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OSHA has rolled out its "Safe and Sound Campaign" initiative, which asks employers to review their safety programs and identify areas for improvement, according to the agency.
On average, a non-fatal injury crash at work that involves distraction costs an employer $72,442. The National Safety Council states that the leading cause of workplace death is motor vehicle crashes, and estimates one-quarter of those crashes involve cell phone use.
Workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments and for extended periods and many workers may not know the signs and symptoms of cold stress, including conditions such as hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot.
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.
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.