Resource pages for "Workplace-Fatalities"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.
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The leading cause of SIFs over the last three years was contact with an object or equipment, according to ISN’s latest Serious Injuries and Fatalities White Paper.
Despite the reported decline in fatal work injuries, a worker still lost their life due to a work-related injury every two hours in 2020.
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.
U.S. Labor Department launches its annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities.
More than one million workers expected to “Stand-Down” for OSHA fall safety initiative.
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 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.
Last year, 4,383 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,693 fatal work 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."
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.
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.
Next week, ASSE celebrates NAOSH Week, which runs May 1-7, and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day on May 4.
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