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Category : OSHA Featured Articles
  • Why OSHA Fines Are on the Rise in California

    FAST FACTS  5,190 workers lost their lives on the job in 2016. The three most cited standards across the country in 2017 were fall protection/construction, hazard communication standard/general industry, and scaffolding, general requirements, construction. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has been cracking down on careless employers, and fines are on the rise. […]

  • Avoid Desk Job Injuries with These Stretches feature image

    When people think of on-the-job injuries, they often picture accidents involving heavy machinery. While these are certainly serious, they aren’t the only type of injuries that occur in the workplace. Sitting at your desk for the better part of the day can lead to muscle pain, strain and eventual repetitive injury. The good news is […]

  • Are Nanomaterials in the Workplace Dangerous

    Nanomaterials are probably something you haven’t heard of, yet you use them almost every day. They are found in batteries, sunscreens, furniture, soaps and even sporting goods. Clearly you don’t have to know what they are to be able to utilize them, but you may want to know what they are if you work with […]

  • Do Robots Make the Workplace Safer thumbnail

    We’ve been reading about robots taking over the human race since we were kids. We’ve also seen it in movies. Robots working alongside humans either turns out well, or in utter ruin. But that’s fiction — what does reality look like?   The Facts about Robots in the Workplace The truth is that robots, in […]

  • Beautiful tornado over a green field

    For most of the country, Spring is tornado season. That said, a tornado doesn’t look at a calendar, and one can occur at any time if the weather is right. More than 1,000 tornadoes touch down across the country every year, causing an average of 70 annual fatalities. No state is immune; each has had […]

  • Respirator with interchangeable filter cartridges

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica exposure on December 22. The high court rejected all industry challenges. The rule that will remain in effect for the construction industry reduces the permissible exposure limit meant to keep workers safe. The limit is now […]

  • A closeup of a seismograph machine needle drawing a red line on graph paper depicting seismic and earthquake activity

    When a hurricane is imminent, you know. When a tornado may strike, you are warned. Unlike these natural disasters, there is little prediction when it comes to an earthquake. These disasters often strike quickly and without warning. If you work in an area where there is a risk for an earthquake, like San Luis Obispo, […]

  • portrait stressed sad young woman outdoors

    When a worker or an employer is considering whether or not they have to report an injury to OSHA, things can get confusing. It can be even more overwhelming when the illness or injury is not physical but mental. For the purposes of OSHA reporting, mental illnesses are not considered to be work-related unless that […]

  • Ride sharing app on mobile phone

    Just what is a gig economy? If you aren’t sure what the term is that you’ve been hearing, it’s okay — you aren’t alone. In today’s economy, there is a higher demand for freelance and per-job contract workers than in any other time in history. These “gigs,” or jobs, have led to a new type […]

  • A fallen and injured construction worker in a hard hat laying on the ground at a construction work site

    You know that you have the right to go to work and return home in the same health. You know that if you are injured at work, you need to file a report. You also know that you have the right to worker’s compensation for most on-the-job injuries. What you may not know is exactly […]

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