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THE HEAT IS ON!

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable.

OSHA has created a web site as part of a nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather. The educational resources page gives workers and employers information about heat illnesses and how to prevent them. There are also training tools for employers to use and posters to display at their worksites. Many of the new resources target vulnerable workers with limited English proficiency. OSHA will continue to add information and tools to this page throughout the summer.

OSHA is also partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on weather service alerts. NOAA’s Heat Watch page now includes worker safety precautions when extreme heat alerts are issued.

We invite you to join in this effort by helping to reach workers and employers in your community with the resources you will find on this site.

 

STOP FALLS IN CONSTRUCTION!

NATIONAL FALL PREVENTION CAMPAIGN

Recognizing that falls in construction still represent the largest contribution to workplace serious injury and deaths the U.S. Department of Labor kicked off the national fall prevention campaign aimed at eliminating worker tragedies from falls. “Falls are the most fatal out of all hazards in the construction industry, accounting for almost one in every three construction worker deaths. Our simple message is that safety pays, and falls cost” explained U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on Thursday April 26th as she announced a new campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent deadly falls in the construction industry. The awareness campaign will provide employers and workers with life-saving information and educational materials about working safely from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. In 2010, more than 10,000 construction workers were injured as a result of falling while working from heights, and another 255 workers were killed.

OSHA has created a new fall prevention Web page with detailed information in English and Spanish on fall protection standards at http://www.osha.gov/stopfalls. NIOSH and NORA also have created a page on the Centers for Disease Control website at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/construction/stopfalls.html, as well as a joint website on fall prevention at http://www.stopconstructionfalls.com, which will be maintained by the Center for Construction Research and Training, that contains information from industry, nonprofit and academic sources.

“The busy summer months in the construction industry are upon us, and now is the time to ensure that workers and employers understand what is required to prevent falls,” said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. “When working at heights, everyone needs to plan ahead to get the job done safely, provide the right equipment and train workers to use the equipment safely.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CAMPAIGN VISIT THE LINKS BELOW:

FREE OSHA  RESOURCES

FREE CDC/ NIOSH  RESOURCES

FREE NORA RESOURCES

 

OSHA Weekly Fatality Report

“With every one of these fatalities, the lives of a worker’s family members were shattered and forever changed. We can’t forget that fact.”

-Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor

 

Memorandum on Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices [3/12/12]

OSHA warns employers about creating incentive programs which would cause employees to feel uncomfortable about reporting injuries or illnesses, and that such programs can put the employer’s entire workforce is put at risk.

 

OSHA Law Blog

Provides information and legal thoughts on workplace safety & health issues.

Arizona  Passes Law which fundimentaly changes residential worker safety & fall protection.

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Falls costing Arizona Businesses Millions of Dollars per Year

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Arizona Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers Urges Arizona to Protect Workers

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US Department of Labor’s OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard

Regulation protects workers from dangerous chemicals, helps American businesses compete worldwide.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides additional time and increased consultation for light commercial and residential contractors to get into compliance with CFR 1926 Subpart M…until September 15, 2012.

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OSHA reaches out to builders and residential contractors with unprecedented guidance and compliance assistance.

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