Thursday, February 23, 2017

New Construction "Foundation for Safety Leadership" Elective Topic for OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Program

Each year, more than 100,000 construction workers, foremen, and other supervisory personnel take the OSHA 30-hour outreach training course to learn how to identify and control occupational hazards.

The new 2.5-hour Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) elective topic fills a long-standing need to provide leadership skills training for the OSHA 30-Hour Outreach for the construction industry.

The FSL was developed with input from experienced OSHA 10- and 30-hour outreach trainers, construction workers, safety and health professionals, and leadership and safety climate specialists, and approved as an OSHA 30-hour elective module by the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education. It can be used as part of an OSHA 30-hour class (beginning April 1, 2017) or on its own.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

OSHA's 2016 Top 10 Cited Violations

Here is a list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the 2016 fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, OSHA inspectors see thousands of the same on-the-job hazards, any one of which could result in a fatality or severe injury. More than 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, and approximately 3 million are injured, despite the fact that by law, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. If all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, OSHA is confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline. Consider this list a starting point for workplace safety:
  1. Fall protection
  2. Hazard communication
  3. Scaffolds
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Lockout/tagout
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Ladders
  8. Machine guarding
  9. Electrical wiring
  10. Electrical, general requirements
Source: OSHA Blog

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