Fall Protection Tops OSHA’s Top 10 Most Common Violations in FY 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its annual list of top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2017 at the 2017 National Safety Council’s Congress & Expo, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Fall protection ranked first with 6,072 violations. Next was hazard communication coming in with 4,176 violations.

Here’s the full list:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements (1926.501): 6,072
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 4,176
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451): 3,288
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 3,097
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 2,877
  6. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,241
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 2,162
  8. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,933
  9. Fall Protection – Training Requirements: 1,523
  10. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305): 1,405

The list features preliminary data, which will be updated in December 2017.

View OSHA’s presentation.

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CDC Launches Workplace Wellness Website, Offers Free Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the CDC Workplace Health Resource Center, a webpage that gives employers resources to create a healthy work environment and tailor a health promotion program to their unique workplace needs.

Tools include:

  • “Physical Activity in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers” is a PDF file that identifies evidence-based strategies to help employees increase physical activity levels.
  • “Evidence-Based Worksite Health Assessment Tools for Effective Health Improvement Plans” is a YouTube video that lists Worksite Health Assessment tools that help you measure employees’ health.

Other resources feature a blood-pressure management guide, core metrics, and the importance of employee participation and the use of incentives.

Visit the Workplace Health Resource Center.

NIOSH Publishes New Profiles for Nine Chemicals

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has issued nine new skin notation profiles that outline the dangers of these chemicals via skin exposure:

  • Arsenic and inorganic arsenic containing compounds
  • Disulfoton
  • Heptachlor
  • 1-Bromopropane
  • 2-Hydroxypropyl acrylate
  • Dimethyl sulfate
  • Tetraethyl lead
  • Tetramethyl lead
  • Trichloroethylene

The new skin profiles have been updated to reflect the latest science and help in assigning multiple skin notations that distinguish between the systemic, direct, and sensitizing effects of skin exposures to chemicals.

Learn more and download the nine new notations.

ILO: Global Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Cost Trillions

In a speech at the opening ceremony of the 21st World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder said that injuries and illnesses cost workplaces across the world US$ 2.99 trillion.

“The global economic impact of the failure to adequately invest in occupational safety and health,” Ryder said, “is roughly equal to the total GDP of the poorest 130 countries in the world.”

Read the ILO press release.

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