Category Archives: Employers

Fatalities Lower in 2017

There were a total of 5,147 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2017. Down slightly from the 5, 190 fatal injuries reported in 2016. Fatal falls were at their highest level in 26 years at 887. Violence … Continue reading

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Snow Removal

Nationwide, snow shoveling is responsible for thousands of injuries and as many as 100 deaths each year. Pushing a heavy snow blower can also cause injury. There is also the cold factor to consider. Cold weather can increase heart rate and … Continue reading

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OSHA Final Rule Employer’s Guide

For everyone calling me and emailing me; here is the answers you have been needing to know about the employer’s responsibilities. If you will have us come out and get your employees trained to get them qualified first and then … Continue reading

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OSHA and Crane rule

OSHA is set to publish the long-awaited updates to its crane operator certification requirements in the Nov. 9 Federal Register. As anticipated, the agency will require certification by type of crane, but will accept certification by crane type and its lifting capacity. This … Continue reading

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Fall Protection tops OSHA Top 10

“The Top 10 represents the most frequently cited standards, and they are a good place to start for the employer in identifying hazards in their own workplace.” The top five violations remained unchanged for the fourth straight year, with Hazard … Continue reading

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SHIPBOARD PEDESTAL CRANE SAFETY

Shipboard Pedestal Crane Safety Providing proper training, performing regular inspections, and working within manufacturer’s guidelines are all effective ways to reduce the number of incidents caused by the failure of vessel-mounted pedestal crane components. Commercial fishing operations use pedestal cranes regularly, often … Continue reading

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Safe baggage handling

Porters and baggage handlers (longshoremen) working in cruise ship terminals experience a high rate of occupational injuries. These workers lift and carry heavy objects, such as baggage and supplies, and often work in environments that force them to bend, kneel, crouch, or … Continue reading

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