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Agriculture: Protecting Workers from Tripod Orchard Ladder Injuries QuickCard

Tripod orchard ladders can be dangerous. Many workers have been hurt from slips on rungs, falls, collapsing ladders, and being struck by tree branches. Orchard employers and supervisors can prevent these injuries by taking the following safety precautions: • Train workers to recognize hazards and set up a process for workers to report unsafe conditions [...]

September 2nd, 2017|OSHA Quick Card|Comments Off on Agriculture: Protecting Workers from Tripod Orchard Ladder Injuries QuickCard

Agriculture: Protecting Farmworkers from Tractor and Harvester Hazards QuickCard

Tractor incidents are the leading cause of death and injury on farms. Farmworkers are especially at risk from rollovers, tipping and highway incidents. Employers and supervisors should take steps to ensure a safe work environment by providing: • Safe and adequately maintained equipment • Proper supervision and training • An Emergency Action Plan (i.e., each [...]

September 2nd, 2017|OSHA Quick Card|Comments Off on Agriculture: Protecting Farmworkers from Tractor and Harvester Hazards QuickCard

Aerial Lift Fall Protection Over Water in Shipyards

Aerial lifts are often used in shipyards and boatyards when erection of staging is impractical. These boomsupported personnel platforms and bucket trucks (i.e., cherry pickers) may cause worker injuries or deaths. Boom failure, tip-over, falls and ejection may occur if the equipment is not properly used. Employers must take measures to ensure a safe work [...]

September 2nd, 2017|OSHA Quick Card|Comments Off on Aerial Lift Fall Protection Over Water in Shipyards

OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

Rule requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and [...]

August 18th, 2017|OSHA|Comments Off on OSHA’s Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries

New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries Sacramento — State agencies today announced final approval of new regulations to strengthen workplace and environmental safety at oil refineries across the state. The regulations take effect on October 1, 2017. The regulations implement key recommendations of the Governor’s Interagency Working Group on Refinery Safety, created after the Aug. 6, [...]

August 4th, 2017|OSHA|Comments Off on New Regulations Improve Safety at Oil Refineries

OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting App is Available August 1, 2017

Establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses -- they include construction, utilities, agriculture, and many more -- will have to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300A. OSHA is launching the Injury Tracking Application on Aug. 1 to help employers who are affected by OSHA's [...]

July 31st, 2017|OSHA|Comments Off on OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting App is Available August 1, 2017

Cal/OSHA proposes safety rules for hotel housekeepers

Cal/OSHA proposes safety rules for hotel housekeepers The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a first-in-the-nation, industry-specific rule aimed at hotel housekeepers. Cal/OSHA has faced increasing pressure from unions and other groups to protect hotel employees from injury in recent years.If enacted, the proposal’s impact on the California hospitality industry would be just [...]

July 5th, 2017|OSHA|Comments Off on Cal/OSHA proposes safety rules for hotel housekeepers

4th of July

4th of July The safest way to enjoy fireworks is professional displays. More than 50 percent of sparkler-related injuries happen to kids under age 14 across the country. Sparklers can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and have the potential to cause significant burn injuries. Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing and can cause grass fires if thrown [...]

June 30th, 2017|hazard, occupational safety, OSHA|Comments Off on 4th of July

MIOSHA fines AJM Packaging Corporation $263,000 by for Amputation Hazards

MIOSHA fines AJM Packaging Corporation $263,000 by for Amputation Hazards The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has issued citations with penalties totaling $263,000 to AJM Packaging for amputation hazards at its Taylor, MI, plant. The citations are the outcome of MIOSHA inspections of two reports of finger amputations on machines and an employee [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, inspection, investigation, OSHA, violation|Comments Off on MIOSHA fines AJM Packaging Corporation $263,000 by for Amputation Hazards

Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries

Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries Hollister—Cal/OSHA has cited explosives manufacturer Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company $293,235 for multiple serious and willful accident-related workplace safety violations following an investigation of an explosion in Hollister that seriously injured a worker. On December 1, 2016, a technician was preparing explosives in metal [...]

June 19th, 2017|Appeal, citation, defense, fines, inspection, investigation, OSHA|Comments Off on Cal/OSHA Cites Explosives Manufacturer for Workplace Explosion that Caused Serious Injuries