Contracting companies who manufacture, transport, distribute and/or use hazardous chemicals have a responsibility to inform and protect their workers. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard officially establishes a worker’s right to know about the chemicals they may be exposed to in the workplace. Read more
On May 11, OSHA began enforcing a new beryllium standard in the workplace that the government estimates could save the lives of 94 workers annually. Read more
Nationally, two workers are killed each month in trenches and excavations as a result of cave-ins, falls and other unfortunate accidents. Although this work can pose serious safety hazards, some of these deaths could have been prevented. If your contracting company works with earth removal, these safety tips could one day save a life. Read more
Do you know about the recent OSHA recordkeeping rule on serious illness and injury reporting? If not, you are not the only one.
At the end of last year, OSHA expected the electronic filing of 350,000 annual injury and illness log summaries, but the government agency fell 200,000 worksites short of their goal. OSHA now has until June 15 to inspect locations for violations of the electronic reporting rule. Those not in compliance could receive citations that carry penalties of up to $12,934. Read more
From May 7 to May 11, the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be sponsored by the Department of Labor, OSHA and others. It is an annual event held to raise awareness of the importance of fall prevention. Throughout the week, contractors are urged to participate in safety-related activities. Read more