, a worker was trampled to death while a mob of shoppers rushed through the doors of a large store to take advantage of an after-Thanksgiving Day Black Friday sales event. The store was not using OSHA recommended crowd management measures.
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a new edition of its Whistleblower Investigations Manual, one of a series...
Falls from ladders are the highest cause of injury and death in industry and construction sites. Of those falls, most of them occur near the top of the ladder when a worker attempts to climb onto a roof surface or back onto the ladder.
Secretary of Labor prompts businesses to “Tell workers what to look for to spot the signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in themselves and their co-workers, and make sure they know what to do in an emergency."
OSHA has issued Small Entity Compliance Guide for Cranes and Derricks in Construction to help businesses comply with the recently published Cranes and Derricks in Construction rule.
The purpose of this NEP is to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to harmful chemical and physical hazards in establishments producing metal products.
The directive outlines the procedures for carrying out programmed inspections at some of the most hazardous federal workplaces.