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safe and sound week

Safety takes center stage with annual OSHA event

Promoting safety within the workplace is a 24/7, year-round endeavor. But in an effort to recognize and re-energize health and safety programs, OSHA, NIOSH, the National Safety Council and a coalition of additional organizations created Safe + Sound Week, which was held August 9-15. Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held annually that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs while also…

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National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month

The National Safety Council (NSC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary of National Safety Month this June – and there’s no better time than now to make sure your team is up to date with safety protocols and construction training. National Safety Month is an annual observance that encourages employers to improve their safety culture and keep workers…

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HAZCOM Violations

HazCom violations rank high on OSHA’s list

While falls from height in construction continue to top the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s top 10 most-frequently cited workplace standards, the hazard communication standard isn’t far behind. The hazard communication standard, also known as the HazCom standard, saw 3,199 violations in 2020, putting it in second place on OSHA’s list. (Which, if we’re being frank, isn’t really…

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safety stand down week

It Is National Safety Stand-Down Week!

This week is OSHA’s 8th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of falls from height while working in construction – a problem that persists in the industry despite increased fall protection awareness and training. There were more than 1,100 deaths in construction in 2019,…

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Developing workplace safety programs

According to OSHA, “One of the root causes of workplace injuries, illnesses, and incidents is the failure to identify or recognize hazards that are present, or that could have been anticipated.” A key role in human resource management is to assist in developing workplace safety programs including risk management and training. Critical safety program elements: Management commitment Communication…

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safe and sound week

August 10-16: Safe + Sound Week

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Safe + Sound Campaign is a week-long event that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. OSHA created the program in response to the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s statistics that show more than 5,000 workers are killed on the…

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working in heat

Staying cool on the job

As we enter the Summer months, it’s imperative that outdoor workers are protected from excessive heat and humidity. Every year, dozens of people die and thousands more become sick while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. There is a range of heat illnesses, and they can affect anyone, regardless of age or physical condition.…

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