Tag Archives: work-related fatality

Ladder Safety: There’s an App for That

NIOSH, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, recently released a mobile device application for straight ladder safety (not step ladders).  The app includes a measuring device to ensure the angle is correct (not too steep or shallow), keys … Continue reading

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Injury reporting changes

OSHA is seeking comments on two proposed changes to injury reporting. The first change is that employers will have to report within 8 hours not just a fatality or hospitalization of three or more people (which is the current requirement), … Continue reading

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Trenches, Excavations and Fatalities

A recent presentation by MN OSHA reviewed hazards associated with trench work and three trench-related fatalities.  There has been at least one trench fatality per year in Minnesota.  In the last four years, there have been five fatalities in trenches … Continue reading

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