OSHA has announced its most frequently cited standards for its fiscal year, and for the 11th consecutive time, fall protection – general requirements topped the list.
Announced Oct. 12 during the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo, Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the preliminary list, which represents OSHA Information System data from FY 2021 (Oct. 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2021.).
Recently, occupational safety and health magazine EHS Today conducted a survey asking safety professionals what their biggest challenges are. Reading through the 40-plus responses, one theme became clear: the seriousness – or lack there of – of safety and training, and implementing and following proper safety and training programs..
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..
While employers should have protocols and procedures in place to keep construction workers safe while on the job, there are also many measures employees can take into their own hands to ensure their health and safety remains intact. Here are a few simple tips that anyone can implement......
Fifteen miners have died on the job in 2021, with seven of the fatalities involving workers who had less than two years of experience, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA.)...In response to the deaths, Sam Pierce, acting administrator for enforcement at MSHA, said training is of utmost importance and that “… we need to do something different.”.
Most employers understand the importance of keeping their workforce prepared as construction work resumes around the world – after all, contractors don’t want to be stuck between a rock and a hard place when facing a shortage of certified employees or having to scramble to get employees trained and certified..
It goes without saying that construction training’s number one goal is to provide the information needed to get everyone home safe at the end of a shift. But investing in construction training courses can also help your company’s bottom line, increase your company’s standards, and, could even help fill the labor shortage gap. From OSHA-10 and OSHA-30 construction courses, to fall protection training, there is a range of construction training classes that will boost productivity and make your company shine..
Working at heights comes with numerous challenges: operators must be familiar with the equipment on hand, they must conduct pre-use inspections and site assessments, and proper PPE must be utilized. Just think: that all happens on the ground before the actual work at height begins.
Oh, and let’s not forget – before any of that can happen, operators must be trained and certified with the appropriate working at heights courses..
Hopefully, all readers are now aware that the new ANSI suite of A92 standards that apply to the design, safe-use and training for mobile elevating work platforms are now in effect. While the requirement for training is not new, a standard for the delivery of training is. ANSI A92.24-2018 Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of MEWPs was published in December 2018 and went into effect June 2020..