Outdoor workplaces expose employees to increased sun exposure, infectious insects and poisonous plants where susceptibility is much higher. Education and protection against them are simple safeguards that are encouraged by OSHA. So how are you protecting your outdoor workers?
The family of a construction worker who died on the job last year was honored recently for becoming workplace safety activists in the wake of his death. At the National Conference on Worker Safety and Health (#COSHCON16) just outside Baltimore, Maryland, The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) recognized the sister and father of Roendy Granillo, who died from heat exhaustion during a heat wave in Dallas in July, 2015.
Outdoor workers in areas with large populations of those mosquitoes should take extra precautions to avoid mosquito bites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is working to ensure people living and working in areas where Zika is spreading or in areas where Zika could spread through the local mosquito population know how to protect themselves from infection.
The OSHA's Regional Office in Seattle and the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Region have signed an alliance to share information, guidance and access to safety and health resources related to the rights and responsibilities of workers and employers.
Excessive heat warnings have been issued for portions of 21 states, with temperatures expected to reach 115 degrees in some places. Thermometers in Pierre, South Dakota registered 105 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.
Summer is in full swing – that means high temperatures that not only encourage people to head outdoors for barbeques and getting active, but that heat can also be harmful to your heart health. This summer, the American Heart Association (AHA) wants to encourage you to protect your heart by following these simple steps:
In May 2015, a crew in Bonita Springs, Florida, was installing roofing on a single-family home. The weather was cloudy with rain off and on, and the crew worked between rain showers. At around 3 in the afternoon, the four employees completed the installation and were leaving the roof when a bolt of lightning struck a 36-year-old roofer in the head.