Employees want to know their rights under labor laws. Every day workers perform online searches regarding compensation, breaks, overtime and wages. Where do they look? Most of the answers can be found within the Fair Labor Standards Act, OSHA standards and State regulations. It can be confusing.
Need to get an OSHA card but not sure of where to start? Whether OSHA training is a requirement for your state, your job, or part of your official safety and health program, chances are you will be able to find the course that's right for you online.
There are changes to OSHA regulations that are being rolled out over the next couple years and will affect an estimated 5 million workplaces and 43 million employees. The first of these regulations goes into effect December 31, 2013. Is your company ready?
For the past 40 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has helped minimize hazardous work environments and promote worker safety. As a result, the total rate of workplace injuries and illnesses significantly declined.
The creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1970 provided workers the right to a safe and healthful work environment. A safe and healthful workplace means all hazards are removed. If hazards cannot be removed completely, protection must be provided to the employees.
Falls are the leading cause of death in construction despite how preventable these deaths are. In 2010, there were 774 fatalities in the construction industry, and slightly more than one third of them (264) were from falls, many from just six feet.