Tag Archives: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Highlighting Opioid Abuse: How to Avoid Opioids Following Work-Related Injuries

Injuries throughout the fenestration and glazing industry are common. That’s because the conditions faced by workers in these industries are inherently hazardous. Glaziers work on large, tall objects that can fall due to improperly secured glass. They can also be … Continue reading

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Mental Health in Construction: How to Combat the Rising Rates of Suicide

Mental health issues have long been a problem in the construction industry. A 2020 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that workers in construction have one of the highest suicide rates compared to other industries. In fact, … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime and construction. The new directive … Continue reading

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OSHA Adopts Revised COVID-19 Enforcement Policies

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently adopted revised policies for enforcing its COVID-19 requirements. The new polices became effective May 26, 2020. OSHA is increasing in-person inspections at all workplaces. The new enforcement guidance reflects changing circumstances in which many non-critical … Continue reading

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OSHA Updates Amputation Prevention Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released an updated National Emphasis Program (NEP) instruction on amputations in December 2019 as part of efforts to identify and reduce amputation hazards in manufacturing industries. “Amputations are among the most severe and … Continue reading

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