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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.
Effective Aug. 8, 2016, all passengers riding in large commercial trucks in the US will be required to wear seatbelts whenever these vehicles are involved in interstate commerce. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) posted a final rule calling for the change on June 7, 2016.
When people think of major hazards in the workplace, poor housekeeping likely isn’t the first thing to spring to mind, but a cluttered, disorganized workplace can lead to deadly consequences.
In this month’s SafetySmart Compliance Newsletter, findout:
*Report Identifies Most Common Causes of Workplace Accidents and Injuries
*NIOSH Researching Whether Coffee Workers Are at Risk for Lung Disease
*A Workplace Housekeeping Checklist
*Recent OSHA Cases & Fines
*and much more!
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It adds that modifying the way one performs his or her work and making changes to one’s work environment can help reduce the adverse effects of arthritis. Share with your workers these tips from the CCOHS for reducing some of the debilitating effects of arthritis.
Climate change may increase the severity and prevalence of known occupational hazards, as well as the development of new hazards, with outdoor workers being most at risk.
The Travelers Companies, Inc., the largest workers’ compensation carrier in the United States, has released an Injury Impact Report identifying the most common causes of workplace accidents and injuries between 2010 and 2014.
The company analyzed more than 1.5 million workers’ compensation claims and determined that …
A 23-year-old worker at a company that produces concrete and brick pavers, masonry and retaining walls, died after becoming caught in a concrete mixer.
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Work-related hearing loss is most prevalent in the mining, construction and manufacturing sectors, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).