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Risk prevention from the design stage of new technologies and processes

by European Agency for Safety and Health at Work  (Jul. 2, 2015)

‘Prevention through Design’ (PtD) is a concept that addresses OSH issues early in the design process so as to prevent or minimize work-related hazards and risks associated with the construction, manufacture, use, maintenance and disposal of facilities, materials and equipment. The position paper produced in cooperation with PEROSH ...

Identify Ergonomic Hazards to Prevent Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Jun. 30, 2015)

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has stated that 387,820 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) were reported in 2011, which accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases that year.  This staggering number brings to light the importance of preventing MSDs in the workplace through the science of ergonomics. According to the ...

Building a culture of safety at construction companies

by The Compliance Center (ICC)  (Mar. 1, 2010)

Multi-tasking has evolved from a talent to a necessity to maintain the pace of everyday productivity. Whether an employee is talking on a cell phone while working or not wearing his/her personal protective equipment, many workers have placed themselves and other at needless risk to save time or be more comfortable. The bottom line is that the ...

1 in 4 construction sites fail safety inspections

by HSE  (Apr. 5, 2010)

Nearly one in four of the construction sites visited by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) during March failed safety checks. Inspectors from HSE carried out checks at 2014 construction sites across Great Britain as part of an intensive inspection campaign aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain's most dangerous industries. ...

CDM Regulations - what next for construction health and safety?

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Jan. 20, 2014)

A major  overhaul of the CDM regulations is anticipated in  2014, but it is unlikely that it will come into force before April 2015.  The HSE are planning to hold a three month industry consultation period in 2014, with the following changes expected to be included. Removal of the CDM Co-ordinator role and bringing the functions ...

The National Safety Stand-down: Preventing Falls in Construction

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jun. 9, 2014)

Last week over one million workers and 25,000 businesses took part in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction. This was a voluntary event that encouraged employers across the country to speak with their employees about fall hazards and fall prevention measures. Falls are the leading cause of death in the ...

Safety Insider now offering construction safety courses in Spanish!

by www.safetyinsider.com  (Dec. 6, 2006)

Safety Insider now offering construction safety courses in Spanish! Aprendalo en Espanol! Spanish- OSHA 10 Hour for Construction Spanish- Concrete and Masonry Spanish- Cranes and Rigging Spanish- Electrical Safety Spanish- Excavations Spanish- Fall Protection Spanish- Fire Protection Spanish- General Safety & Health ...

Government minister sees construction workers doing their bit for safety

by HSE  (Mar. 30, 2010)

The Government's health and safety minister saw first hand (26 March) how an Essex construction firm is improving safety on site by getting employees to play their part. Lord McKenzie, accompanied by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Board Member Robin Dalhberg, visited construction workers and contractors for Higgins Construction at the Swan ...

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Nov. 26, 2009)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) Dec. 10-11, 2009, in Washington, D.C. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 11 at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins ...

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jul. 23, 2013)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Aug. 22-23, 2013, in Washington, D.C. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the secretary of labor and assistant secretary ...

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