Fall Protection http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6606/more en Washington Construction Co. Fined more than $200,000 for Repeated Safety Violations http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations <div class="field-deck"> A Puyallup, Wash., construction company allegedly exposed workers to potential falls and other hazards at a residential construction site in Olympia. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Washington State <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lni.wa.gov_&amp;d=DwMGaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=XgtefILxNjCXUNQxGj32dUM9iTIINaaWqlieCZOmwA0&amp;m=IEGEc1unPNRxenbIHx4Xkwb1PAXoUwvl4PjahU4MMRA&amp;s=S2-375Zb8dp-26d5YP7nGLRbLQ67n45bJz19CF5NYyQ&amp;e=" target="_blank">Department of Labor &amp; Industries</a> (L&amp;I) has cited J &amp; I Construction for 13 violations for allegedly exposing workers to falls and other hazards, including several that are considered willful and repeat-serious. The findings include penalties totaling $203,420.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/washington-construction-co-fined-more-200000-repeated-safety-violations#comments Construction Fall Protection OSHA News Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:33:00 +0000 52851 at http://ehstoday.com Free Retro-Inspired Posters Highlight OSHA’s Top 10 Violations for 2016 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/free-retro-inspired-posters-highlight-osha-s-top-10-violations-2016-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><a href="https://safety.grainger.com/insights/posters" target="_blank">The series of 10, vintage-inspired safety posters are available for free from the Grainger web site.</a></p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/free-retro-inspired-posters-highlight-osha-s-top-10-violations-2016-photo-gallery#comments Construction Forklift Safety Galleries GHS Safety Leadership Fall Protection OSHA Safety Galleries Mon, 06 Feb 2017 18:24:00 +0000 52791 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A set of 10, vintage-style safety posters is available for free from Grainger.</p> Fall Prevention Training for General Industry Employees http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees <div class="field-byline"> By Karen Hamel, CSP, WACH </div> <div class="field-deck"> OSHA's efforts to revise and update the existing walking-working surfaces standard for general industry have been ongoing since 1973. A focus of the update is employee training. Here's what you need to know. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In 2016, OSHA passed a final rule expanding the scope of the existing walking and working surface standard for general industry and adding a fall protection standard for general industry; acknowledging that many general industry workers face similar types of fall hazards as those in construction.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-prevention-training-general-industry-employees#comments Fall Protection OSHA Safety Training OSHA Enforcement Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:54:00 +0000 52721 at http://ehstoday.com Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/walking-working-surfaces-and-personal-protective-equipment-infographic <div class="field-deck"> While the majority of OSHA's changes to the Walking-Work Surfaces Standard take effect in January 2017, employers have an extended compliance timeline for some parts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fake text for placeholder</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/walking-working-surfaces-and-personal-protective-equipment-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/walking-working-surfaces-and-personal-protective-equipment-infographic#comments Fall Protection Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:05:00 +0000 52311 at http://ehstoday.com Seven Million Ways to Prevent Injuries http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/seven-million-ways-prevent-injuries <div class="field-deck"> OSHA's new take on the Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection standard is causing companies in general industry to re-evaluate safety plans for slip, trip and fall prevention. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Decades after OSHA first held a public meeting regarding revisions to its Walking-Working Surfaces standard for general industry, the final rule will become effective on Jan. 17.</p> <p>The revision to 29 CFR Part 1910 general industry addresses subpart D &ndash; for slip, trip and fall hazards and subpart I &ndash; adding requirements for personal fall protection systems. In addition, it eliminates the existing mandate to use guardrails as a primary fall protection method and allows employers to choose from accepted fall protection systems, according to OSHA.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/seven-million-ways-prevent-injuries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/seven-million-ways-prevent-injuries#comments Fall Protection Safety Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:17:00 +0000 52301 at http://ehstoday.com Workers Exposed to Fall, Scaffolding Hazards in Philadelphia http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia <div class="field-deck"> A Plymouth Meeting, Pa., contractor has been fined $87,000 by OSHA for alleged safety violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On Dec. 9, <a href="https://www.osha/ooc/citations/Vanilson_Da_Silva_dba_Real_Contractors_LLC_1154452_12_09_16.pdf" target="_blank">OSHA&nbsp;issued citations to Vanilson Da Silva</a>, doing business as Real Contractors LLC, for four alleged&nbsp;repeat&nbsp;and&nbsp;two alleged serious safety violations. Proposed fin is $87,794.</p> <p>OSHA began an inspection of one of the company&rsquo;s job sites on June 10, after a compliance officer observed Real Contractors&rsquo; employees exposed to fall hazards.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/workers-exposed-fall-scaffolding-hazards-philadelphia#comments Fall Protection OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:58:00 +0000 51971 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Fatality Investigation: Roofing Employee Falls to Death at U.S. Bank Stadium http://ehstoday.com/safety/fatality-investigation-roofing-employee-falls-death-us-bank-stadium <div class="field-deck"> Berwald Roofing and Mortenson Construction settle with Minnesota OSHA after an August 2015 fatality in which an employee fell from the roof of U.S. Bank Stadium. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A settlement agreement has been reached between Minnesota&rsquo;s OSHA, Berwald Roofing and Mortenson Construction after an August 2015 fatality at the U.S. Bank Stadium construction project.</p> <p>According to the agreement, both companies addressed the hazards found during the subsequent inspection and have paid the citation penalty amounts. Berwald Roofing paid $113,200 for three OSHA violations and Mortenson Construction paid $34,300 for one OSHA violation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/fatality-investigation-roofing-employee-falls-death-us-bank-stadium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/fatality-investigation-roofing-employee-falls-death-us-bank-stadium#comments Construction Fall Protection Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:34:00 +0000 51841 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Taylor Heinicke (#6 of the Minnesota Vikings) throws the ball under pressure form Mario Jr. Edwards (#97), Neiron Ball (#58) and Ben Heeney (#51) of the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter of the preseason game on Aug. 22 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 20-12.</p> Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images Grainger Experts List Top 10 Safety Questions for 2016 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/grainger-experts-list-top-10-safety-questions-2016-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>For links to additional information included in the &ldquo;Top 10 Asked Safety Questions for 2016,&rdquo; visit <a href="https://safety.grainger.com/your-top-10-safety-questions" target="_blank">https://safety.grainger.com/your-top-10-safety-questions</a>.</p> <p>Grainger&rsquo;s team of safety specialists helps customers solve safety challenges, offers cost-saving solutions and recommends program standardization strategies. They hold degrees and professional certifications from accredited institutions in safety, industrial technology, chemistry and related fields.</p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/grainger-experts-list-top-10-safety-questions-2016-photo-gallery#comments Fall Protection Hand Protection PPE Respirators Safety Galleries Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:27:00 +0000 51811 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Grainger fielded 120,000 customer questions about safety in 2016. Here is the Top 10 list.</p> Winter Safety from Head to Toe http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe <div class="field-deck"> As the mercury drops, protecting workers from winter conditions is not something an employer should just plow through. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Santa Claus is the ultimate winter warrior. He comes like clockwork, every year, working a grueling 24-hour shift so that all the little boys and girls receive presents (or coal).</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/winter-safety-head-toe#comments Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Foot Protection Protective Clothing Safety Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:10:00 +0000 51631 at http://ehstoday.com 112 Million Workers Impacted by Final OSHA Rule Updating Walking-Working Surfaces Standards http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/112-million-workers-impacted-final-osha-rule-updating-walking-working-surfaces-stand <div class="field-deck"> The update to the Walking-Working Surfaces standard, which includes a new section that establishes requirements for using personal fall protection, will affect employees at 7 million workplaces. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>By updated its general industry <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.osha.gov_walking-2Dworking-2Dsurfaces_index.html&amp;d=DgMFAg&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=wl8LxMf7W1a5tNpUrLyQVgyhVDNc9jvXLAGUieOHfeE&amp;m=IylR7myCQKwgWlYLEfr8I5PqOl98SZRZNRPzekhyi_c&amp;s=9I4LITYLd8f2kFlKAwuF8N0lTMSTbxp-q7foMq_RFAs&amp;e=" target="_blank">Walking-Working Surfaces standards</a> specific to slip, trip and fall hazards, OSHA on Nov. 17 took steps to reduce injuries and fatalities for 112 million workers at 7 million workplace.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/112-million-workers-impacted-final-osha-rule-updating-walking-working-surfaces-stand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/112-million-workers-impacted-final-osha-rule-updating-walking-working-surfaces-stand#comments Fall Protection OSHA News Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:06:00 +0000 51381 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The updated OSHA standard will impact 112 million workers in 70 million workplaces.</p> Thinkstock