OSHA’s machine guarding standard was the ninth-most-frequently cited agency standard in FY 2018.
January 1, 2019
Machine safeguarding is the best way to prevent amputations. Guards provide physical barriers to hazardous areas. They should be secure and strong, and workers should not be able to by-pass, remove or tamper. Guards should not obstruct the operator’s view or prevent others from working.
Work started on Z10 in March, 1999. Almost 100 safety and health professionals spent six years drafting and reworking the document. The Z10 standard for occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS) is now titled ANSI/ASSP Z10-2012 (R2017).
It’s hard to fathom that in this day and age of real-time data, education and technology, worker fatalities in the U.S. have actually increased (up 7 percent in 2016 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).
OSHA's standard for first aid training in general industry (29 CFR 1910.151(b)) and construction (29 CFR 1926.50(c)) require that an employer must ensure prompt first aid treatment for injured employees.
Falling from height is one of the leading causes of work-related injuries and death. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics documents nearly 750 fall-related fatalities a year and another 300,000 nonfatal falls. More surprising than even that? Every single fall is 100-percent preventable.
In 2015 there were 519 fatalities from being struck by an object or equipment in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In response, ISEA and leading safety equipment manufacturers have joined together to protect workers from objects falling from heights.
Fall arrest and work positioning harness that is easy to put on thanks to its EASYFIT design. The vest ensures the harness keeps its shape and the fast automatic buckles (sternal and leg loop) allow the harness to be donned with both feet on the ground.
GlenGuard® Style 1400 and 1500 are lightweight Hi-Vis mesh fabrics that are both ANSI compliant and arc-rated. Style 1500 incorporates an anti-static yarn in its construction. Both offer GlenGuard's patented no melt, no drip protection in the event the worker is in an Arc-Flash or Flash-fire incident.
FallTech®, an innovator in fall protection products, announces an update to the Contractor+ family of harnesses. The Contractor+ family of harnesses now offers a more supportive, secure and sturdy fit while adding functional elements for all day comfort to meet the demanding needs of workers. The design provides an affordable harness with the durability required for day-to-day use and complies with all applicable ANSI and OSHA standards.
Among the articles in the December 2019 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have expert insight on selecting the right respirator, a link to the 2020 Buyers’ & Resource Guide, 10 safety mistakes that can land you in a courtroom, and much more.