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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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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...

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DOT Hazmat Requirements

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), requires that workers involved in the transportation of hazardous materials meet various training requirements. These...

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HAZCOM Pictograms

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires pictograms on labels when users may be exposed to chemical hazards. Each of the HCS pictograms conveys a specific hazard(s) and it’s important for...

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Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard

OSHA’s enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction is set to begin on September 23, 2017. The rule is intended to limit respirable crystalline silica exposure in workers,...

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Hearing Protection

Approximately 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise in the workplace. Exposure to high levels of noise can cause permanent ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and other serious...

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Personal Protective Equipment

When employees are not adequately protected from hazards on the job, employers are required to provide employees with personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensure its use. However, employees often become...