Since many serious workplace accidents happen without warning, it’s smart to be prepared for every contingency. In addition to learning CPR, you will be glad if you learn how to report an incident to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Read more
If you’re an employee who notices a significant safety hazard that your employer ignores, you can make a formal complaint to the Occupational Safety and Health Commission. The U.S. Department of Labor has a system in place that makes reporting OSHA violations simple and protects you against reprisal from your employer. However, if you’re an employer, don’t worry about inaccurate complaints, because OSHA still investigates every report for accuracy. Read more
Falls are the leading cause of workplace deaths — but they don’t have to be. OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign lays out three simple steps that you and your workers can use to save lives and prevent injuries.
Those three steps are: better planning, providing and using the right equipment, and better training on fall prevention. Read more
What does PPE stand for? In the context of health and safety at work, PPE stands for personal protective equipment. It’s equipment that’s designed to protect employees from workplace hazards, such as chemicals, radiation, physical injuries or loud noises. It’s vitally important for employers to supply workers with suitable PPE to keep them safe and avoid lawsuits. Here are some useful guidelines for general contractor administrators regarding the use of PPE. Read more
CPR is a frequently overlooked life-saving skill within the construction industry. While occupations with an explicit duty of care like lifeguards and nannies have an expectation of knowing how to perform CPR and First Aid training. In reality, everyone can benefit equally from such training since it can be used to quickly assess and treat injuries that could easily become fatal without immediate attention. Read more