Tag Archives: construction safety

New OSHA website provides information on preventing backover incidents

I was surprised to read how many workers die from being backed over.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70 workers died from backover incidents in 2011. A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker … Continue reading

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OSHA releases educational videos

Although the press release says that the educational videos are for construction hazards, similar hazards exist in general industry and for municipalities. The twelve videos are each two to four minutes in length (one is almost 10 minutes, though).  They … Continue reading

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“An Unprotected Trench is an Early Grave”

Despite regulations and hundreds of fatalities, employees still work in unprotected trenches.   OSHA has had a trench emphasis for years, with many documented cases of inspectors pulling workers out of a trench to educate them about the hazards, only to … Continue reading

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OSHA Accomplishments Over 40 Years: Video

As was stated in the recent OSHA QuickTakes: Michaels shares OSHA’s accomplishments at national industrial hygienists conference OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels addressed 2,000 attendees of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s 2011 Conference and Exposition in Portland, Ore., to share … Continue reading

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