Tag Archives: Falls

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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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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MSHA Serious Injury

Surface Crushed Limestone-A miner was seriously injured when the expanded metal walkway that he was standing on suddenly failed. The miner fell 10 feet directly to the ground below. The expanded metal walkway was covered with conveyor belt to aid … 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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