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Most of the time, conversations about workplace safety center around topics like reducing slips, trips and falls or improving total worker health. But there’s another topic we don’t always talk about, and we might not like to think about, either: workplace violence.

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Another year almost over, and another Top 10 Most Cited Workplace Violations list is published, but some things seem to stay the same year after year. For the 12th year in a row, Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard remains OSHA’s most frequently cited violation.

The ten most frequently cited standards also has remained the same – with some standards moving around within the list. The goal behind the published list is to help identify trends and alert employers of these commonly cited standards, so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards – in hopes of saving lives.

The top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety and health standards so far for FY 2022 are:

  1. Fall Protection General Requirements (29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1926.501): 5,260 violations
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200): 2,424 violations
  3. Respiratory Protection (1910.134): 2,185 violations
  4. Ladders (1926.1053): 2,143 violations
  5. Scaffolding (1926.451): 2,058 violations
  6. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147): 1,977 violations
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178): 1,749 violations
  8. Fall Protection Training Requirements (1926.503): 1,556 violations
  9. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment—Eye and Face Protection (1926.102): 1,401 violations
  10. Machine Guarding (1910.212): 1,370 violations

Workplace Safety & Health Co. Inc. is a leading provider of industrial hygiene, safety, and risk management services, as well as industrial hygiene and safety data management and occupational safety training courses. We are ready to help you reduce workplace injuries and illnesses – keeping your employees safer and promoting your company’s profitability.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the release of a new set of best practices for protecting temporary workers.

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Did you know November is National Career Development Month? This month-long awareness campaign encourages professionals to set career-related goals and acquire skills to reach those goals. No matter if you are brand new to the field or been in the workforce for many years, having those career goals, whatever they may be, helps workers stay motivated and inspired at work, increases productivity, and can strengthen their relationships with their supervisors.

Lack of career development opportunities is one of the biggest reasons people leave their current positions. Including career development plans as part of an ongoing conversation with your employees and helping them acquire new skills is a win for all. And when it comes to workplace safety, additional training not only helps boost employee engagement, but also helps maintain and improve the health and well-being of your employees.

Workplace Safety & Health provides a full range of quality industrial hygiene and occupational safety training services. Here’s a list of some of our courses available:

  • Complying with OSHA – 30 Hour/10 Hour Courses: basic introduction to OSHA standards
  • Hazwoper 24/40 Hour Courses: designed for site workers to meet the 40-hour or 24-hour classroom-based training requirements for OSHA’s HAZWOPER regulation
  • Hazwoper 8 Hour: annual refresher training requirement for hazardous waste site personnel who have completed either the 40-hour or 24-hour course
  • Safe Entry into Confined Spaces: designed around a series of practical exercises, testing proficiency in isolation techniques, air monitoring, the use of retrieval equipment and more
  • Lockout/Tagout Compliance: designed around the requirements of the OSHA standard and how they are applied to specific equipment located at your plant site

Whether it’s for career development or required training services, Workplace Safety & Health Co. Inc. is your go-to source for educating your team, helping them reach their goals and keeping them safe. Contact us at 317-253-9737.

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has moved, due to a myriad of reasons, from the initiative status to a strategic necessity. Much of the emphasis in developing DEI programs is to recognize the varying backgrounds, cultures and other characteristics of specific groups of people.

Read entire article: DEI in the Workplace: Time to Break Down the Silos | EHS Today

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