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Category Archives: Workplace safety

Disaster Preparedness for Business Posted on Sep 2

Disaster Preparedness for Business

        In Honor of September – National Preparedness Month, let’s talk about DISASTER PREPAREDNESS FOR BUSINESS Large and small employers should prepare for possible disasters. Whether a corporation with multiple locations and thousands of employees, or a small partnership with two employees,   …Continue Reading Disaster Preparedness for Business

DLS and OSHA Remind Employers to Prevent Heat Illness among Workers Posted on Jul 7

DLS and OSHA Remind Employers to Prevent Heat Illness among Workers

Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat.

Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents Posted on Jun 4

Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents

Municipal employees are subject to accidents and injuries while working in bucket trucks and aerial lifts to hang flags and decorations, trim trees, or make repairs to buildings or streetlights.  Some of the high hazards of working in bucket trucks or on any elevated work   …Continue Reading Prevent Aerial Lift Accidents

May is Young Worker Safety Month Posted on May 7

May is Young Worker Safety Month

It’s the law.  Anyone ages 14-17 hired by an employer for pay must have an employment permit.  Recent interviews completed by Teens at Work Project staff within the Department of Public Health’s Occupational Health Surveillance Program found that among over 250 teens who had sustained   …Continue Reading May is Young Worker Safety Month

Let’s Remember the Fallen Worker Posted on Apr 28

While we remember fallen workers during Workers’ Memorial Day each year, let’s work together—employers and employees; labor and management—to end these workplace tragedies.

April 28, 2014: Workers’ Memorial Day Posted on Apr 25

April 28, 2014: Workers’ Memorial Day

On April 28 of every year, we take time to remember our fallen workers and reaffirm our mission to work to make workplaces safer.

Safety Makes Business $en$e! Posted on Apr 4

Safety Makes Business $en$e!

OSHA inspections led to a reduction in injury claims and saved those companies on their worker’s compensation costs over the four years after the inspection.

Fall Prevention in Construction Posted on Mar 18

Fall Prevention in Construction

Fall Prevention in Construction     FALLS REMAIN THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN CONSTRUCTION In 2012 there were 775 total fatalities in construction. Two hundred sixty nine (269)of these fatalities were due to falls.  Falls can be prevented Construction employees exposed to an unprotected   …Continue Reading Fall Prevention in Construction

Free workplace safety consultation service Posted on Feb 27

Free workplace safety consultation service

The Department of Labor Standards (DLS) offers a free consultation service designed to help employers recognize and control potential safety and health hazards at their worksites, improve their safety and health program, assist in training employees, and possibly qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections.

Safety Tips – Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls Posted on Jan 23

Safety Tips – Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

Protect your employees during winter weather by inspecting building conditions, and implementing preventive maintenance strategies.