Eye Safety and Personal Protection Equipment

Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. OSHA reports that eye injuries alone cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation. Among the most common hazards for eye and face injury are flying objects ... [Continue Reading]

Drilling and Crystalline Silica Safety Measures

Although OSHA has delayed enforcing the crystalline silica standard in the construction industry, this hazard remains an important safety measure for worksites. Originally scheduled to begin June 23, 2017, enforcement will now begin Sept. 23, 2017. Approximately 2 million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, specifically ... [Continue Reading]

New Developments in Anti-Retaliation Programs

Earlier this year, OSHA issued new revisions to its whistleblowing recommendations, including a name change to Anti-Retaliation. The purpose and the intent of the new recommendations are unchanged: to make sure employers create worksites where workers feel comfortable voicing safety concerns without fear of retaliation. These recommendations of course have specific implications ... [Continue Reading]

Excellence in Construction Safety: Core Values Pay Off

On November 3rd, OSHA reported an accident involving an Ohio man whose crane's safety latch failed and 1,000 pounds of equipment fell and injured him as he worked on the factory floor. Although these stories are all too common, it only underscores the importance of recognizing those companies that practice the long-term vision and importance of training and safety ... [Continue Reading]