A complaint about safety conditions at a North Bergen, NJ commercial laundry company has resulted in OSHA citations for four repeat and five serious violations carrying $219,000 in proposed fines.Read More
The workers in this photograph could serve as poster boys for how not to lift heavy objects.Read More
In the wake of the tragic movie theater shooting that killed 12 people and injured 58 others, the City of Houston’s Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security has released a public service video providing tips on how to survive a workplace
A plumber in England was sentenced to six months’ jail after pleading guilty to carrying out work on gas fittings and appliances when he was not registered to do so.Read More
Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series on recordkeeping errors or misconceptions that can land companies in trouble with OSHA. Part one will examine the first five of 10 errors, while the remaining five errors and five important missteps that can lead to willful recordkeeping citations will be covered in the next Safe Supervisor edition.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) lawyers believe there is widespread under-reporting of injuries and illnesses in American workplaces.Read More
They are found nearly everywhere, across all industries and are a vital part of operations. But from a safety standpoint, racking systems are frequently ignored— until something goes tragically wrong.Read More
Following three window-washer fatalities between 2009 and 2011, Minnesota is poised to introduce a new standard to increase protection for workers engaged in window-washing or building maintenance operations.
The new Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) standard, which takes effect on March 1, 2012, applies to workers suspended 14 feet (4.2 meters) above grade.Read More
One in 20 on-the-job injuries and illnesses occur in eating and drinking establishments, yet many of these workplaces aren’t well equipped to handle staff emergencies, according to Cintas Corporation.
“Too often, restaurants take a reactive approach to safety. Many operators may not realize they are out of first aid bandages or ointment until an accident occurs. By identifying the top injuries, restaurants can make sure they have the proper products and programs in place to prevent a minor injury from becoming serious,” says Brian Garry, Senior Director of Foodservice for Cintas Corporation.
The top causes of injury in restaurants and drinking establishments are:Read More
How good a job does your company or organization do in the area of providing effective worker safety training? Perhaps you are not doing as well as you might think.
A global survey of more than 3,000 government and commercial training-related managers by ESI International has found some significant training weaknesses, including the following:
Editor’s note: This is the second part in a two-part series showing how to run a high-impact safety meeting. Part one in October’s Safe Supervisor showed the importance of engaging workers’ input and giving them information they can use. This months’ story will present some safety meeting presentation do’s and don’ts.
As a supervisor, you know that safety meetings provide vital opportunities to educate workers on new tasks and procedures, new equipment, new hazards, or to refresh workers on specific tasks or procedures.
But those opportunities will fall on deaf ears if the supervisor delivering the safety talk hates speaking before a group of people and rattles off a dull-as-dishwater presentation that only inspires a worker’s urge to nap.Read More