When it comes to new safety information, regulations, and practices, up-to-date knowledge makes a difference in worker well being, productivity, and consumer satisfaction. At MySafetySign, we’re following the agendas and changing regulations of agencies like OSHA, ANSI, NFPA, ADA and the CDC. We post about new discoveries, controversy, and data, like changing safety regulations or information about the most dangerous jobs in America. Our posts aim to update you about ways to stay safe anywhere, from your home kitchen to a construction scaffold.
For workers in the railroad carrier industry, blowing the whistle is too often a move that management frowns upon. Just this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ordered Norfolk Southern Railway Co. to pay over $1 million to three workers who were fired after reporting workplace injuries. In a separate case, OSHA ordered Union […]
Each year, thousands of preventable fatal accidents and serious injuries occur. And no wonder: when it comes to safety information, it’s often hard discern between what’s really important and what’s white noise. That’s why we took a close look at safety statistics, identifying the most common fatal accidents, and by extension, the most vitally important safety […]
A man in his late 40s was run over by a backhoe: A 19-year-old slipped off a roof, broke his back, and was paralyzed: A 31-year-old fell to his death in a smokestack: The headlines are disturbing even before you consider that all these workplace incidents involved Hispanic construction workers who spoke English as a […]
As many families prepare for a three-day weekend of fun, there are some safety concerns to keep in mind with extra kids and visitors around the house. Vehicles, in particular, pose a risk to children. Backovers and frontovers account for 64% of non-traffic automobile fatalities among children. Backovers and frontovers are defined as an accident […]
Yes, it can: that’s the finding of a new study by the National Safety Council (NSC). The report, which was published in the Journal of Safety Research, studied the connection between customer satisfaction and the safety climate at a Midwestern electricity utility. The findings suggested a “significant correlation” between rates of customer satisfaction and the safety […]
It’ll come as no surprise that construction means moving dirt, and a lot of it. Excavating and trenching are literally the foundation of civil engineering, necessary for installing pipes, roads, and ground wires. Excavation and trenching poses particular risks to workers, with hazards ranging from cave-ins, dangerous gases in the atmosphere, falling objects, drowning hazards […]