On December 29, 1970, then-President Richard Nixon signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Four months later, on April 28, 1971, it went into effect, slowly becoming the gold standard for workplace safety today. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the act going into effect and it is still the primary thing that we turn to when safety is a concern.
The Regional Emphasis Program was created to reduce employees’ harm when working in the transportation tank cleaning industry.
After lives were taken in Texas and Oklahoma less than one year apart, OSHA decided it was time to intervene.
While not every confined space is hazardous, by its nature, confined spaces carry the potential to become dangerous – sometimes in a matter of seconds.
The campaign was created to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program.
OSHA is prioritizing a Mid-Atlantic shipyard industry to prevent a healthful workplace.
Silicosis impacts more workers than you may think. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard sits down with CleanSpace Technology's Jon Imms to discuss what silica is and how safety professionals can protect against it.
JHM Roofing LLC ignored OSHA’s citations due to repeated fall hazards over the past few years.
Many organizations devise operating systems that encompass values and standards specific to their core beliefs about work, people and performance.
Preventing injury and loss of life is undeniably the number one reason to strengthen any safety program.
The construction industry continues to be the most dangerous in which to work in America.
Occupational hazards require continuous assessment and evaluation to ensure the sustainment of zero hazard occurrences.
You need a plan of action for your crews to follow in the event of a fall.
Planning, preparation and proper equipment is key to protecting confined space workers from fall hazards.
Six people died and 12 more were injured in a preventable incident at a poultry plant last January. In this episode, editor Sydny Shepard details OSHA's investigation and dives into workplace violence, COVID-19 vaccination mandates and more.
Management should uncover emergency safety shower procedures and equipment that are not doing the job sufficiently or correctly.
It’s important to understand the factors that most frequently contribute to construction site fires so that needed steps to minimize associated risks can be taken.
Heavy duty industrial vacuum cleaners can eliminate the need to enter confined spaces for cleaning, reducing hazards and costs in a variety of ways.
Leaving the worksite pain free for activities outside of work is critical for a healthy worker and a safer jobsite.
The respiratory protection standard includes a requirement for a medical clearance for required use of tight-fitting respirators and for some specific respirators even with voluntary use.
Because construction was specifically excluded from following the general industry confined space standard, OSHA would have to cite concerns in the construction industry under several different areas.
Sustained use of vibrating machinery can lead to severe cases of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome that can be both debilitating and irreversible.
Each industry has its own unique hazards, making the search for a face covering difficult.
Manufacturers have begun combining the newest innovations and technologies to suit specific applications and industries.
In rare instances, procedures like LOTO are overlooked due to blatant disregard.
High-level leadership has always been a heightened challenge; even more so during these times.
Communication is key when it comes to success in the workplace.
It’s no surprise there is an increase in leading organizations transitioning into digital worksites.
Labs are often home for some of the most dangerous hazards. Here’s how employees can stay safe.