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What Is Osha?

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and […]

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How To Prevent Ladder Falls

How do you prevent falls from ladders? Implement a comprehensive safety program. – Understand OSHA ladders regulations. – Train workers to identify hazards associated with ladders. – Use safe work practices. Common ladder hazards – Improper set-up. – Portable ladders not 3 feet above landing surface. – Not securing ladder correctly. – Standing on the […]

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Trench Safety

Two workers are killed every month in trench collapses. Make sure trenches are protected from cave- ins by: Sloping Benching Shoring Inspect trenches before each work shift and provide safe entry and exit through ladders, ramps or stairways. Keep all equipment, materials and spoil piles at least 2 feet back from trench edges. Definitions Shoring […]

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Osha Enforcement

Enforcement Some of the things OSHA does to carry out its missions are: – Developing job safety and health standards and enforcing them through work site inspections. – Maintaining a reporting and recordkeeping system to keep track of job-related injuries and illnesses. – Providing training programs to increase knowledge about occupational safety and health. OSHA’s […]

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Arizona OSHA Rules

Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. Employers must also comply with the General Duty Clause 5(a)(1). What is […]

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Osha Recommended Practices to Protect Temporary Workers Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health today released Recommended Practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary workers from hazards on the job. Aug. 25, 2014 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999 OSHA, NIOSH announce recommended practices to protect temporary workers’ safety and […]

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Arizona State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires state plans to provide safety standards “at least as effective as” those of Federal OSHA. [Federal Register Volume 79, Number 162 (Thursday, August 21, 2014)] [Proposed Rules] [Pages 49465-49469] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2014-19781]   DEPARTMENT OF LABOR […]

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Data and Statistics

Worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities 4,405 workers died on the job in 2013  (3.2 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) on average, 85 a week or more than 12 fatalities every day. ( The lowest total since the fatal injury census was first conducted in 1992.) 797 Hispanic or Latino workers were killed from work-related injuries in 2013–on […]

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