News & Views Year: 2019
A review of the OSHA stats regarding fatalities readily highlights trends on how workers are being hurt or killed. In fact in the latest report, three of the first five incidents listed, show workers who died from some sort of fall. It is important to remember here that non-work related injuries and fatalities often mirror the OSHAstatistics. Continue Reading →
A near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, ordamage – but had the potential to do so. Only a fortunate break in thechain of events prevented an injury, fatality, or damage; in other words, amiss that was, nonetheless, very near. Other familiar terms for these events is a “close call”, or in the case of moving objects, “near collision” or a near hit. Continue Reading →
By identifying these hazards, and understanding how they happen, we can take steps to protect ourselves. According to OSHA, an Electrical Hazard can be defined as a serious workplace hazard that exposes workers to burns, electrocution, shock, arc flash / arc blast, fire, or explosions. Continue Reading →
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