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OSHA Training for Emergency Responders

When a hazardous substance release occurs, emergency responders must know, inside and out, what their responsibilities are and be ready to take the appropriate actions. If workers take actions they...

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Heavy Equipment Hazards

The use of heavy equipment is commonplace on many work sites. Every year there are thousands of incidents involving heavy equipment where workers end up seriously or fatally injured. Below...

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Skin Cancer Prevention

Outdoor workers are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays, even on cloudy days. These UV rays can cause wrinkles, cataracts, skin aging, and skin cancer. With the increased UV radiation exposure...

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Heat Illness Prevention

This summer has already brought extreme heat to many parts of the country. For those who work outdoors, increased danger comes with higher temperatures. Each year, thousands of workers get...

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Workplace Hand Safety

It’s easy to take for granted how important our hands are to our everyday life. We use our hands for nearly everything we do, so it should be no surprise...

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Natural Disaster Preparation

A natural disaster could strike at any time, including while you’re at work. Every year, thousands of workplaces are affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, and...

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Lead Exposure

Occupational lead exposure can occur in most industries, including transportation, construction, and manufacturing. OSHA estimates that approximately 838,000 workers in construction and 804,000 workers in general industry are potentially exposed...

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Sprains and Strains

Strains and sprains are among the most common causes of workplace injury. A sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament, which is the connective tissue between bones. A...

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Trench Safety

23 construction workers died in trench collapses in 2016, which exceeded the total number of trench-related construction deaths from 2014 and 2015 combined. In response, the Kentucky Fatality Assessment and...