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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…

Welding Hazards in the Workplace

When it comes to dangerous professions, welding is perhaps taking the number one spot off late. Anything can go wrong and result in serious hazards. The hazards related to welding are the leading cause of injuries in construction sites. Most welding accidents in fact could have been prevented if the person was well educated and took the time to follow the safety precautions.

Some of the welding hazards in the workplace are:

1.Noise Hazards – If workers are exposed to constant loud noises it can lead to permanently damage or hearing disabilities. Some studies have also linked to heart disease resulting from high blood pressure and stress, which are the natural reaction to loud noises. All employees according to OSHA must test for noise levels in order to determine the threat it may cause them. Employees must use OSHA approved ear safety protection to prevent these hazards.

2.Electrical Hazards – This is unlikely but possible. There is a possibility that you may suffer from electrical shoc…

Types of OSHA 10 hour courses

OSHA 10 hour courses has great importance in the safety and the health of the workers at general and the construct ion company. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the federal agency in the Department of Labor of US, aims at ensuring the safety and health of the workers and also the a enhancing working environment for reducing the death rate, accidents, and diseases. OSHA requires employees’ safe and protective process of job for their well being. For this purpose,OSHA has provided two types of courses: 10 Hour OSHA Courses and 30 Hour OSHA Courses. 10 Hour OSHA Courses are divided into two different types:
Construction Industry Course andGeneral Industry CourseOSHA 10 hour Construction Industry Course helps the workers get the general awareness . The course helps the workers to recognize the preventive hazards of a construction site. This course is an orientation training program intended to occupational safety and health for workers. The course teaches the purp…

osha 10 hour courses certification

OSHA 10 hour courses certification can protect life and promote health of workers. This course contains high-quality skills, technicalities, knowledge and information on safety and health at working place. There are two osha 10 hour certification courses and they are osha 10 hour construction certification and osha 10 hour general industry certification. The courses pertain to all the necessary aspects of the construction and general industries.

Besides the government agencies, many private agencies run the courses online that delivers high quality and efficient safety training at an affordable price. The private OSHA 10 hour certification courses deliver the same course cotents that are delivered by government agencies. They comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act standards. The courses are designed to meet all the requirement's of the workers that are needed at working place and also to meet the requirements and standards set by OSHA.

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Importance of OSHA 10 Hour Courses

To provide safety to the workers should be the prime concern for the employers. Workers who work in risky and complicated workplaces are at the great risk of level. There are good chances that the worker may undergo from serious injuries and accidents. In this situation, it can be really bad for the health and life of the worker. Accidents and injuries in workplace increases the expense and cost of the employers, as they are required to provide the injured workers with the necessary treatment and if the injury is serious then the employers will have to search for the replacements for the injured worker. To control the situation, employer of the company is obliged to provide the required safety training.

OSHA 10 hour training course is for both the General and Construction Industry. This OSHA 10 hour course is designed to train the employees who work in construction and general industries about the fundamentals of occupational safety and health issues.

OSHA 10 hour training course helps …