The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in a combined effort with OSHA, the Center for Construction Research and Training and others, have announced the second-annual construction Fall Safety Stand-Down during the weeks of May 4-15, 2015. This event follows last year's successful Stand-Down and asks employers and workers across the nation to pause their work and dedicate time to activities that promote the prevention of fatalities from falls, which are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Learn more.
OSHA Publishes Proposed Revision to Eye and Face Protection Standards
OSHA published a proposed revision to its Eye and Face Protection Standards that updates PPE requirements in the general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, marine terminals and construction standards. The proposal incorporates the latest American National Standards Institute eye and face protection standard, which was adopted after OSHA issued the final rule on PPE in 2009. The proposal also updates language in the construction eye and face protection standard to make it more consistent with general industry and maritime standards. Review the proposal.
UK Ladder Group Shares Astonishing Ladder PicturesThe UK Ladder Association received a record-breaking number of entries in their annual search for un-staged photos of unsafe ladder practices. The winning picture shows two men inside the bucket of an excavator, 20 feet off the ground, with one of them holding a ladder in the bucket so the other could climb to the top of a chimney! See the top three photos.