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2014-03-20 23:32:37

Responding to the statistics related to increased industry accidents and citations at construction work sites, the OSHA Training Center has issued a safety challenge to all construction industry employers to focus on raising safety awareness at their work sites. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, responding to the alarming statistics related to accidents and citations at construction worksites, has issued a safety challenge to...

2013-10-17 23:29:40

OSHA training company is pleased to announce the offering of certified safety consultants and trainers available for hire for local businesses in the state of Illinois. They will begin providing consultants and trainers for professional staffing services, permanent and temporary sites. Highland Park, IL (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 For any company that does not have a safety department or could use staff to handle their safety program, Spectrum Training has the solution for them. Many...

2013-06-06 23:04:56

In 1970, an average of 38 Americans lost their lives at work each day, since then workplace deaths have significantly declined because of safer practices. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 ForkliftCertification.com is the most trusted online resource for OSHA forklift certification and training since 2002. Between 1970 and 2010, workplace fatalities declined by 65 percent while occupational injury and illness rates have dropped by 67 percent. Over the same period, the number of Americans in...

2013-04-16 23:00:54

In honor of the National Day of Mourning, Safety Services Company is offering Canadian employers a free poster designed to increase awareness around workplace fatalities. (PRWEB) April 16, 2013 In honor of the National Day of Mourning, Safety Services Company is offering Canadian employers a poster designed to increase awareness around workplace fatalities. “Almost three employees in Canada will die every day on the job. These are deaths that are mostly preventable through proper...

2012-05-09 14:23:06

PITTSBURGH, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) today welcomed the release of a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that underscores the pervasive nature of employer policies, programs and practices that discourage workers from reporting job injuries and illnesses and outlines actions that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should take to address these practices. (Logo:...

2012-04-26 14:21:04

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced a new campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent deadly falls in the construction industry. The awareness campaign will provide employers and workers with life-saving information and educational materials about working safely from ladders, scaffolds and roofs. In 2010, more than 10,000 construction workers were injured as a...

2012-04-24 23:22:23

The rate of workplace deaths in Michigan remained steady in 2011, as 141 workers died on the job compared with 145 in 2010, according to an annual report from Michigan State University. The construction industry had the most deaths at 24, while the agriculture industry had the second most at 22, according to the Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, or MIFACE. The program — administered by MSU's Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, part of...

2012-04-23 10:22:29

Workers' Memorial Day Events Across The Nation Call For Job Safety Protections HARRISBURG, Pa., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania workers will be renewing their strong commitment to job safety and health protections as they honor the memory of co-workers who were killed or injured at work. The Observances will be held on and around Workers' Memorial Day, Saturday April 28, marking the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) over four decades...

2012-04-04 06:27:20

VACAVILLE, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to make California's workplaces safer, State Fund is partnering with Cal/OSHA Consultation Service to offer a series of more than 15 heat illness prevention seminars throughout the state. This is the seventh consecutive year State Fund is co-hosting these seminars to urge the importance of protecting workers from heat illness. "Employers are recognizing the importance of heat illness prevention training and providing...

2012-01-18 15:09:55

UC Davis researcher recommends expanded prevention measures to reduce harm to workers In the first comprehensive review of its kind since 1992, a UC Davis researcher has estimated the national annual price tag of occupational injuries and illnesses at $250 billion, much higher than generally assumed. That figure is $31 billion more than the direct and indirect costs of all cancer, $76 billion more than diabetes and $187 billion more than strokes. The study strongly suggests that the...