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Within the past decade, fall prevention violations are No. 1 on OSHA's list of most-violated construction standards, and they often result in tragic outcomes for workers and cost businesses a substantial amount of money and damage to their reputations. It is fair to...read more
An innovative sheriff’s deputy has been named the winner of NIOSH’s Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award. Ryan Lee Scott, deputy sheriff with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office in Florida, was honored for his work that examined noise exposure...read more
How effectively is your organization engaging its aging workers? The measures you take to understand and address the emerging needs of workers as they go through the aging process will go a long way to helping your firm meet its productivity objectives and achieve or...read more
The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently released its annual report which measures the construction industry’s overall safety performance. The Safety Performance Report utilizes data from the organization’s member companies to determine what constitutes...read more
Why do ladder accidents happen? If a ladder is in good condition and is used properly, it will almost never be the cause of an accident. Then why are there so many accidents involving ladders? Statistics show that 500 workers will go to the emergency room each day...read more
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is offering two new, free apps that were developed with grant money awarded by L&I's Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) Program, which funds innovative projects that prevent workplace injuries,...read more
A fellow youth hockey parent sent me an article entitled, “7 Things Parents Do to Make Their Kids Hate Sports,” by Mark Merrill. I have met parents who do at least some of these things; some of them do them all. It occurs to me that if parents with good intentions can...read more
One of the main reasons behavioral safety efforts fail is a lack of clear roles, responsibilities and desired results. A role is how you will be perceived, responsibilities are things you can be observed doing, and the results are what should happen as a result of...read more
We recently worked with a company that was having problems getting its employees to use their personal protection equipment (PPE). We convinced management to change its message – which had been focused on penalties and reprimanding employees who ignored PPE – to one...read more
The intent and purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Hazard Communication Standard (29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1200) is "to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning...read more
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