New resources for safety professionals on workplace injury trends, winter & agricultural safety
Online database provides information on workplace injury trends
The National Safety Council has posted an online version of the Injury Facts reference book for safety statistics. The free resource features a section on workplace safety that includes work-related injury and fatality trends, and how to benchmark an organization's injury and illness incidence rates with national averages. The information is organized into safety topics, such as falls, work-related fatigue, and forklifts.
New pamphlet on snow removal addresses worker safety
OSHA has a new resource to help employers and workers involved in snow removal operations take precautions and focus on safety. Prior to beginning work, employers should check for worksite hazards, limit roof access for snow removal, train workers on the signs of cold stress, and ensure that powered equipment is used according to the manufacturers' instructions.
Agricultural safety resources available
OSHA has a new rollover protection brochure that provides information in English and Spanish on the safe operation of tractors. It emphasizes the importance of using rollover protective structures and seat belt systems to help reduce worker injuries.