Construction http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6599/more en Ladder Safety e-Book Available for Download http://ehstoday.com/construction/ladder-safety-e-book-available-download <div class="field-deck"> If you missed the March issue of EHS Today, here’s your opportunity to download the special focus on Ladder Safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>More than 2,000 people per day are injured in ladder-related incidents, and the industry is taking major steps to reduce that number.</p> <p>The American Ladder Institute has declared March as National Ladder Safety Month.</p> <p>This collection includes articles about National Ladder Safety Month, ladder safety and the OSHA regulations related to the appropriate and safe use of ladders in general industry and construction.</p> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus" target="_blank"><strong>Download it here. </strong></a></p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/construction/ladder-safety-e-book-available-download#comments Construction OSHA Safety News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +0000 53711 at http://ehstoday.com Little Giant Ladders Ladder Safety -- A Special Focus http://ehstoday.com/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://ehstoday.com/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/EHS-Ladder1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">More than 2,000 people per day are injured in ladder-related incidents, and the industry is taking major steps to reduce that number. The American Ladder Institute has declared March as National Ladder Safety Month. This collection includes articles about National Ladder Safety Month, ladder safety and the OSHA regulations related to the appropriate and safe use of ladders.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Safety Gold Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:53:00 +0000 53701 at http://ehstoday.com 61 Workers Died on the Job in Oregon in 2016 http://ehstoday.com/construction/61-workers-died-job-oregon-2016 <div class="field-deck"> A new data collection program in Oregon counts all on-the-job fatalities, not just those covered by the state workers’ compensation system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A preliminary report issued March 7 by the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) indicates that Oregon worker deaths in 2016 increased by more than 30 percent from 2015. The state experienced 61 deaths in 2016, up from 2015&rsquo;s figure of 41 deaths.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/61-workers-died-job-oregon-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/61-workers-died-job-oregon-2016#comments Construction OSHA Safety News Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:35:00 +0000 53491 at http://ehstoday.com Talking Ladder Safety with American Ladder Institute President Ryan Moss http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/talking-ladder-safety-american-ladder-institute-president-ryan-moss <div class="field-deck"> The American Ladder Institute, a not-for-profit association of ladder industry leaders dedicated to promoting safe ladder use, has declared March 2017 as National Ladder Safety Month. EHS Today sat down with Moss to hear more about his passion for ladder safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&quot;Every year there are 300 ladder-related deaths and thousands of disabling injuries related to ladders,&quot; says Ryan Moss, president of the American Ladder Institute (ALI), and CEO of Little Giant Ladder Systems.</p> <p>&quot;Without better training and continuous innovation in safety, planning and product design, we will continue to see far too many fatalities.&quot;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/talking-ladder-safety-american-ladder-institute-president-ryan-moss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/talking-ladder-safety-american-ladder-institute-president-ryan-moss#comments Construction Fall Protection Safety Training Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:35:00 +0000 53301 at http://ehstoday.com The Future of Fall Prevention http://ehstoday.com/safety/future-fall-prevention <div class="field-byline"> David Francis </div> <div class="field-deck"> Every ladder accident is preventable, but without better training and continuous innovation in safety planning and product design, fatalities will continue. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Every year, over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries.<br /> The impact from sprains and strains, broken bones and other more serious disabling conditions resulting from falls from ladders reaches far beyond the injured worker&#39;s suffering. The direct compensation and medical treatments associated with falls from elevation cost American businesses $4.6 billion, according to a report from Liberty Mutual published several years ago.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/future-fall-prevention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/future-fall-prevention#comments Construction Fall Protection Safety Training Wed, 08 Mar 2017 15:26:00 +0000 53281 at http://ehstoday.com Would You Like to Share Your Safety Success Stories? http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/would-you-share-your-safety-success-stories <div class="field-deck"> The most important element of EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference is the educational component contributed by YOU, the experts speaking in our four tracks: safety and risk management, compliance, construction and safety technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EHS Today&rsquo;s Safety Leadership Conference is the premier education and networking opportunity for leaders in occupational safety and health, compliance and risk management. The 2017 Safety Leadership Conference will be held Sept. 11-13 in Atlanta at the Hilton Atlanta.</p> <p>The most important element of the Safety Leadership Conference is the educational component contributed by the experts speaking in our four tracks: safety and risk management, compliance, construction and safety technology:</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/would-you-share-your-safety-success-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/would-you-share-your-safety-success-stories#comments Construction Safety Leadership News Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:48:00 +0000 53221 at http://ehstoday.com Associated Builders and Contractors Releases Annual Report, Honors National Safety Award Winners http://ehstoday.com/construction/associated-builders-and-contractors-releases-annual-report-honors-national-safety-award <div class="field-deck"> The national construction industry trade association identifies leading indicators impacting safety performance and determines which companies have world-class safety programs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently released its annual report which measures the construction industry&rsquo;s overall safety performance.</p> <p>The Safety Performance Report utilizes data from the organization&rsquo;s member companies to determine what constitutes world-class safety as well as providing tips to improve company programs.</p> <p>The methodology of ABC&rsquo;s Safety Performance Report is summarized as follows:</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/associated-builders-and-contractors-releases-annual-report-honors-national-safety-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/associated-builders-and-contractors-releases-annual-report-honors-national-safety-award#comments Construction Safety News Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:30:00 +0000 53201 at http://ehstoday.com High Five! Tell EHS Today About Your Successful Hand Protection Program http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/high-five-tell-ehs-today-about-your-successful-hand-protection-program <div class="field-deck"> EHS Today is reaching out to safety professionals to find out how they manage hand protection and the prevention of hand injuries. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you are a safety professional in any industry who has a successful hand protection program, EHS Today wants to talk to you!!</p> <p>Over 1 million workplace hand injuries occur each year. Some 20 percent of disabling workplace injuries involve the hands. Of those injuries, 63 percent are lacerations, 13 percent are crush injuries and the remaining injuries are punctures, fractures, burns and amputations.</p> <p>OSHA 1910.138 states:</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/high-five-tell-ehs-today-about-your-successful-hand-protection-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Hand Protection Safety News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:36:00 +0000 53141 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Ladder Losers [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/unsafe-ladder-use <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><a href="https://ladderassociation.org.uk/" target="_blank">The Ladder Association,</a> the UK organization behind the annual &ldquo;&rdquo;Idiots on Ladders&rdquo; competition, has returned, this time with the Ladder Leaders/Ladder Losers competition.</p> <p>From Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, followers of their Facebook page had the opportunity to post photos of ladder losers and leaders.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/unsafe-ladder-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/unsafe-ladder-use#comments Construction Galleries Safety Galleries Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:58:00 +0000 53111 at http://ehstoday.com Research Projects Protective Footwear Market to Grow 7.5 Percent Annually http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/research-projects-protective-footwear-market-grow-75-percent-annually <div class="field-deck"> A new report has shown an increase in industrial accidents coupled with workplace safety and rapid global development has increased demand for footwear. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The global industrial protective footwear market is set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5 percent between 2016 and 2022, according to a new report published by Allied Market Research.</p> <p>As of 2015, the global market is valued at $3.5 billion, with Europe and North America leading in sales. In 2015, the two countries collectively accounted for more than half of the total industrial protective footwear market size, and are expected to continue this trend during the researchers&rsquo; forecast period.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/research-projects-protective-footwear-market-grow-75-percent-annually" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/research-projects-protective-footwear-market-grow-75-percent-annually#comments Construction Foot Protection News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:47:00 +0000 53071 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock