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The new rule updates regulations established in 1971 and goes a long way in protecting workers from the hazards of silica exposure – lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease.
Fall protection violations once again topped OSHA's list of violations for 2015 with 7,402. This includes tools and people, because fall protection refers to anything that can fall, whether it's a worker, tools or equipment.
OSHA announces a national safety “step-up” to protect workers at oil and gas exploration sites, and sets the dates for the National Safety Stand-Down, which highlights the importance of preventing falls in construction.
The Ladder Exchange 2015 Idiots on Ladders competition has come to an end and the “winners” have been announced. Winners were chosen through social media, with the biggest idiot receiving 81 "likes" and shares...