Trial Begins for Teen Suing over Lawn Mower Injury

Green Industry Professionals

The plaintiffs claim the lawn mower had inadequate warnings and instructions, preventing the avoidance of injury

MSD INJURIES

The Safety Blog

Overexertion Injuries are the most common workplace injury. These are referred to as musculoskeletal disorders or MSD injuries. Overexertion is consistently the number one workplace injury, and the most expensive, costing around $3.4 MSD injuries are often associated with material handling work. These injuries cause damage to muscles and tissues in the body, most commonly in the back. These injuries are mostly reported as strains and sprains.

INJURY REPORTING

The Safety Blog

Injury reporting. The change requires most employers to notify OSHA when an employee is killed, or suffers an injury requiring hospitalization, an amputation, or loss of an eye on the job. By electronic submission using a fatality/injury/illness reporting application that will be located on OSHA’s website. Construction General Industry Healthcare Hospitality Industry Laws and Legislation Manufacturing Oil and Gas OSHA Uncategorized Illness and Injury Reporting The U.S.

PREVENTING REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES

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.

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.

November 2016 Newsletter – Tips on responding to new OSHA drug testing, injury reporting guidance

FDR Safety

One of the most significant OSHA actions of 2016 was issuing guidance on drug testing, injury reporting and safety incentive programs. OSHA threw a curve ball to employers with its recent guidance on drug testing, injury reporting and safety incentive programs, leaving companies wondering how to respond. Earlier this year, OSHA published new rules prohibiting retaliation against employees who report a work-related injury or illness.

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OSHA injury-illness logs must be posted by Feb. 1

Construction Dive

Failure to follow the rules carries a maximum fine of nearly $13,000 per violation for firms with 10 or more employees

Update: OSHA Again Delays Injury Compliance Date

Construction Equipment

Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to December 15, 2017

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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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.

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

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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OSHA suspends electronic injury, illness reporting requirement

BD+C

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

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

Update: OSHA Delays Electronic Injury Reporting Compliance Date - Again

Construction Equipment

Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to December 15, 2017

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

Lawn Mowers Inflict Serious Injury upon 13 Kids a Day, Study Finds

Green Industry Professionals

require emergency treatment due to injuries suffered from lawn mowers every day New study finds that 13 children in the U.S.

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.

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

UPDATE: OSHA Delays Effective Date for Injury Tracking Rule

Construction Equipment

OSHA today proposed a delay in the electronic reporting compliance date of the rule, Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses , from July 1, 2017, to Dec.

The War on Jobsite Injuries

Construction Business Owner

Shards of concrete, high working heights, falling rubble and piles of metal rebar are often definitive features of construction jobsites, making them a hotbed for injuries.

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

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

UNDERSTANDING OSHA’S NEW ELECTRONIC INJURY & ILLNESS DATA SUBMISSION

The Safety Blog

On August 1, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its Injury Tracking Application (ITA), which allows employers to begin observing compliance with this year’s new electronic reporting requirements. Through the ITA, employers can submit necessary injury and illness records from their 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The transition to electronic reporting will eventually lead to free public access to an employer’s injury and illness history.

Not even OSHA has a consistent definition of what is a recordable injury

FDR Safety

OSHA’s new recordkeeping rules on fatalities and serious injuries and illnesses are fairly clear, but they leave unresolved the confusion that many employers feel about the overall recordkeeping process. Congress recognized that the federal government must first accurately understand the workplace injury and illness problem before it could begin to solve it. So OSHA knows where your injuries and illnesses are occurring, or do they?

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

BD+C

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.

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.

Sliding-scale proposal for civil damages resulting from construction fatalities, injuries draws ire of trades

BD+C

A New York City Council proposal that would mandate a sliding-scale system be used when awarding civil damages for construction-related injuries or fatalities has drawn fire from two prominent unions.

WILG president talks workplace injuries

The Safety Blog

WILG president talks workplace injuries. Boyd, president of the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group. What is the Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group? The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of workplace injuries and illnesses. What is a common fallacy about workplace injuries?

Bertha's BFF Back to Work After Injury

Construction Equipment

Seattle's metro light rail expansion project is employing another tunnel boring machine (TBM) nicknamed Pamela for a $1.9 billion four-mile extension from Northgate to Husky Stadium.

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.

Top 10 Causes & Costs of Workplace Injuries

Construction Dive

Let’s be blunt; we’re all responsible for our own safety, right? Jobsite safety has a negative ROI, so project management really does not want to spend much time or money on it. Isn’t it just common sense to, for example, wear protective googles when using a nail gun? The workers, who are often pressured to complete the job in the shortest possible time, often don’t want to bother with it.

Unionized Construction Firms See Fewer Costly, Serious Injuries

Construction Superintendent Magazine

MIAMI, Fla. -- A new study shows construction firms that hire union workers have fewer work injuries requiring workers’ compensation payments for time away from work.

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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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Contractor Cited After Trenching Injury

Construction Equipment

OSHA has cited DNT Construction of Round Rock, Texas with multiple safety hazards at a San Antonio work site after a worker was injured in a trenching collapse. Proposed penalties total $89,000

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.

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.