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Safety and Health Standards: Occupational Safety and Health – OSH Act

OSHA standards may require that employers adopt certain practices, means, methods, or processes reasonably necessary and appropriate to protect workers on the job. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards and provide workers with a workplace that does not have serious hazards.

NIOSH Offers Free, Confidential Screenings for Coal Miners in 2017

Did you know NIOSH offers free, confidential health screenings for coal miners? Beginning March 2017, miners will be able to find the surveillance mobile unit in Alabama, as well as Illinois, Indiana, and Eastern Kentucky.

Fall Protection and Prevention

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 .

Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

Training is essential for confined spaces and the hazards that may be encountered in them. This training should stress that death to the worker is the likely outcome if proper precautions are not taken before entry is made.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Whether you’re driving in your neighborhood or on a busy highway, making responsible choices in work zones is essential. National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 3-7) is an annual opportunity for motorists to evaluate their driving habits just in time for the busy spring and summer construction season.