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OSHA to help Protect workers involved in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center Expansion Project

OSHA has recently announced its partnership with a number of associations and companies to help promote worker safety and training for those workers who are directly or indirectly involved in the Porter Neuroscience Research center expansion project. The expansion project is taking place in Bethesda and involves a large number of skilled as well as unskilled workers.

This partnership has helped to strengthen OSHA’s commitment to increase worker safety at the workplace. Today, fall hazards at any construction site are the leading cause for worker death and injuries. Keeping these statistics in mind, it is very important to come up with different ways and ideas to reduce these fall hazards and stop the unnecessary injuries that take place every year.

The main aim of this partnership is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths, as well as the risky conditions and behaviors that could possibly result in fatalities. This is especially with regards to those injuries and fatalities that …
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The Different Types of OSHA Inspections

Inspectors are usually sent out to various work sites to check for any violations in safety practices. Other reasons for OSHA inspections include: If a compliance officer suspects any potential danger at a workplace, if an officer has received a complaint or if a tragedy has occurred at a workplace. Through regular inspections, OSHA is able to respond to the complaints that are issued by workers, and this helps to reduce workplace accidents and fatalities. Regular inspections are conducted by OSHA in order to detect violations. Many times, there are re-inspections as well.

There are different types of OSHA inspections held. These are:

1.For Investigation Purposes: OSHA investigates all those accidents that have caused serious injuries and death. As soon as the injury has occurred, the inspection will be carried out so as to get rid of the hazard.

2.Imminent Danger: If a compliance officer feels that a life threatening situation exists at a work site, then he or she can consult the employ…

Common Lockout/Tagout Mistakes

Powered equipment is always a big risk if not handled carefully, even while shutting down as well. Numerous needless accidents occur when machines are turned on that is supposed to be locked out.

Lockout or tagout related accidents are a needless yet serious issue. They cause small cuts or scratches but can also result in amputations, fracture or death. Any mechanical energy course, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic or gas can be deadly if they are not controlled.

Some common lockout or tagout mistakes employees make are listed below:

1.Mistake 1: Workers consider that since this job takes only a few minutes they don’t need to use a lock and consider only shutting the equipment controls.

2.Mistake 2: Many a times, workers leave the keys in the lock which is the biggest mistake they can make. Anyone can remove the lock without realizing it is protecting someone’s life.

3.Mistake 3: One most common mistake is to leave your job to another. If the lockout or tagout job is yours, make it a point…

Top 10 Violations revealed for 2010

At the National Safety Council Congress and Expo held in San Diego on the 5th of October, OSHA revealed the ten most cited violations in the year 2010. This session was arranged specially for highlighting the enforcement efforts by the agency for things like fall protection, electric safety, hazard communication and the likes.

The director of OSHA's directorate of enforcement programs, Thomas Galassi, shared with the NSC attendees the top 10 violations. It comes as no surprise that this year’s list was not considerably different from the violations that were listed in the past year.

He says that the degree of consistency in these violations has been maintained from year to year. All these violations are related to falls, contact with equipments and exposure to harmful substances. These violations are as listed below:

1.Accidents related to scaffolds.
2.Lack of fall protection programs or equipments.
3.No proper hazard communication.
4.Lack of respiratory protection.
5.Injuries related to…

The Significance of a Fall Protection Program

The United States, Department of Labor's,Occupational Safety and Health Act, under Title 29, of the Code of Federal Regulations, basically assures and enforces healthful and safe working conditions, for the general and construction industry, in the United States. In order to get a better glimpse of the codes for safety and health, workers ought to enroll themselves in a construction safety training course. For instance, through these courses, employees find out that under the OSHA Act, employers have the duty of providing their employees with a place of employment, that's free from any recognizable safety and health hazards. Indeed! It’s the law.

The ANSI and the CSA are organizations made up of consumerss and manufacturers, that establish product performance regulations and standards for fall protection safety. However, these standards are not enforceable as law. Fortunately, though, most of the OSHA regulations are adopted from ANSI standards.

A construction safety training co…

Some Quick and Interesting Facts on OSHA

In order to ensure the health and safety of America's workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established by setting and enforcing standards. It aims to provide training and outreach to workers so that they can protect themselves from work related hazards. Here are a few facts that will help you know OSHA better:
OSHA was created in the year 1971 by Congress. The latter gave it the mission of avoiding injuries, illnesses and deaths that are related to work and work places in the United States.Right from the time OSHA has been incepted, the rate of of occupational deaths has gone down by 50%. Also, all the work related injuries have been declined by 40%.There were around 5.7 million occupational illnesses and injuries among the U.S. workers in the year 1999.During the financial year of 2002, OSHA inspected around 37,493 workplaces. There are other 26 states that conducted their own OSHA programs. These states carried out an additional 58,402 inspections…

How to get certified in OSHA 10 hour training courses

OSHA 10 hour training courses provide services pertaining to the health and safety of construction workers. Even the safety and health of the workers working in the general industry is included in these courses. These courses can be looked up on the Internet.

There are various organizations that provide certifications in OSHA 10 hour courses. You can pick one which delivers quality and efficient training at affordable rates. These organizations train workers and teach them how to prevent an occupational accident. Also, they help them identify all the potential hazards that are present at the work site. Also, the workers learn about the safety regulations laid down by OSHA.

These organizations abide by the Occupational Safety and Health Act standards. Also, these courses are extremely economical. Since these organizations offer them online, these courses can be taken up and completed as per your schedule. This makes the 10 hour OSHA training course extremely flexible.

The most advantageou…