Truck Driver Fatalities Rose in 2017

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The 2017 BLS fatality census was released Tuesday December 18th, 2018 at https://www.bls.gov/iif/#News. Below is an article originally posted on Overdrive.  (Overdrive) Truck driver occupational fatalities rose in 2017 to the highest number since at least 2003, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS says the 840 truck drivers killed on the job in… Continue Reading Truck Driver Fatalities Rose in 2017

BMWED HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDY

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Railroad Equipment

BMWED HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDY – SUMMARY REPORT TO THE MEMBERSHIP This document is a Summary Report to the BMWED membership outlining the key findings of the Occupational Safety and Health research project. The Summary Report was authored by a team of highly-credentialed medical and academic researchers with extensive experience in workplace safety and health, both nationally and internationally. The… Continue Reading BMWED HEALTH AND SAFETY STUDY

Heat stress risk starts at 85 degrees Fahrenheit

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The power of the sun

CDC, OSHA: Heat stress risk starts at 85 degrees Fahrenheit (Construction Dive) After an analysis of 25 OSHA heat-related illnesses — 14 fatal and 11 nonfatal — the Centers for Disease Control suggested that employers start screening their workers for heat stress when the heat index reaches 85 degrees Fahrenheit rather than the 91 F OSHA currently recommends. Heat stress covers a… Continue Reading Heat stress risk starts at 85 degrees Fahrenheit

CPWR “Research to Practice” (r2p) Initiative

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Wondering about the latest and greatest research information to prevent injuries and illness in construction check out the Research to Practice Library CPWR “Research to Practice” (r2p) initiative is designed to: Encourage widespread adoption of evidence-based solutions by contractors and workers Increase r2p capacity through partnerships of researchers and stakeholders Inform future stakeholder driven research (practice-to-research or p2r) Develop r2p tools,… Continue Reading CPWR “Research to Practice” (r2p) Initiative

The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down May 7 to 11, 2018

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National Safety Stand-Down Logo - Construction Worker On Roof Wearing Fall Protection

(NIOSH Construction) Join the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and get ready for the 2018 Stand-Down for Safety! Register for a free webinar on March 21st to help you and your workers prepare at CPWR. (OSHA) Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue… Continue Reading The National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction: Getting Ready for the 2018 Safety Stand-Down May 7 to 11, 2018

Work-Related Asthma

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Construction work generating dust

Did you know many asthma triggers can be found in the workplace? In fact over 300 known or suspected substances at work can cause or worsen asthma. Avoiding triggers can prevent asthma from getting worse. Worsening asthma or new onset asthma in a worker should raise questions about workplace causes. Asthma symptoms can develop shortly after exposure, or they can develop… Continue Reading Work-Related Asthma

OSHA QuickTakes – Volume 17, Issue 2

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Date at top reads January 17, 2018 - Volume 17, Issue 2

OSHA has released their bi-monthly news letter, QuickTakes. In this issue, you can take a look at new requirements for employers reporting on-the-job injuries and illness. There’s also information about a Georgia cold weather safety program to keep workers safe in the winter months. Read the newsletter at OSHA

USA Today: 25 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

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Two men stand in front of a truck and smile

It was not until 1970 that Congress, under President Richard Nixon, passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. There were 14,000 workplace fatalities that year. As part of the act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, was established to set and enforce safety standards in the workplace. Since then, standards have improved and workplace fatalities have declined to… Continue Reading USA Today: 25 Most Dangerous Jobs in America