Holiday Home Safety Summary

In 2015, there were an estimated 185,500 toy-related, emergency department-treated injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Likewise, holiday decorations cause 860 home fires each year with an additional 210 home fires are caused by Christmas trees per year, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

  • 12 December 2016
  • Author: Ascent Admin
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OSHA issues new Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction to help industry employers develop proactive programs to keep their workplaces safe. 
  • 6 December 2016
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Could a fatal trench collapse in Ohio been prevented?

A trench collapse in Ohio that killed 33-year-old James Rogers of Winchester could have been prevented says Ken Montgomery, OSHA’s area director in Cincinnati. 

  • 28 November 2016
  • Author: Ascent Admin
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OSHA Clarifies Discipline, Retaliation and Drug Testing Commentary

When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its 2016 final rule requiring the electronic reporting of workplace injury and illness reports, it included controversial provisions on discriminatory discipline, retaliation, and even post-incident drug testing by employers.

In the interim, Dorothy Dougherty, OSHA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary, issued an interpretation memorandum designed to explain the anti-retaliation and injury reporting procedures in more detail.

  • 21 November 2016
  • Author: Ascent Admin
  • Number of views: 531
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Final Rule to Update General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards
Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. OSHA has issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding training and inspection requirements
  • 17 November 2016
  • Author: Ascent Admin
  • Number of views: 508
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