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Summer has arrived, and OSHA reminds employers of their duty to protect employees from the risks and dangers of heat exposure.


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Summer has arrived, and OSHA reminds employers of their duty to protect employees from the risks and dangers of heat exposure.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. OSHA articles below.


8 Ways To Help Employees Work Safely In Summer Heat

Summer has arrived, and OSHA reminds employers of their duty to protect employees from the risks and dangers of heat exposure.

As More Businesses Reopen, Worker Safety And Health Remain OSHA Priority

As more workplaces begin to reopen, OSHA is reminding employers that worker safety remains a priority amid both coronavirus and common workplace hazards.

National Safety Council: OSHA Must Protect Workers From COVID-19

Through legislative, administrative, judicial, and public means, the NSC will pursue implementation of an emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure.

Are Employers Required To Provide Cloth Face Coverings To Workers?

OSHA has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the use of face coverings, surgical masks, and respirators in the workplace.

Six Social Distancing Tips To Keep Employees Safe At Work 

OSHA has issued an alert listing steps employers can follow to implement social distancing in the workplace and help protect workers from exposure to COVID-19.

OSHA Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus

As states begin reopening their economies, OSHA has issued two revised enforcement policies to ensure employers are taking action to protect their employees.

$11.5M In Worker Safety, Health Training Grants Available From OSHA

Three types of training grants will fund education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards, including the coronavirus.

8 Tips To Keep Nursing Home, Long-Term Care Facility Workers Safe

A new alert from OSHA lists safety tips employers can use to protect nursing home and long-term care facility workers from exposure to the coronavirus.

Workplace COVID-19 Prevention Poster Now Available In 13 Languages

In addition to English and Spanish, OSHA offers “Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus” poster in 11 more languages.

OSHA To Employers: You Can’t Retaliate Against Workers

OSHA reminds employers that it's illegal to retaliate against workers who report unsafe, unhealthful working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The N95 Shortage: OSHA Issues Guidance For Respiratory Protection

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has issued interim enforcement guidance to help combat supply shortages of disposable N95 filtering face piece respirators.

OSHA Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces For Coronavirus

OSHA offers guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, including safe work practices and appropriate personal protective equipment based on the risk level of exposure.

Which Common Workplace Injuries Are Recordable?

A new checklist from XpertHR offers guidance on complex OSHA recording requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses.

Fatal Overdoses At Work Increase For Sixth Consecutive Year

Unintentional overdoses at work increased by 12 percent in 2018—the sixth consecutive annual increase and a reflection of the broader opioid crisis facing the nation.

OSHA Updates Amputations In Manufacturing Industries Program

The National Emphasis Program (NEP) targets industrial and manufacturing workplaces where employees are injured by unguarded or improperly guarded machinery and equipment.

House Of Representatives Passes Workplace Violence Bill

The legislation protects healthcare workers by requiring employers to implement comprehensive, worker-driven workplace violence prevention plans.

OSHA Enforcement And Compliance Increased In 2019

In its mission to keep workplaces free of hazards, OSHA significantly increased the number of inspections and provided a record amount of compliance assistance during FY 2019.

Women In Construction Industry To Get Custom-Fitting Safety Harnesses

A new Autodesk and AGC grant program will help address the construction industry’s need for better-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) for women working at heights.

OSHA Reveals Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations For 2019

For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements topped the list of OSHA’s most cited violations on the job.

Safe + Sound Week Kicks Off August 12

Throughout this week-long event, OSHA encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety.

Duro-Last Recognized By OSHA For Iowa Plant Safety

This manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic single-ply roofing systems was awarded Star Site status from the Occupational Safety & Health Organization's Voluntary Protection Program.

OSHA Aims To Keep Young Workers Safe This Summer

#MySafeSummerJob educates young workers about safety rights in the workplace, how to speak up about dangerous work conditions, and how to protect themselves on the job.

$10.5M In Worker Safety And Health Training Grants Available

Nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, and colleges and universities can apply for OSHA's Susan Harwood Training Grants.

6th Annual National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down Announced

In early May, OSHA will join with occupational safety organizations for the week-long event that focuses on preventing falls in construction, the industry’s leading cause of fatalities.

OSHA Issues Final Rule To Protect Worker Privacy

The rule eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit worker injury and illness information from two specific forms to OSHA each year.

Active Shooter Training Needed In The Workplace

More than a third of employed Americans are not confident they know what to do if an active shooter enters a building they are in, according to a new poll.

Resources To Protect Workers From Falls Available

A collection of compliance assistance resources from OSHA aim to reduce the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.

Friday Funny: Working In A Winter Wonderland

Inspired by all the things that can go wrong in your facility during this festive time of year, facility manager Charles Carpenter pens a “Winter Wonderland” song parody.

Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations Of 2018

OSHA released its list of the year's most frequently cited workplace safety violations at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

OSHA Awards $9.3M In Training Grants

The workplace safety and health training grants will help 74 nonprofit organizations educate workers and job creators.

OSHA To Address Whistleblower Issues In Finance Industry

Scheduled for October in Washington, DC, the meeting will solicit public input on whistleblower issues in the finance industry.

Watch For Roofing Risks

Ensure the safety of those who perform roof maintenance by satisfying OSHA requirements, and more.

UPDATE: OSHA To Award $10.5M In Workplace Safety Training Grants

The Susan Harwood Training Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and will fund workplace safety and health hazard training and education.

OSHA To Kick Off Safe + Sound Week

Over 200 organizations and businesses will partner with OSHA to promote the importance of workplace safety and health programs August 13-19.

Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness

As temperatures rise throughout California, Cal/OSHA is reminding employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness and encourage them to take cool-down breaks in the shade.

Milwaukee OSHA Compliant Dust Box

Milwaukee Tool has built upon its M12 Universal HAMMERVAC Dust Extractor and M18 Dedicated HAMMERVAC designs with an updated dust box.

3M Online Hearing Conservation Resource

The 3M Center for Hearing Conservation provides articles and details about the seven elements of a hearing loss prevention program and more.

New California Workplace Safety Regulation Protects Hotel Housekeepers

This is the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from injury.

Question Of The Week: What Is A Safety Walk-Around?

A safety walk-around can be an important part of identifying safety hazards in the workplace and communicating those dangers to employees.

Rooftops Present Big Risks

The majority of the nearly 5,000 workplace fatalities each year occur as a result of a fall. Here are some questions to consider when allowing work to be performed on your facility’s roof.

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