A construction worker is chipping a trash chute hole in the floor, and falls through to the level below. A painter-contractor working on a transmission tower unhooks his safety lanyard for just long enough to shift position and plummets 80 feet. Improperly secured safety scaffolding partially gives way and an unharnessed worker lands in the hospital. These scenarios are sadly not isolated events, or “once in a lifetime” accidents. “Falls from elevation” make up about a third of all construction worker fatalities. These deadly accidents are largely preventable. And OSHA is leading the way to ensuring we are not only aware, we are empowered to make a change; for the safety of everyone.
Last year, more than 2.5 million workers took a break from their job to participate in toolbox talks on fall prevention, performing safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, discussing job-specific hazards, and creating awareness of the importance of workplace safety.
OSHA holds the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction every May. Last year, more than 2.5 million workers took a break from their job to participate in toolbox talks on fall prevention, performing safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, discussing job-specific hazards, and creating awareness of the importance of workplace safety. Here are 4 tips to hosting a successful stand-down…
Menzies School of Health Research has teamed up with Charles Darwin University to measure and assess the impacts of heat stress of mine workers at the McArthur River Mine (MRM).
When life is so busy, it can be easy to get into an unhealthy routine. Here are 11 easy ways to break up your routine and live a healthier, happier life…#1 Make your lunches for the entire week…on Sunday.
Instead of scrambling the night before or buying takeout for lunch, plan ahead and just get ‘er done. Grab a crock pot and make a big batch of chili for the week or barbecue some chicken and make a large pan of veggies in the oven. We promise, you’ll be grateful when Monday morning arrives. #2 Stay hydrated. “I bet I can drink more water than you” can be an easy way to keep yourself and your coworkers hydrated on the job.