In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered from heat illness and 18 died, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
If planned properly, many components that will be a part of the permanent and final installation could be a part of the overall temporary power for the project.
Allowing time for workers to acclimate to working in cold weather and limiting the length of outdoor shifts help prevent cold-related injuries. The right types of protective clothing are also essential.
From OSHA's National Safety Stand-Down to bridge collapse investigations and trenching hazards, the construction industry can learn from mistakes in order to boost its safety performance.
Be prepared to communicate. This is an element of response that is often overlooked and needs to be continually practiced.
The bottom line is that, in a given day, a worker could be alerted to the same hazardous condition in many different ways, none of which clearly and efficiently tells the story of what's happening.
The pre-conference program identifies 10 technical sessions as "hot topics" for this year—and they look very promising.
The ANSI Z358.1-2014 standard serves as a benchmark within the United States and also internationally to help protect workers from eye injuries from caustic and corrosive substances.
To assess their leadership engagement, safety professionals can poll their employees to determine the amount and the quality of BBS information disseminated.
Often, employees who have been injured develop serious attitudes about safety and have great credibility when they speak about safety to others.
Positive expectations are definitely helpful—as long as they're in balance.
The registration of food facilities has long been considered a key component of food safety.