A worker who knows all the ins-and-outs of their position and has spent years on the site will be more efficient than someone who has just started. But, learning on the fly in situations like this could be riskier than you may think. Research from Toronto’s Institute for Work & Health shows that workers who had been at a job for a month or less had three times the risk of suffering a lost-time injury compared to those who had been at a job for over a year.
According to OSHA, arc flash burns are one of the top three most common hazards when working with energized electrical equipment. Every day in the U.S. there are up to 10 arc flash incidents, totaling more than 3,600 disabling electrical contact injuries each year.
Oil and gas workers face numerous hazards daily, including the risk of fires, explosions, falls, confined spaces, machine malfunctions and much more, which is why employers take every precaution to protect their personnel, assets and the environment.
The act of joining together two different pieces of metal is nothing new. Over the past few centuries, however, new industrial techniques have yielded a variety of different types of welding that can create stronger bonds and expand the kinds of material that can be joined together.
Recognizing dangerous combustible dust situations in manufacturing plants and processing facilities helps you to quickly observe and recognize an unsafe situation in everyday work environments, evaluate whether you and your coworkers are in harm’s way, and decide what steps are necessary to make the area safe.
OSHA has cited Jaime Martinez Hernandez – a residential framing contractor based in Phenix City, Alabama – for exposing employees to fall and struck-by hazards at two Alabama worksites. The contractor faces $240,880 in penalties.
The agency conducted the inspections in conjunction with the agency’s Regional Emphasis Program for Falls in Construction after investigators observed employees working from heights without fall protection at worksites in Auburn and Opelika.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is amending its December 8, 2016, final rule, "Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators" (ELDT final rule), by extending the compliance date for the rule from February 7, 2020, to February 7, 2022. The agency says it needs additional time to complete development of the Training Provider Registry (TPR).
Although it seems to make perfect, intuitive sense that people would get hurt when they are doing the most dangerous things, that isn’t what actually happens to more than 95 percent of us. So, what does this mean in terms of the old risk assessment matrix?
A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.Date: July 30, 2014
This guide will help you to plan and execute a successful arc flash hazard analysis, by showing you how to: Build internal support for your analysis, Identify the components necessary for compliance, and Compare bids equally and effectively.
Is your facility dangerous because you are not labeling all work areas properly? Aside from your facilities, the place where the work actually gets done, your employees and workers are your most valuable asset. And as their employer, it is your responsibility to take care of them, providing them with the safest environment possible to work in.
Among the articles in the May 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we talk to some EHS experts on the state of the safety industry amid the pandemic, detail the benefits of a Respiratory Protection Program, look at how portable gas monitor technology has evolved, and much more.