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Dangers in Loading & Unloading Heavy Equipment

Brief article discussing the findings of a report on the number of fatalities suffered in loading bulldozers and other heavy equipment on and off flat...

Fall Protection: Misconceptions & Myths; Working Within the OSHA System

Article that examines common misconceptions, focusing on OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Subpart D, Walking-Working Surfaces, and Subpart I, PPE; 29 CFR 1926 Subpart...

CPSC, New Danger Label Required on All Portable Generators

Unanimous decision by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to require manufacturers of portable generators to warn consumers of carbon m...

Letter from a Father - on "Accidents"

Letter from the father of a worker who was electrocuted, arguing that “accidents” stem from lack of safety procedures and policies....

Cal/OSHA Submits Heat Stress Regulations to State

Cal/OSHA has submitted proposed emergency regulations for heat stress management to the state Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board and has...

Hispanic workers lack health insurance; Union members are better off

Reports on result of study of Hispanic workers indicating that Hispanic construction workers are less likely to have health insurance, although union...

Fire Safety

An evacuation plan to protect against fires, including an evacuation checklist and equipment checklist....

A Checklist for the Ergonomic Evaluation of Non-Powered Hand Tools

A checklist was developed to evaluate nonpowered hand tools for basic features related to good ergonomic tool design. Using the checklist, 14 ergonomi...

Construction Heaters

Discusses different types of construction heaters, how to select them and set them up so they will be safe....

Exposure to Biohazards

Reviews the general process of wastewater treatment, microorganisms that may be in wastewater, the risk of infection by these organisms and preventive...