More stories about OSHA

  • What’s the Best Trade?

    CareerCast just released a list of the top 200 careers for 2014—many of them in the trades.

  • An Ongoing Debate About Nail Gun Safety

    You’ve heard from a professor and a desk-bound editor, now it’s time to hear from some carpenters.

  • Drain Tech Grateful for Rescue from Collapsed Trench

    There’s a reason trench boxes are made from steel instead of plywood or particle board.

  • Wiley X Gravity Safety Sunglasses

    These glasses have a removable flame-resistant foam seal around the lens area that keeps eyes safe from sawdust and other debris.

  • Hilti Hollow Rotary Hammer Bits

    These bits allow you to collect dust with a vacuum while drilling holes in concrete.

  • OSHA Extends Temporary Fall-Protection Enforcement Once Again

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to push its toughest enforcement measures for its new fall-protection rule back to March 15, 2013, according to a memo released on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • OSHA Extends Temporary Fall-Protection Enforcement Once Again

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decided to push its toughest enforcement measures for its new fall-protection rule back to March 15, 2013, according to a memo released on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Jobsite Falls

    If you have seen this month's survey on safety practices, then you probably figure this blog entry was planned to coincide with it. In fact, it's kind of an accident (no pun intended) that I am writing about safety now. The survey was written weeks ago and it wasn't until the other day, when I...

  • Ladder Safety: Best Practices

    As a roofer, I make my living climbing up and down ladders every day. So I was surprised to learn that ladder safety violations consistently rank among the top ten cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); third among specialty contractors, and seventh overall among OSHA's...

  • Safety First: OSHA's Big Four

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is focusing its attention on what some call the 'Big 4' causes of jobsite injuries and deaths: falls, trench and excavation accidents, electrocutions, and workers being struck by or caught by equipment. In addition to the focus on these...