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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.


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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.

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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.

NSC Names Verdantix Workplace Safety Research Partner

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.

Failure To Conduct Arc-flash Hazard Assessments Endangers Workers

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.

New Report Examines Next Level Of Workplace Safety

Despite a notable reduction in total workplace injuries, worker fatalities are at an eight-year high, with 5,190 people dying in 2016.

New OSHA Reporting Requirements Begin January 1, 2015

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.

Kansas Cell Tower Collapse Causes Two Fatalities – OSHA Violations Issued

OSHA finds two willful and four serious safety violations at Blaine, KS, work site.

OSHA Announces Update To Workplace Fatality Reporting Rules

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.

Water-Rest-Shade: Safe Summer Working Practices

U.S. Labor Department launches its annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities.

Workers Standing Down For Fall Safety

More than one million workers expected to “Stand-Down” for OSHA fall safety initiative.

OSHA Announces National Stand-Down For Fall Prevention In Construction

The stand-down is part of OSHA’s ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign, which was started in 2012 and was developed in partnership with NIOSH.

OSHA To Focus On Cell Tower Employees After Increase In Worksite Fatalities

OSHA is concerned about the alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower worksites. In 2013, 13 fatalities occurred in this industry, more than in the previous two years combined. This disturbing trend appears to be continuing, with four worker deaths occurring in the first five weeks of 2014.

Fatal Occupational Injuries Decrease In 2012

Last year, 4,383 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,693 fatal work injuries in 2011.

Solis Speaks Out On Fatal Occupational Injuries In 2011

In a statement regarding the slightly lower number workplace fatalities for 2011, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said, "We will continue to collaborate with employers, workers, labor leaders, and safety and health professionals to ensure that every American who clocks in for a shift can make it home safe and sound at the end of the day."

FRIDAY FUNNY: Zombie Safety Tips For Working Teens

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.

New Program To Protect Workers From Hazards In Primary Metals Industries

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.

Worker Safety: Still A Very Real Concern

Next week, ASSE celebrates NAOSH Week, which runs May 1-7, and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day on May 4.

17 Years After The Chicken Plant Fire (from The Workplace Safety Council)

[hamlet-nc-chicken-plant-fire-2_tn] On September 3, 1991 a fire in the Imperial Foods chicken processing plant in Hamlet, NC, claimed 25 lives and injured 54 employees. Locked emergency exits made it difficult for employees to exit the building during the fire.

OSHA Cites SeaWorld for Killer Whale Accident

OSHA has cited SeaWorld of Florida LLC for three safety violations, including one classified as willful, following the death of an animal trainer in February.

ASSE Comments On 2009 BLS Work Fatalities Reduction Report

ASSE passes along its condolences to the families of the 4,340 people who lost their lives last year due to on-the-job injuries, according to a report just released by the BLS.

OSHA Proposes New Worker Protection Rulemaking

The proposed rulemaking would require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces.

Stronger Criminal Enforcement for Workplace Fatalities and Injuries

Change to Win Health and Safety Coordinator Eric Frumin called for stronger criminal sanctions for ignoring safety hazards that lead to a worker's death or serious injury.

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