According to OSHA, trench-related worker deaths have increased. 23 construction workers were killed in trench collapses in 2016, exceeding the combined total from 2014 and 2015. OSHA’s new PSA, featuring Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta, shares important trenching safety tips (Available in English and Spanish): Transcript of OSHA Trenching PSA: The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to the safety … Read More
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By Jeson Pitt, D&F Liquidators Electricity is a necessary source of energy in industrial plants but it can also be a serious workplace hazard. It exposes employees to electrocution, shock, fires, burns and explosions. According to OSHA, electrical accidents rank sixth amongst the causes of work-related fatalities in the United States. Hundreds of employees have lost lives due … Read More
By Kevin Hill, Quality Scales Unlimited Cargo handling is a crucial aspect of any industry. Your workers need to load and unload materials safely so that no harm is done to the goods or people working nearby. It used to be a manually driven activity, however, that is changing and is now automated to quite an extent. … Read More
Are you Ready for Silica Dust? By Don Garvey, 3M Personal Safety Division, (article first appeared in Walls and Ceilings) OSHA has issued a final rule to limit workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica (March 2016, OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Regulation – 29 CFR 1926.1153), a common construction material (e.g., concrete, brick, mortar, … Read More