August 30, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Amputation Injuries Rising – Know Your Role

While the subject may be uncomfortable to discuss, simply stated, amputation injuries are on the rise.  An amputation is a life-changing event and, in many cases, it can lead to significant lifestyle changes for the employee.  It is estimated that one out of every 200 individuals in the United States has had an amputation of Read More »

August 23, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Is More Legislation Needed to Protect Workers Against Heat Stress?

Given that heat stress killed 783 workers and caused serious injuries to 69,374 others between 1992 and 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, lawmakers appear to be taking a closer look at OSHA regulations. A new bill in the House of Representatives would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish federal Read More »

August 16, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

Carbon Monoxide – What You Need to Know

Detecting invisible workplace risks is always a challenge. One such hidden hazard is carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas. When inhaled, CO displaces oxygen in the blood – depriving the heart, brain, and other vital organs. Exposure to CO can quickly lead to loss of consciousness, suffocation or death – large amounts of the Read More »

August 2, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

How Are You Preparing for OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week?

Get excited!  OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week is August 12-18, 2019! Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. Why Participate? Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage Read More »

June 28, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

OSHA Issues Heat Illness Prevention Reminders

OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from heat illness as temperatures continue to rise. In addition to responding to workplace accidents and complaints of hazards, OSHA investigators conduct high heat inspections at outdoor worksites to ensure compliance with heat illness prevention regulation and other workplace safety and health requirements. Employers with Read More »

June 21, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

OSHA: Construction Industry Suicidal Risk Addressed

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a new webpage that provides various resources for workers on suicide prevention. Resources on the OSHA webpage include contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, as well as information from the Center for Construction Research and Training, the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, the U.S. Department of Veterans Read More »

May 31, 2019 - Holly Foxworth

7 Tips on How to Avoid OSHA’s Top Violation Fines in Q2

As you may have noticed, OSHA was extremely active in the first quarter of 2019 inspecting job sites and doling out fines to construction companies that subjected their workers to hazards and as we soon found out, it doesn’t appear they have any plans of slowing down! Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta advised the House appropriations Read More »