OSHA's fiscal 2011 budget calls for $573 million to help OSHA protect more than 100 million workers nationwide. This proposed increase - $14 million over OSHA's current operating budget - includes $4 million to support personnel for developing standards, $7.7 million for federal enforcement, and $1.5 million to support State-operated OSHA programs. The budget also requests $1 million for the On-site Consultation Program that helps small businesses protect workers, and $250,000 for training grants. Read OSHA's budget document for details.
New York Firm Protects Workers from Exposure Hazards to Welding Fumes
Of the more than 500,000 workers in U.S. that are involved in welding, cutting, and brazing, many are employed in occupations in New York City and the surrounding tri-state region. These can be dangerous occupations according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which reports that the risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. A significant health risk for those involved with welding activities is exposure to potentially hazardous...
Protecting Workers from Welding Fume Hazards in Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico and across the rest of the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that there are over 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries that perform welding, cutting and brazing activities. These workers face potentially hazardous conditions that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks according to the agency. The welding process produces visible smoke that often contains harmful metal fumes and gas by-products. A significant hazard for...
VelocityEHS Reminds EHS Professionals of approaching OSHA recordkeeping and reporting deadlines
VelocityEHS,the leading cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider,is reminding safety professionals that the annual OSHA Recordkeeping Standard deadline for posting a summary of serious injuries and illnesses in their facilities during 2016 is approaching fast. The summary must remain posted in a facility location clearly visible to employees and new applicants between February 1 and April 30. The Recordkeeping Standard has undergone a number of critical changes in the last...
OSHA investigates trench collapse after 28-year-old worker becomes 13th worker injured while working underground in 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor`sOccupational Safety and Health Administration`s Cleveland office has opened an investigation after learning a 28-year-old employee of W.F. Hann & Sons was injured while installing sewer lines in an 8-foot trench in Seven Hills on Nov. 19, 2016. While working in the trench at approximately 1:30 p.m., the soil suddenly shifted, and the trench walls around him collapsed - burying him in an estimated 14,000 pounds of dirt. The force of the soil was so great that it shattered a piece...
TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness Training Series Explains Perils of Hazardous Materials
Even with the best prevention methods in place, incidents involving hazardous materials are bound to happen. Understanding the nature of hazardous materials – and how to respond to various types of incidents – will help you quickly manage a dangerous situation and minimize damage. TargetSolutions’ Advanced HAZWOPER Awareness is a four-module series of online training courses designed to educate personnel on hazardous materials, effective communication strategies, personal protective equipment...