MSD INJURIES

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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

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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.

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Injury Most Common Within First 4 Work Hours

Construction Equipment

A new study finds during the first four hours of their shift, workers are most likely to suffer traumatic injuries, according to EHS Today. Those working the night shift also suffer more severe injuries than those working the day shift.

Crane Collapses on Jobsite in Syracuse, NY, No Injuries Reported

Construction Junkie

Thankfully, no injuries were reported. According to WIVB , the collapse was first reported around 9am and, once first responders arrived at the scene, they determined that there were no injuries and no buildings damaged. No injuries were reported, and no buildings were damaged.

UV Injuries

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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.

The Financial Impact of a Workplace Injury

FDR Safety

According to OSHA, it is estimated that employers pay an estimated $1 billion PER WEEK in direct costs resulting from workplace illness or injury. If more injuries are prevented, the price of direct costs will drop. This is where a company can really feel the financial impact of a workplace injury. The post The Financial Impact of a Workplace Injury appeared first on FDRsafety.

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Number, rate of nonfatal construction injuries fell in 2017

Construction Dive

Last year marked the second consecutive year that nonfatal jobsite injuries and illnesses declined, following a slight uptick in 2015

The Jobsite’s Invisible Injury

Construction Business Owner

Thousands of construction workers suffer hearing loss from excessive noise exposure on the job every year. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) affects nearly one in four adults in the United States. NIHL is preventable, but the effect is permanent and can seriously impair a worker’s quality of life.

PREVENTING REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES

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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.

Safety Matters: Preventing Injury and Safeguarding the Bottom Line

Green Industry Professionals

You can safeguard your crew—and your bottom line—from injury by implementing these four best practices

How to Achieve an Injury-Free Jobsite

Construction Dive

The construction industry has begun to shift from reactive to proactive when it comes to safety performance. Still, with three construction-related fatalities happening every day, there still remains room for improvement

Reminder: OSHA 300A Injury and Illness Records Required to be Electronically Submitted by March 2

Construction Junkie

image via OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application web page. By March 2nd, 2021, all non-exempt construction companies must submit their OSHA Form 300A for the year 2020, which is the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, to OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA).

Have You Sustained a Construction Site Injury? Here’s How to Protect Your Rights

Lets Build

Such injuries are especially common at construction sites, where bosses often cut corners to boost profit margins and dangerous conditions are everywhere. Guest Posts construction site construction site injury guest postsIn 2016, there were almost a million separate workplace accidents that caused the victims to miss at least one full work day.

Nonfatal Construction Injuries Edge Up but Injury Rate Declines

ENR Construction

Injuries rose less than 1% in 2018 to 199,100; rate per 100 workers dipped to 3.0 from 3.1.

2.8 Million Workplace Injuries is Unacceptable: ASSP

Construction Equipment

million nonfatal injuries or illnesses occurred in private industry workplaces The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) responded to 2018 safety numbers by calling for private employers to look more closely at their safety practices. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.8

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

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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Legal challenge to injury and illness data reporting rule

FDR Safety

OSHA’s new, misguided requirement for detailed electronic reporting of injury and illness data by employers has come under legal challenge by a coalition of trade associations, employers and an insurance company. OSHA intends to publish the injury and illness data on a public website, which has raised concerns about privacy and cyber-security. OSHA contends that such programs may encourage the under-reporting of illnesses and injuries.

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Here's how to achieve a zero-injury jobsite

Construction Dive

The construction industry has begun to shift from reactive to proactive when it comes to safety performance. Still, with three construction-related fatalities happening every day, there still remains room for improvement

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

Minorities Facing Highest Risks of Injuries at the Job Says Study

The Constructor

Covid-19 has thrust the issue of workplace safety into the limelight, especially for frontline workers such as nurses and doctors. However, one group. Safety Guide

Making Injury Prevention a Higher Priority

Green Industry Professionals

Focus on the reasons why safety is important to your company

3 suffer fall injuries on $2.3B I-4 Ultimate project

Construction Dive

In addition, since 2016, four workers have died working on the 21-mile expansion of Interstate 4 through Orlando, Florida, including one on Feb.

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 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

Research Encourages use of Wearable Technology to Reduce Workplace Injury

Construction Equipment

The study encouraged employers to monitor worker fatigue levels to reduce injury and increase productivity. The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has released a fatigue research report detailing the value of wearable technology in the workplace. According to ASSP, the study

Honeywell Safety recalls hard hats due to risk of head injury

Contractor Magazine

No accidents or injuries have been reported so far The hard hats can fail to protect users from impact.

Jobsite injuries in New York City decline 20% since 2017

BD+C

The New York City Department of Buildings says the city has had more than a 20% decrease in jobsite injuries since 2017. The department cited stepped up safety training as a reason for the improvement. The department has issued 100,000 Site Safety Training (SST) cards since local legislation passed in 2017 imposed mandatory site safety training for construction workers in the city

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. Companies have been required to keep injury and illness records since 1971, with high-hazard industries obligated to submit those reports to OSHA beginning in 1995

WILG president talks workplace injuries

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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?

Update: OSHA Workplace Injuries Tracking Regulation Error

Construction Equipment

Following a review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, OSHA has taken action to correct an error that was made with regard to implementing the final rule

Lifting and Related Injuries Now Second on Workers' Compensation Cost List

ENR Construction

Liberty Mutual index shows exertion as the cause of greatest insurer losses

OSHA Corrects Workplace Injuries Tracking Error

Construction Equipment

Following a review of the requirements put in place in 2016 regarding the “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses” regulation, OSHA has taken action to correct an error that was made with regard to implementing the final rule

Construction Industry Workplace Injuries Decline for Second Consecutive Year

Construction Equipment

Recordable injuries and illnesses in the construction industry fell for the third straight year in 2017. According to a report by EHS Today, the industry reported 198,000 incidents, according to data from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS numbers also show that the

Reminder: OSHA Injury/Illness Logs Due February 1

Construction Equipment

As part of the OSHA reporting regulations, employers with more than 10 workers are required to track workplace injuries and illnesses, then send a summary of that information to OSHA each year. Using Form 300 - Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses - for each work site, employers must record injuries/illnesses that result in death, loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work activity or job transfer, and medical treatment beyond first aid

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 To allow affected employers additional time to become familiar with a new electronic reporting system launched on August 1, 2017, the U.S.

Another injury reported at I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando

Construction Dive

Thus far, four workers have been killed and several others injured while working on the project

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. Personal protective equipment such as hard hats, boots and safety glasses can help prevent some injuries, but as long as operators are in the line of fire, the threat is there

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

Constuction Posts Reduction in Non-Fatal Injuries, Rate

ENR Construction

BLS report shows 2017 construction nonfatal injuries and illnesses were down 2.7