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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.

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What’s wrong with this picture? Plenty!

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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.

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People will smoke in curious places, but this photograph of a large ashtray placed within a few feet of multiple propane tanks suggests that many workers either can’t read the no-smoking signs or don’t realize that they could get smoked if a tank began leaking gas vapors that contacted the ignition sources hanging off the ends of their fingers.

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The crash of a US Air Force C-130J airplane on Oct. 2, 2015 at Jalalabad Airfield in Afghanistan, which killed all 11 people on board, was caused by the unfortunate placement of a hard-shell night vision goggles case, which blocked the plane’s flight controls during takeoff.

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What is wrong with the way this construction worker is navigating the workplace?

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Two workers were killed in a crane lift incident in Hanover, NJ.

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Improper manual materials handling drives more injuries than most hazards combined.
Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying heavy objects remains a fundamental job task of workers in just about all industries and work settings.
 

 
Workplaces have changed dramatically over the millennia. But even in the 21st century,  lifting, pushing, pulling …

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This is the kind of safety violation you can’t afford if you use cranes at your plant.

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OSHA and GCCA will develop outreach materials and provide training related to ammonia and other chemicals, as well as fall protection.

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