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Survey results help industry understand why worker injuries and fatalities occur each year from shock despite an electrical code being in place.
A new white paper from the Campbell Institute helps employers put serious injury and fatality prevention programs in place.
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.
The National Safety Council’s “Work To Zero” initiative educates safety professionals about the potential that technology has to eliminate workplace fatalities and serious injuries.
A global survey on electrical safety awareness by Littlefuse found that many facilities fail to conduct arc-flash hazard assessments, exposing workers to dangerous conditions.
Despite a notable reduction in total workplace injuries, worker fatalities are at an eight-year high, with 5,190 people dying in 2016.
At the start of 2015, employers will be required to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.
OSHA finds two willful and four serious safety violations at Blaine, KS, work site.
In addition to the new reporting requirements, OSHA has also updated the list of industries that, due to lower occupational injury and illness rates, are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep injury and illness records.