OSHA Suspends Electronic Injury Reporting Rule

Construction Equipment

Yesterday, OSHA suspended the 2016 Final Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesse s requiring companies to electronically report their injury and illness records.

OSHA appears to expand definition of a recordable ergonomic injury

FDR Safety

OSHA appears to be interested in expanding the definition of an ergonomic injury for recordkeeping purposes to include incidents which cause workers to have minor soreness or discomfort. After reviewing five years of injury and illness records in this case, OSHA identified only a handful of recordkeeping incidents, most of which involved the employer’s provision of exercise-strengthening programs for employees experiencing minor discomfort,” according to the statement by U.S.

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OSHA's Electronic Injury Tracking Website Opens August 1

Construction Equipment

Companies required to submit their OSHA Form 300A information from 2016 will be able to find Faqs and instruction for the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) at the new webpage. The Injury Tracking Application (ITA) will be accessible at [link] on August 1, 2017

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AI helping reduce worker wear-and-tear injuries

Construction Dive

Researchers are developing sensor suits to encourage trainees to modify movements to reduce body strain

Construction Workers At Highest Risk for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Construction Equipment

Construction workers sustain more traumatic brain injuries (TBI) than employees at any other type of workplace in the United States, according to a recent report from NIOSH

OSHA Changes Injury Reporting Rule

Construction Informer

Starting in January 2015, employers in states covered by federal OSHA must report all work related fatalities, in-patient hospitalizations, amputations and eye losses to OSHA within 24 hours of the event, according to Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health.

Fatal Injury Rate Shows Safety of AWPs

Construction Equipment

IPAF is calculating the fatal injury rate for aerial work platforms, and preliminary data confirm that the machines are one of the safest ways to perform temporary work at height, IPAF says. The fatal injury rate considers the following factors

A Case Study Clarifying How To Decide It’s a Workplace Injury

The Safety Blog

Imagine the following situation and ask yourself if you know exactly why or why not the employer should log the injury as work related. Also, a work event doesn’t have to be the only, or even main, cause of a work injury.


MSHA Proposes Rule to Prevent Crushing, Pinning Deaths & Injuries

Construction Equipment

Under the proposed rule by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), haulage machinery in underground coal mines would have to be equipped with proximity detection systems. The proposed rule would better prevent miners from becoming stuck, pinned or crushed.

$1 Billion a Week Spent on Serious but Nonfatal Injuries in U.S. Workplaces

Construction Equipment

Each year, the Research Institute produces the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index , which ranks the leading causes of serious, nonfatal work-related injuries in terms of direct workers compensation costs. The Index is based on information from Liberty Mutual Insurance, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Academy of Social Insurance

Repetitive Stress Injuries: Don't Hurt Your Future Building Ours.

Contractor Bookkeeping

Repetitive stress injury. As a construction worker, I think, you are more prone to a repetitive stress injury that an office worker. Repetitive stress injuries can be prevented and minimized. It will help keep your muscles more flexible and less prone to injury.

OSHA Cites Dealership for Tire Explosion Injury

Construction Equipment

has been cited by OSHA in the injury of an employee hit by a split rim tire when the tire exploded during servicing. Crown Equipment Corp., an industrial-truck dealership in Woburn, Mass., OSHA has fined the dealership $62,355 because it “failed to provide adequate training and safeguards to protect employees while they serviced rim wheels.”. The citations covered the company’s failure to

Common Sense Injury Management Can Help Lower Recordables

ENR Construction

Industry experts offer practical ways for contractors to improve safety programs and lower recordable incident rates. Business Management

Alberta Injury Rates 10 Times Higher Than Reported

The Safety Blog

A fact sheet recently released by the Parkland Institute, a non-partisan public policy re search institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, states that the Alberta Government is understating the numbers of workplace injuries that occur each year.

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How to Fill Out OSHA Injury Reporting Forms 300, 300A, and 301

The Safety Blog

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that nearly all employers maintain properly-recorded accounts of work-related injuries and illnesses. Form 301 – Injury and Illness Incident Report. explain the events that led to the injury or illness).

Key’s to Preventing Repetitive Motion Injury

The Safety Blog

Estimates suggest that repetitive motion injuries cost United States businesses over $20 billion just in workers’ compensation alone. Business costs aside, Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMIs) are a heavy burden to the individual as well. Permanent injuries put a damper on an individual’s ability to perform the jobs in which they have been trained, meaning there may be the additional stressor of finding work in a new field.


OSHA suspends electronic injury, illness reporting requirement


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has suspended an Obama-era rule requiring that companies electronically report their injury and illness records.

Crane Collapses at Construction Site, No Serious Injuries Reported

Construction Equipment

A construction crane was loading a pallet of wood when it tipped over and fell onto an excavator, fence and portable toilet, reports Lansing State Journal. No one was seriously injured, but one crew member was shaken up by the accident and taken to the hospital.

UV Injuries

The Safety Blog

Workers at the greatest risk of UV injuries or illness are construction workers, agricultural workers, landscapers, and gardeners. Avoiding UV Injury. Employers need to protect workers from UV injuries by: Scheduling outside work when the danger of exposure to the sun is the lowest. Workers should protect themselves from UV injuries by: Wearing sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 15.

Work Injuries Spike After Daylight Saving Time Change

Construction Equipment

More injuries occurred on the Monday after the daylight saving time change than any other day according to injury data from the U.S. percent increase in workplace injuries and nearly 68 percent more workdays lost to injuries.

Montana Contractor Fined $250K for Confined Space Injury

Construction Equipment

OSHA cited a Billings, Montana general contractor and a Rock Springs, Wyoming, subcontractor for exposing workers to numerous safety hazards, causing an employee to suffer severe burns. The companies face $249,516 in proposed penalties. On May 5, 2017, a Coleman Construction Inc.

$1 Billion a Week Spent on Serious but Non-Fatal Injuries in U.S. Workplaces

Construction Equipment

Each year, the Research Institute produces the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index , which ranks the leading causes of serious, nonfatal work-related injuries in terms of direct workers compensation costs. The Index is based on information from Liberty Mutual Insurance, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the National Academy of Social Insurance

OSHA Issues Final Rule Clarifying Injury And Illness Records

Construction Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday will issue a final rule that clarifies an employer’s continuing obligation to make and

Construction Processes To Reduce Injuries And Increase Production

Contractor Bookkeeping

At first read this sounds harsh and yet it comes from my own experiences as a contractor operating multiple jobsites with small crews on each from two to ten people this one concept generated a lot of bottom line profits and kept injuries very low. We experienced no injuries.

10,280 Injuries in First Year of OSHA Requirement Reports

Construction Equipment

Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration of more than 10,000 severe work-related injuries, creating the opportunity for the agency to work with employers to eliminate hazards and protect other workers In the first year of a new reporting requirement, employers notified the U.S.

OSHA Initiative to Ensure Temporary Workers Receive Safety Training During Investigations

The Safety Blog

Because of high profile fatal incidents and a high rate of injury OSHA wants to ensure temporary workers have the same protections and training of traditional workers. Accidents & Fatalities General Industry OSHA PPE Training Bacardi injury Inspections Safety Training temporary workers

Construction Nonfatal Injury Rate Dips Slightly in 2015

ENR Construction

report also shows that the number of construction jobsite illnesses and injuries rose 1.9% Labor Dept. in 2015

OSHA to release web-based injury and illness reporting form on August 1st


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will release a web-based injury and illness reporting form on Aug. Employers will be able to use the Injury Tracking Application to submit information from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300As.

UPDATE: OSHA Delays Effective Date for Injury Tracking Rule

Construction Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is delaying enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions in its


The Safety Blog

Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are those which affect nerves, joints, tendons, tendon sheathes, and muscles. The term RSI is rather broad because the injuries included occur due to a variety of activities, stressors, and body parts, but in general it refers to an injury manifesting as a result of force, excessive strain, rapid movements, continuous overloading, and poor ergonomics. Lift heavy objects slowly and smoothly, as jerky movements can cause muscle injuries.


Injury & Illness Prevention Program Highlights OSHA’s 2013 Priorities

The Safety Blog

Injury & Illness Prevention Program Highlights OSHA’s 2013 Priorities. The implementation of a new standard requiring employers to adopt and Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) highlights OSHA’s 2013 regulatory agenda. I2P2: The proposed rule will require employers to develop and implement an injury and illness prevention program, including a systematic process to proactively and continuously address workplace safety and health hazards.

OSHA Announces New Injury Reporting Rule

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Department of Labor''s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a final rule requiring employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye. The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA record-keeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction

Work-related injuries drop below 4,500 for 2013

Construction Equipment

A preliminary total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were recorded in the U.S. in 2013, lower than the revised count of 4,628 fatal work injuries in 2012, according to results from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Federal Employers Now Required to Report Injuries to Bureau of Labor

The Safety Blog

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a final rule requiring all federal agencies to annually submit injury and illness data to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “This change provides OSHA an opportunity to collect injury and illness data from all federal agency establishments,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels.

Why Hand Protection Is a Priority on Construction Sites

ENR Construction

What they said at a Safety Week event about preventing hand injuries

How to Reduce Back Injuries While Plowing Snow

Green Industry Professionals

7 easy tips to follow

Altec Recalls Crane Jibs for Injury Risk

Construction Equipment

Such unrestricted movement increases the risk for operator injury, NHTSA said. Altec Industries Inc. is recalling 724 2005-2013 model-year Altec Crane Telescopic Jibs manufactured from March 1, 2005 to Aug. 30, 2013.