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  • April Workplace Safety News & Notes

    April Workplace Safety News & Notes

    Here's a collection of safety news from around the web:Revised Design Standard for Below-the-hook Lifting DevicesThe ASME BTH-1 standard for the design of below-the-hook lifting devices has been...

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  • 2017 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 8-12

    2017 National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls May 8-12

    Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). To...

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  • ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Reduce Construction Incidents Up to 87 Percent

    ABC Report: Safety Best Practices Can Reduce Construction Incidents Up to 87 Percent

    Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has released its 2017 Safety Performance Report, which shows that implementing the ABC's Safety Training Evaluation Process can reduce recordable...

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  • 5 Steps to Implementing a Workplace AED Program

    5 Steps to Implementing a Workplace AED Program

    More than 400 workplace fatalities each year are caused by cardiac arrest. Immediate CPR and use of an AED can double or triple survival rates. It's not difficult to implement an AED program, and...

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  • Tips to Reduce Workplace Noise Exposure

    Tips to Reduce Workplace Noise Exposure

    Exposure to noise at work can harm workers’ health. The most well-known effect of noise at work is loss of hearing, a problem documented since the 1700s. Other effects of workplace noise include...

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  • March 2017 Workplace Safety News & Notes

    Here's a collection of safety news from around the web:Keep OSHA 300A Injury and Illness Summaries Posted Through AprilOSHA reminds employers to post a copy of Form 300A, which summarizes...

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  • Job Safety Analysis is First Step to Worksite Safety - and More

    Job Safety Analysis is First Step to Worksite Safety - and More

    Employees on a construction site don't work in a vacuum. Even when they perform duties in separate areas, their tasks and timelines may cross over one another. Keeping everyone safe - and the job...

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  • OSHA's 'Safe and Sound' Campaign Helps Employers Keep Workplaces Safe and Healthy

    OSHA's 'Safe and Sound' Campaign Helps Employers Keep Workplaces Safe and Healthy

    In response to recent workplace fatalities, OSHA has launched the Safe and Sound Campaign calling on employers to review their safety and health programs to protect workers and reduce workplace...

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  • Study: Young Construction Workers Disregard Hearing Protection

    Study: Young Construction Workers Disregard Hearing Protection

    A recent workplace safety study shows that young construction workers commonly disregard hearing protection that could prevent noise-induced hearing loss later in life. Among young Canadian...

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  • Prevent Work Area Accidents and Injuries with Critical Safety Equipment

    Prevent Work Area Accidents and Injuries with Critical Safety Equipment

    If you work in construction, you already know the importance of having a safe work environment. In addition to keeping your workers injury-free, having the right safety equipment on hand reduces...

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  • Workplace Safety News and Notes - February 2017

    Workplace Safety News and Notes - February 2017

    Here's a collection of safety news from around the web this month: Noise-Related Hearing Loss Not Just a Work ProblemA new report form the CDC says that 20% of people who reported no job-related...

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  • Preventing Industrial Fires and Explosions

    Preventing Industrial Fires and Explosions

    A recent article in OH&S magazine addresses the five major causes of industrial fires and explosions - and how to prevent them. The National Fire Protection Association reports that an average of...

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  • March is National Ladder Safety Month

    March is National Ladder Safety Month

    Falls from ladders are preventable, yet they account for 300 deaths and some 20,000 injuries each year. The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has announced March as the first-ever National Ladder...

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  • NIOSH Releases New Sound Level App to Protect Hearing

    NIOSH Releases New Sound Level App to Protect Hearing

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has released a new mobile app for iOS (Apple) devices that measures sound levels in the workplace and provides noise exposure...

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  • Major OSHA Fines Total $2.8 Million in Mid January, 2017

    Major OSHA Fines Total $2.8 Million in Mid January, 2017

    Although no news releases have been issued by Federal OSHA since the January 20 presidential inauguration, the agency posted details on nine significant fines in the first half of that month....

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  • Safety Training Tip: Remember PEOPLE

    Safety Training Tip: Remember PEOPLE

    If you're a safety pro inspecting a worksite, do the workers there see you as the management "safety cop" or as part of their team who can help them stay safe on the job? How you present yourself...

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  • Workplace Housekeeping Tips to Reduce Accidents

    Workplace Housekeeping Tips to Reduce Accidents

    Each year thousands of workers are injured on the job from accidents caused by poor workplace housekeeping. It takes more than cleanliness to maintain a safe workplace. Use these tips form the...

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  • January 2017 Workplace Safety News & Notes

    January 2017 Workplace Safety News & Notes

    Here's a collection of safety news from around the web:DOT Amends Hazmat Rules to Maintain Consistency with International RegulationsThe U.S. DOT posted a final rule on Jan. 19 that amends the...

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  • Major OSHA Fines Top $5 Million in December, 2016

    Major OSHA Fines Top $5 Million in December, 2016

    Federal OSHA inspectors ended 2016 with a bang, proposing fines of just over $5 million in 14 investigations with fines of $100,000 or more. The top citation accounted for just over half of the...

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  • Would OSHA Consider You a Competent Person?

    Would OSHA Consider You a Competent Person?

    OSHA requires that safety oversight be handled by a “competent person.” But what exactly does that mean? What makes an individual “competent” in OSHA’s eyes? Although there are currently no...

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