Category Archives: Serious Injury

Needlestick Injuries

Raleigh, NC reported an estimated 781 to 1,484 needlestick-related injuries-a rate of 2.7 per 100 workers-occur annually at solid waste and recycling material recovery facilities. Researchers surveyed the owners of material recovery facilities in North America about needlestick incidents, which … Continue reading

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OSHA Penalties Increase for 2019

Do you know what your penalty will be when your cited by OSHA compliance officer visit to your facility? The annual increase started by President Obama and currently continued by President Trump has increased the OSHA penalties. Other than Serious … Continue reading

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Top Ten Violations in 2018

TOP TEN Violations in 2018 1 – Fall Protection 2 – Hazard Communication 3 – Scaffolding 4 – Respiratory Protection 5 – Lockout/Tagout 6 – Ladders 7 -Powered Industrial Trucks 8 – Fall Protection – Training Requirements 9 – Machine … 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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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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Nonfatal injury and illness rate

US employees decreased slightly in 2016 as did the rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work. 2.9 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2016, compared to 3.0 in 2015. Approximately 2.9 million nonfatal injuries and … Continue reading

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How many slings?

This is what I observed as I walk through a truck shop. 1-The question is how many slings can I fit in the hook? 2-How much hook can be used within the sling eyes? 3-Does this really look safe? These … Continue reading

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