Earthquake Preparedness and Response

The primary dangers to workers result from: being struck by structural components or furnishings, inadequately secured stored materials, burns resulting from building fires resulting from gas leaks or electrical shorts, or exposure to chemicals released from stored or...

Hurricane Preparedness and Response

Planning It is important to have an evacuation plan in place to ensure that workers can get to safety in case a hurricane may affect the area. A thorough evacuation plan should include: Conditions that will activate the plan Chain of command Emergency functions and...

Safety Starts with Training

OSHA requires employers to provide training to workers who face hazards on the job. We create training materials, distribute training grants to nonprofit organizations, and provide training through authorized education centers. Find Training Tools Training...

First-Aid Kit

It is a requirement of OSHA that employees be given a safe and healthy workplace that is reasonably free of occupational hazards. However, it is unrealistic to expect accidents not to happen. Therefore, employers are required to provide medical and first aid personnel...

What is a confined Space?

A confined space can mean man things to different people. OSHA defines a confined space as a space that is: “Confined space” means a space that:  Is large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work; and  Has...

Communication Towers

Prior to the 1980s, communication and broadcast tower erection, servicing and maintenance was a very small and highly specialized industry. Over the past 30 years, the growing demand for wireless and broadcast communications has spurred a dramatic increase in...

Trench Safety Protecting the American Workforce

Americans are on the job in trenches every day installing and repairing utility lines to ensure those conveniences are always available. It is critical for these workers to know how to stay safe while they perform their job. OSHA regulations require employers to...