Posts Tagged ‘fall accident’

Working at Heights: Why the Risks of Occupational Accidents Still Fall on Deaf Ears March 4, 2019 No Comments

heights

Falls from heights remain the biggest cause of occupational fatalities in the construction industry. According to a report by the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, 42% of deaths between 1982 and 2015 in construction involved falls; 54% of workers killed had no access to a personal fall arrest system; and 20% of fatalities […]

Should workers’ comp benefits be reduced because worker didn’t wear PPE? August 20, 2018 No Comments

PPE

The question the court had to decide in this case: Did the worker intentionally not wear his PPE?
Shawn Smith was an employee of Judy Construction in Kentucky. On Dec. 2, 2015, Smith fell about 40 feet from a bridge and suffered significant injuries to his spleen, bowels, head, wrists, elbow, knees, back, ribs and […]

Workplace Falls Pose A Danger To The Economy As Well As Workers July 11, 2016 No Comments

workplace falls

After transportation-related deaths, falls are the No. 1 cause of death on the job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  It should be no surprise that CFR 1926.501 Fall Protection is also the standard most cited by OSHA.
However, what is surprising to many is that OSHA has only been around since 1971. It also […]

Slips, Trips & Falls Safety Infographic: The Cost of Slip and Fall Accidents May 1, 2016 No Comments

Workplace fall facts

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Slips, trips & falls are often considered the most common workplace injuries. Although they range in severity, its no secret that no one want to endure a slip, strip, or fall while at work. Because they happen so often, they are known as the number one cause of workers’ compensation claims each year, making […]

Fall Prevention Infographic: The Truth About Fall Fatalities and Injuries No Comments

Fall Injuries in Construction

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Fall fatalities and injuries happen all too often, when in reality, they can be prevented with proper fall prevention measures. Falls still top OSHA top 10 most cited list of violations, and it hasn’t much moved throughout the years. Falls are also considered the “Fatal Four” in the […]

OSHA cites Ziggy’s Roofing of Norridge; proposes $115K in penalties February 9, 2016 No Comments

Feb. 2, 2016
Area builder exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards
at two Chicago area job sites within a month
OSHA cites Ziggy’s Roofing of Norridge; proposes $115K in penaltiesNORRIDGE, Ill. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Norridge roofing contractor after inspectors saw employees working on residential roofing projects without […]

Beginner’s Guide: Work Platform February 2, 2016 No Comments

work platforms

There are many types of work platforms: aerial work platforms (such as scissor lifts), scaffolding, or prefabricated, permanently-installed platforms. Which one you choose to use depends on the type of work you plan on doing and the duration of that work. A quick paint job, for instance might be done on scaffolding, while replacing light […]

OSHA cites Kansas grain cooperative for exposing workers to fall January 26, 2016 No Comments

Jan. 20, 2016
OSHA cites Kansas grain cooperative for exposing workers
to fall, grain dust hazards at Quinter locationEmployer name: Frontier Ag Inc.
Citations received: Jan. 15, 2016
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Wichita Area Office cited the Quinter, Kansas, grain cooperative for two repeated and three serious safety violations. Federal […]

OSHA cites Latite Roofing for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards January 12, 2016 No Comments

Jan. 05, 2016
OSHA cites Latite Roofing for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards Employer name: Latite Roofing and Sheet Metal LLC
Inspection sites: 9617 NW 7th Circle, Building #3; 9741 NW 7th Circle, Building #5; and 9710 SW 7th Circle, Building #10, Plantation, Florida 33324.
Citations issued: Citations were issued to the employer on Dec. 29.
Investigation […]

WKL Roofing exposes workers to falls, other serious safety hazards at job site in Port Orange, Florida. December 28, 2015 No Comments

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Dec. 23, 2015
WKL Roofing exposes workers to falls, other serious
safety hazards at job site in Port Orange, FloridaEmployer name: WKL Roofing
Inspection site: 4655 Spruce Creek Road, Units A-H, Port Orange, Florida 32127
Citations issued: Citations were issued to the employer on Dec. 21.
Investigation findings: Inspectors with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration observed employees installing […]

Don Bosco of Batavia puts workers at-risk again, OSHA proposes total fines of $162K No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor | Dec. 21, 2015
Area builder cited for dangerous fall hazards twice in a month
Don Bosco of Batavia puts workers at-risk again, OSHA proposes total fines of $162KBATAVIA, Ill. – Twice in a month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Batavia builder after […]

26 Ohio workers died in job-related falls in 2014 December 22, 2015 No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor | Dec. 16, 2015
Plaster workers made to work above two stories at two Ohio
construction sites without guard rails or fall protection
26 Ohio workers died in job-related falls in 2014Employer name: B & B Plastering, Leavittsburg, Ohio
Citations issued: Dec. 10, 2015
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and […]

Batavia, Illinois, builder exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards December 8, 2015 No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor | Dec. 2, 2015
Batavia, Illinois, builder exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards
OSHA proposes fines of $103K for lack of fall protection at residential job site BATAVIA, Ill. – Falls were the leading cause of death for construction workers last year, accounting for nearly 40 percent* of construction fatalities. Yet, federal […]

Fall Protection Training Bundle Download December 1, 2015 No Comments

fall protection training

 
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Fall Prevention for General Industry

Shows some of the most common fall hazards and explains how your employees can […]

OSHA cites Affordable Exteriors for 4th time in 3 years, proposes more than $112K in fines November 24, 2015 No Comments

Nov. 23, 2015
Bloomer, Wisconsin, roofing contractor
endangers workers, ignores safety regulations
OSHA cites Affordable Exteriors for 4th time in 3 years, proposes more than $112K in fines BLOOMER, Wis. – For the fourth time in three years, a Bloomer roofing contractor was found ignoring laws – twice by federal inspectors and twice by state […]