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Update training on OSHA’s new fall protection rules

Focus on walking surfaces and fixed ladders Experienced employers — from industrial safety managers to construction supervisors — keep a close eye on measures for worker fall protection. Failures in this category have led OSHA’s annual list of top 10 most-cited violations for most of the past decade. Falling from…

Complying with OSHA’s Updated Walking-Working Surfaces Rule

Late last year, OSHA published new standards for walking-working surfaces and fall protection in general industry workplaces. The updated standards represent the first significant changes to the rules since OSHA first developed standards over 45 years ago. The agency’s stated goal was to “prevent and reduce workplace slips, trips, and…

Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Safety

Welding is the process of joining two or more pieces of metal together to form a single piece by melting adjoining areas of each piece and them letting them cool after they have been combined. Cutting is the process of separating two or more pieces of metal by concentrating intense…

Health and Safety Incidents Now The Biggest Loss Driver for Organisations

Health and safety incidents have become the leading financial loss drivers for businesses around the globe, with cumulative losses now outstripping the costs of more high-profile disruptions such as cyber-attacks or IT outages, according to the latest research. The British Standards Institution (BSI) 2019 Horizon Scan analysed the risks and threats recognised…

Construction Safety, By the Numbers

10 According to OSHA, about 1 in every 10 construction workers sustain an injury each year. Many construction companies and workers operate under the idea that injuries don’t happen often and that only those who are disregarding safety rules can become injured. This can serve as an excellent reminder that…