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OSHA has Listed Work-sites with Highest Injuries and Illnesses

Based on the most recent survey, Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA has released a listing of 15,000 work-sites that have the highest numbers of illnesses and injuries in the nation for their industries. OSHA has stated that they have sent a letter to the work-sites along with the copies of their illness and injury data as well as the list of the most frequently cited OSHA standards in their specific industry.

The Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Dr. David Michaels has announced in March 9, 2010 that, “Receipt of this letter means that workers in that particular establishment are being injured at a higher rate than in most other businesses of its kind in the country.” According to him the employers whose companies have high injury and illness rates need to take instant steps to protect their employees.

The fact is that being under the OSHA scanner is not a good thing for a company let alone being cited. Many companies have been cited by OSHA in the past and …

Free Construction Safety And Health Training Provided By US Labor Department's OSHA On April 1

OSHA is going to provide construction safety and health training at the Gulf State Fairgrounds in Mobile on 1 April. This will be a free training and this training will help the employees in preventing construction-related injuries and illnesses. This free training is co-sponsored by OSHA, the main federal agency of U.S. Department of Labor. Besides the employees, this training will also help contractors and others who are interested in receiving and experiencing construction safety and health information.

Kurt Peter Meyer, the area director of OSHA's in Mobile, says,”"Despite the recent economic downturn, construction remains a major growth sector of the economy, and our focus is on preventing work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The conference supports this effort by providing a wealth of free safety and health information to employers."

The schedule of this OSHA safety training will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. And it is conducted by OSHA, the Associated Gen…

OSHA Directorate of Training and Education Training Resources

DTE (OSHA Directorate of Training and Education)

The national training and education policies and the procedures of OSHA are developed, overseen, directed,and managed by OSHA Directorate of Training and Education (DTE). It also ensures the implementation of OSHA safety training and education. It has special departments to maintain all these features.

OSHA Training Institute (OTI)

The main function of OSHA Training Institute(OTI)is to provide occupational safety and health training to federal and state compliance officers, state consultants, other federal agency personnel, and the private sector. It also provides education in occupational safety and health to them.

OSHA Training Institute Education Centers

OSHA Training Institute courses are provided by OSHA Education Centers for the private sector and other federal agency personnel who locates in the United States.

OSHA Outreach Training Program

OSHA introduces OSHA Outreach Training Program so the training could reach the workers all over…

Why OSHA

No one can count how much OSHA has done towards the safety of workers at working place. OSHA safety training alone has awakened the employers about the safety and health and now all the workers are eager to know about the safety measures and they have got right for safety and health federally.

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the main federal agency of United States Department of Labor. Congress created it under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and President Richard M. Nixon signed it on December 29, 1970. Its mission comes with a great objectivity to prevent the workers from work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. OSHA has introduced OSHA standard for workplace safety and health. Like OSHA,

NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) was also created by OSHA act though it is not a part of United States Department of Labor.

The Standard of OSHA contains reasonable, protective practices, and process of job. OSHA ensures if these facil…

Industrial Homework and OSHA safety regulation

Have ever experienced doing compulsory homework that is allotted to by your employers? How do you feel then? You work at your working place or site and when you come back home to have rest and get sometime for yourself, you see the compulsory home work lying at you. You might feel disgusting and overloaded and the mental pleasure will go far from you. OSHA safety regulation and labor low can help you in such juncture.

OSHA safety regulation and labor low has prohibited performing certain kind of work in an workers home unless the employer does get prior certification from the department of Labor. There are so many types of work that are done in the industries. Some of them are not involved and some are not involved in safety and health hazards. In manufacturing of knitted outerwear, buttons and buckles, gloves and mittens, embroideries, handkerchiefs,and jewelry, restrictions are applied. The manufacturing of woman's apparel that are made under hazardous condition are complete…

How to Reduce Accidents at Work Site

Accidents are a common thing that frequently happens at working place. It causes tremendous loss of human resource and and also the productivity of the industry at same tome. To reduce work place accidents, OSHA safety training has tailored a lot. OSHA safety training is provided by many government and private agencies so that the safety of employees and their health will be ensured.

There are so many points that come in front while talking of safety and health of the workers. Employees have to expose to hazardous chemicals, use sharp equipment and many other dangers come to them. They must have to expose those things but the important point is that while using these hazardous things, they should keep preventive measures so that their life will remain safe at that time also. The experts of OSHA safety training provides the best protective ways so that the workers can stay safe at working place. OSHA safety provides training on occupational safety and health orientation required by OSH…

OSHA meetings in Chicago to address workplace hazards on combustible dust

OSHA(Occupational Safety and Health Administration) the main federal agency of U.S. Department of Labor's has scheduled informal stakeholder meetings in Chicago. The objective of this meeting is to continue soliciting comments and suggestions for protecting workers from combustible dust hazards in the workplace. It has been recorded that combustible dust explosions have taken 130 workers life and more than 780 workers have injured since 1980.

The Chicago meeting is going to be held on 21 April 2010. There is great need of this series of meetings as the comments of the participants will be considered by OSHA to develop a proposed standard for combustible dust. Combustible dust is defined as, ”solids ground into fine particles, fibers, chips, chunks or flakes that can cause a fire or explosion when suspended in air under certain conditions. Types of dusts include metal (aluminum and magnesium), wood, plastic or rubber, coal, flour, sugar and paper, among others.”

This combustible du…

Why do you need an OSHA workplace poster

Picture alone can show the exact happening of anything and people can remember and also get the exact message through a picture. This fact has been experienced by the entire human race from the very beginning of the world. To create and to make understand all about the protections of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and its amendments, U.S. Department of Labor also have prepared posters that must have to be kept displayed by all the covered employers.

You can get different type of OSHA posters free from OSHA Office of Publications or you can get them by downloading the PDF version of the poster. Job safety and health protection labor law posters have played a vital role. Workers, many times, are seen ignorant about their job concerned matters. If that kind of workers every day see the posters that contain everything regarding their job and the industry and also about OSHA, then they sure will have a clear idea about the rules an d regulations and all about safety and health matt…

Protect workers from Hexavalent chromium by commenting on Direct Final Rule and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

This is not new that workers expose to the most hazardous chemicals for many reasons in the construction and general industries. They have to suffer badly most of the time after exposing to such hazardous chemicals.

OSHA ( Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has requested comment from the public regarding hazardous chemical like Ambivalent chromium that directly can promote cancer in human body through inhalation. Workers who expose to toxic chemical are at greater risk and there is greater chance for lung cancer, severe nose problem, and also throat and respiratory tract. So, it is very necessary for the employers to notify their employees about the ambivalent chromium so that they can take proper protective measures on time. OSHA has taken the decision to make ambivalent chromium consistent with hazardous substances OSHA standard. David Michaela, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, says,” Ambivalent chromium is a dangerous chemical and exposure can l…

OSHA Notification & Assistance For High Injury And Illnss Workplace

OSHA, the US department of Labor's Occupational Safety And Health Administration, has required workplace injury and illness data from the employers so that they can identify the employers whose employees face higher injury and illness than the national average. OSHA has sent letters about 15,000 workplaces that have faced highest number of injuries and illness and they are restricted from work, work related activities. This high rate of injury at workplace is known as DART rate. The receiver of this letter requires to take immediate steps to give proper protection to the workers. The letter has also offered assistance to reduce the rate of injuries and to give safety measures to the workers. The state will provide OSHA's free safety and health consultation services for the small business. OSHA has done all these examining the survey of workplaces and the data of the employers of 2009 The workplaces that have received the letters have DART rates two times more than the nationa…

OSHA for safety and health hazards fined Cranes ville Block Co.

OSHA the main federal agency of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has taken a new step for the safety and health of the workers at working site. Though OSHA has introduced many rules and regulations for the well being and the safety of the workers, still there are problems with the safety and health of the workers at working place.

Cranes ville Block Company, a plant at Kingston, New York, has been caught by OSHA as the company is failed to maintain the safety measure of the OSHA standard for a number of violations and has been fined with with $45,500. The company had serious violations on chemical and electrical hazards and lack of equipment for workers. OSHA has found the company lack of safety glass and gloves for the workers in many industries who expose to acid, hazard chemicals, live electrical parts and many more. They have found blocked exit also in the industries that have caused serious injury and even death of the workers.…

OSHA Record Keeping and Reporting

OSHA requires record keeping and reporting of injuries, accidents, death and other work related accidents by the employers those have more than 10 employees. This regulation is not applicable for the employers who have low-hazard industries like: real estate, insurance, retail, finance and some other industries. Record keeping are divided into two different forms: the OSHA Form 200 and the OSHA Form 101. OSHA Form 200 is known as injury/illness log. It has a separate line entry for every recordable injury or illness. This OSHA 200 Form is limited to the injuries that require only first aid treatment. Employers must post the total of the previous years injury and illness experience in the summary section of the OSHA Form 200 in the month of February. The workers individual detail record of the injury or illness are kept by OSHA Form 101 that helps in getting every information, reason and the cause clear. In stead of this form, workers’ compensation form can serve the same.

Employers …

OSHA starts investigate the death of workers at Fort Worth yogurt plant

OSHA has never neglected any death of worker that happens at workplace and always tries to find out the cause behind it so that such accident or mistake can never occur again.

Recently, at Dannon's yogurt plant in Fort Worth's medical district, a worker was caught by machinery on 13 February. The worker died after six days and the report showed that he got head and chest injury. He has left behind his wife and three children. Feel the condition of the family after the death of the main earner!

Proper investigation is not possible for those workers for many reasons and the result shows many times the guilty of the worker's. OSHA has solved this problem by taking such cases to be investigated themselves. As the main federal agency of the US department of Labor, OSHA has done the best part of their service so that the workers can live a life where they feel secure and satisfied. On the other hand, the family members also will get some kind of relaxation after knowing the rea…

OSHA 30 Hour Courses Are Designed To Save Your Life

Life is precious. No one can come again after death and so we all are aware of our life, but sometimes we have to compromise with it specially the workers who work in the construction and general industries for many reasons. They have to play with their life in the name of works. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) develops safety trainings for the workers to ensure the safety and health of the workers. So, this is very necessary for all the workers those are working with the constructions and general industries to have the course and save their life. OSHA provides:
OSHA 10 hour coursesOSHA 30 hour coursesThese two courses include:
OSHA 10 hour construction CoursesOSHA 10 Hour general industry coursesOSHA 30 hour construction CoursesOSHA 30 Hour general industry coursesThese courses aim at ensuring the safety and health of workers and working condition for the employees so that no death and accidents can occur.

OSHA 30 Hour Construction Courses:

These courses are safety t…

Needlesticks Injuries And Its Prevention

Needlestick injury means any piercing wound that is seen to be happen frequently with the workers who work in general and construction companies. The result of niddlestick injuries can spread hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses. It can put the workers at risk of contracting the HIV suffering people and the virus that can cause AIDS. That is why OSHA has issued the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens standard was established in the year 1991 by Occupational Safety and Health Administration for its significant health risk associated with exposure to viruses and other microorganisms. There is large risk as it may cause bloodborne diseases. To minimize the risk of the infection, this specific OSHA standard has introduced safe gourds for employees from occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials. OSHA has delineates some protective measures that are imposed upon the workers so that they can eliminate or reduce the pote…

Welding Safety And New OSHA Rule

Welding is not very easy as per as the safety matter concerns. There are larger chances of getting injury in welding than any other works of general and construction company. OSHA has improved the condition of the workers who work in the field of welding. Now, in 1990, OSHA has revised the standard that was made for the safety of the welding workers. The new OSHA standard requires many things that must be complied with by the employees and the employers regarding fire protection, personnel protection, and health protection.

According to the fire prevention:

At the working place, all the movable fire hazards should be removed in the case of the welded object that is not removable so that no danger can occur.
If these two IE. the fire hazards and the welded object are not possible to remove, then the guards should be used to separate them. Welding must be stopped, if this is not possible.
To prevent workers life from danger, fire extinguishers must be placed immediately at the working place…

OSHA Partners With Manhattan Torcon JV To Protect The Workers Constructing New Medical Facility

Workers who are involved in constructing the new medical research facility at Fort Derrick will be safer now because of the new partnership formed between OSHA( Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and Manhattan/Tor con Joint Venture.

The U.S Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases which is at Fort Derrick, in Frederick will be the the bio-defense laboratory for the U.S Department of Defense. The area of about 865,000 square feet will i have bio-safety research labs, administrative and support areas. The project had started in July 2009 and is expected to be completed by May 2014. When the construction will be at peak then it will involve approximately 800 workers.

The OSHA's partnership program will encourage, assist and recognize the efforts of partners to eliminate any serious workplace hazards and achieve a high level of worker safety and health. Most strategic partnership seek to have to have a great impact by building cooperative relationships with the…

Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses in California and New Steps of OSHA

Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DIR/DOSH) reminded all California employees to post at their place of business a list of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred at the workplace during 2009. The condition mentioned regarding the list was that it must be displayed from February 1 through April 30 for employee review.

The aim and objective of DIR/DOSH is to ensure the safety and health of the workers. If DIR/DOSH are informed by such way what exactly happens in the occupational sector, and how the workers suffer from the problems that frequently occurs in the field. Though OSHA has done a lot for the safety of the workers, still there are many issues that are not able to be removed by OSHA’s other regulations and programs. This time, therefore, employers are required to use form 300A to report the number of injuries each year and if no work related injuries occur, then also they are asked to fill up the form.

It is done to understand…

Online OSHA Safety Training And Your Benefit

Online safety training can help the workers a lot for it is convenience for them and nothing is left what OSHA standards require for the training. Can you take out time in your busy schedule for a training that takes 10 to 30 hours to complete? Life is really hectic these days and sitting for a classroom for a long period makes any people bore and also the feeling of guilty as it is time consuming. The importance of OSHA safety training can not be ignored even if the training is done in a classroom.

But with the advanced technologies and the availability of Internet facility now no need to worry about the classroom safety training that has significant importance to improve the safety and health of the workers at working place. With comfort and at your pace, you can complete the training from home only. Do you think you can not communicate with the experts while taking the online safety training course? Obviously you can.

You can communicate with the experts within a second and can ask …

OSHA Your Partner In Business

Business requires many qualities to grow. The primary concern of every businessman is to get benefit from it. But when people find themselves as bosses or owners, they become strict towards their employees and at less payment and facilities, they demand more productivity from them. This causes anarchism and many other problems and the workers have to suffer from it. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health administration) has tried to make voice for safety of the workers and has provided training for them to make them aware of their surroundings.

Many times, it is seen that the workers work in a very dirty environment where the working place becomes a threat to life but the employers are not paying attention to it. All these issues are counted by OSHA and it has taken proper steps to ensure the safety of the workers. OSHA has introduced many courses for the workers so that they cannot be cheated and there cannot be any kind of danger in their work. If there is danger at the working place a…

Know About OSHA Standard Development

Everything changes as time passed and if the old things are tried to be kept that do not fit the present time and environment, then there is no use of it and there will be problem rather than the benefit for the standards or. OSHA has many times tried to develop the standards that need changes for the betterment of the workers, employees and for the industry itself. If OSHA determines to have a new and specific standard, then the advisory committees may be called upon to go the matter farther. Any of the advisory committees will develop the specific recommendations. OSHA possesses two standing committees and an ad hoc committee can be appointed to scrutinize the most important areas that are concern to OSHA.The standing advisory committees of OSHA are:

1. National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). This committee advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretary of HHS and also to the Labor on matters regarding administration of the Act.