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Fall Protection: Plan-Provide-Train

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, accounting for one in every three construction worker deaths.  A new outreach campaign was recently announced to provide employers and workers with information they need to prevent falls.  This campaign's message is "Plan-Provide-Train" and was developed in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the National Occupational Research Agenda program.

The campaign slogan is "Safety Pays, Falls Cost".

Click here to visit OSHA's Fall Prevention Webpage.

  
Hazard Communication

An area of concern to many employers is the future of the Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) program and the new Globally Harmonize System (GHS).  Check out the seven (7) information sheets developed by the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC).

 

  
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OSHA Alliance Activities

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA and Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses Form Statewide Alliance

  Standing on the right: Juanita Kantner, PAAOHN Director
Sitting on the left: Kim Olszewski, PAAOHN Past President

PHILADELPHIA -- A new alliance between the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses aims to provide safety and health training for Pennsylvania occupational health professionals. The training will focus on OSHA standards, emergency preparedness, musculoskeletal disorders and workplace violence.

On June 7, 2007 PAAOHN successfully formed an alliance with OSHA.  Kim Olszewski, PAAOHN Chapter Past President led the chapter's effort to make this happen.  Juanita Kantner, PAAOHN Director, is the chapter's lead for spearheading the implementation efforts across the state.

 

May 22, 2009

OSHA and PAAOHN renewed their alliance on May 22, 2009. Plans for the upcoming year include continued emphasis on programs that include OSHA Updates.

Daurice Holly, PAAOHN President renewed this alliance on behalf of PAAOHN, this alliance is effective for a two year period, May 2009- May 2011.
Alliance Background
Date Signed
June 7, 2007
Date Renewed
May 22, 2009

 

  
OSHA QuickTakes

OSHA QuickTakes ia a bi-monthly e-newsletter that OSHA publishes containing information about workplace safety and health.

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OSHA Fact Sheets

Drilling Overhead - FACT SHEET - Overexertion is the leading cause of injury to construction workers (18%)

  
OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor

OSHA Launches Interactive Website to Help Employers Better Comply with Its Recordkeeping Rule

On June 28, 2011 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration unveiled a new interactive web tool to help users determine whether injuries and illnesses are work-related and recordable under the OSHA Recordkeeping rules.

The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor is an interactive tool that simulates an employer’s interaction with a Recordkeeping rules expert. The Advisor relies on the users' responses to questions and automatically adapts to the situation presented. Responses put into the program are strictly confidential and the system does not record or store any of the information. The Advisor helps employers determine:

  • Whether an injury or illness (or related event) is work-related
  • Whether an event or exposure at home or on travel is work-related
  • Whether an exception applies to the injury or illness
  • Whether a work-related injury or illness needs to be recorded
  • Which provisions of the regulations apply when recording a work-related injury or illness

The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors developed to help employers and workers understand federal employment laws. A full list of Advisors can be found at the elaws website.

  
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