We are all familiar with the construction industry's fatal four: falls, struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between, but there is a silent killer in the construction industry that we need to talk about.
During a global crisis that has brought cleaning, sanitizing, and the health and safety of workers and our communities in the forefront of everyone’s minds, there is no better time to start the process of transitioning to safer chemicals in our workplaces.
How do we prepare for this novel coronavirus? Although we are still learning about this novel virus, we can use what we have learned from pandemic flu planning to prepare for its eventual spread in the U.S.
The fatality rate for excavation work is 112 percent higher than the rate for general construction, OSHA data shows. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 36 workers were killed in excavation or trench collapse incidents in 2016, nearly surpassing the combined total from 2014 and 2015. One cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds;... Continue Reading →
More than 40 years ago Harvey was seriously injured and permanently partially disabled. Capitalizing on this experience, and recognizing the turning point in his life, Harvey began a life long journey of learning all he could about workplace hazards, the regulations which govern them, and the specific educational and training responsibilities of employers.
Troy Corbin, OSHA Instructor of over 15 years, is a trail blazer in maritime industry safety and health training.
“[The Certificate Program] improved not only my knowledge level and my resume, but also my confidence in myself," - Jeff Dalto.
“I have worked on every continent but Antarctica,” says Gail, and she brings that unique global perspective to her teaching at the Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center.
What's the big deal about respirable crystalline silica, and what do you need to know about OSHA's new standards?