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Category : OSHA Featured Articles
  • 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 […]

  • gas process valve isolation lock out tag out,Lock closed,Lock open

    If you are thinking of filing an OSHA report for a safety violation at your workplace, you may be hesitating, picturing men in black suits arriving during the work day and calling you out in front of your boss. You shouldn’t be concerned. An OSHA investigation typically takes routine steps. Simply filing a complaint does […]

  • Construction worker has an accident while working on new house

    When a worker is facing a hazardous condition at work, they may wonder what steps to take. Thanks to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), all private sector and some public sector employees have rights. These employees can file reports about job conditions they consider to be dangerous and request on-site inspections. Here […]

  • Forklift driver stacking pallets with cement packs by stacker loader

    Though OSHA is the agency responsible for officially investigating workplace incidents and the like, they are not the only national group concerned with employee safety. The National Safety Council has a team of experts who also travel across the country to conduct safety audits at various worksites. In their travels, they have noticed 7 common […]

  • Tired worker fall asleep on oil pipe on plant

    We’ve all been there: We get to work after a fretful night of sleep, and go through the day feeling like a zombie. For some work environments, like offices, fatigue tends to only affect factors like productivity. But for more inherently dangerous jobs, like construction or manufacturing, an exhausted employee can pose serious risks to […]

  • Clean Diesel Car Tank Cup Closeup

    Who doesn’t love the rumble of a big, loud engine? If that engine runs on diesel fuel, you may want to continue reading. Diesel, used in everything from tractors to construction equipment to regular trucks and cars. However, if you stand near that vehicle while it is running, you may be giving yourself cancer without […]

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