Category Archives: Work-related Deaths

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Falls are the leading cause of death for construction workers. Continue reading

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FINAL RULE PERSONAL FALL Protection

FINAL RULE ESTABLISHES PERSONAL FALL Protection Systems Requirements OSHA has issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule also includes a new section under the general industry Personal Protective … Continue reading

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OSHA Top 10 for FY 2016

At the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo, OSHA announced the preliminary “Top 10” most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2016. This year’s list provided no surprises.  The list has virtually been the same for many years, with … Continue reading

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Top 10 OSHA Citations of 2016: A Starting Point for Workplace Safety

Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff. … Continue reading

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Electrocution-Related Accidents

Newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that electrocution-related accidents take a high toll on U.S. Workers. Local government employees who work on power lines averaged 78 days away from work per 10,000 full-time workers in 2014; … Continue reading

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On the job deaths-older workers

On the job fatalities in 2014 increased to 4,679, more than one-third of which occurred among older workers, according to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The total fatality count is a 2 percent increase from 2013, … Continue reading

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Slips, Trips and Falls

To help prevent slips, trips and falls, among workers: Be mindful of changes in elevation, including stairs, curbs and ramps. Keep cords our of walkways. Clean up spills as soon as possible and use caution signs to warn of wet … Continue reading

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