In this issue, learn more about OSHA delaying enforcement of anti-retaliation provisions, preventing sprains and strains associated with slips and falls, how to handle the flu, and much more.
OSHA’s severe injury reporting requirement, now in its second year, continues to show a disturbing trend of seven reported amputations a day at U.S. workplaces. The positive news is that the reports are leading to inspections, citations, and agreements with employers to make changes that will protect many more workers from injury.
Two bridge construction workers were injured, one critically so, after a steel-reinforced concrete support beam weighing at least 60,000 pounds fell 40 feet in Surprise, AZ.
What’s wrong with this picture? Plenty!
Most people have heard that workers who sit for hours every day without getting up and moving around are at increased risk for cardiovascular and other health problems—especially if they aren’t physically active off the job—but a new study has found that workers who sit may be up to 46 percent less productive than workers who use workstations that allow them to stand or sit.
What would you tell a worker using a ladder like this?