OSHA’s Top 10 Cited Standards for 2023

OSHA’s Top 10 Cited Standards For 2023

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is crucial in ensuring workplace safety across various industries in the United States. To maintain safety standards, OSHA regularly inspects workplaces and enforces compliance with various regulations. OSHA has updated its list of the most frequently cited standards for all industries for its fiscal year 2023, which runs from October 1-September 30. Not surprisingly, these are the same standards cited from 2022; only the order of some standards has changed. Powered Industrial Trucks rose two spots while Respiratory Protection fell several spots on the list. Other standards have shifted within the list, but fall protection remains the number one from the previous year.

15 Essential Tips for Construction Site Safety

15 Essential Tips for Construction Site Safety

Construction sites can be high-risk areas where accidents can happen if proper safety measures are not taken. It is important to follow all OSHA guidelines and remember the hierarchy of controls to eliminate the hazard if possible. Safety on a construction site must be constant and consistent.   Here are fifteen crucial tips for construction site safety that can significantly enhance workers’ well-being and protect them from harm.

A Proactive Approach to Workplace Safety

A Proactive Approach to Workplace Safety: The Role of Safety Consultants

A safety consultant’s primary role is to assist with ensuring a safe workplace. Safety consultants are professionals with expertise in workplace safety regulations, risk assessment, and hazard management. They play a crucial role in helping organizations identify potential safety risks, implementing safety protocols, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations. They assess workplaces and make recommendations for eliminating workplace safety hazards. They develop health and safety policies and procedures. Their day may include everything from performing audits and training, updating safety and health manuals, conducting accident investigations, and dealing with OSHA citations. Quality safety consultants have knowledge of safety, physics, chemistry, physical science, mathematics, industrial hygiene, fire safety, and business and are skilled at communication, safety training, and education. Often, every day looks different, and each day brings a new challenge.

Get Started with NFPA 70E Training Today

NFPA 70E is a standard developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), focusing on workplace electrical safety. It provides guidelines for establishing safety practices to protect employees from electrical hazards. NFPA 70E provides a comprehensive approach to electrical safety in the workplace and covers various aspects, including risk assessment, safe work practices, maintenance procedures, and personal protective equipment. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E  focuses on preventing electrical injuries and fatalities and is widely recognized and adopted in many industries. NFPA 70E compliance saves lives, reduces injuries, and can help avoid lost production and fines.

10 Safety Practices to Mitigate Complacency and Eliminate Unsafe Actions and Behaviors

When it comes to safety, do you want to be lucky, or do you want to be good? To be good, you have to avoid complacency every day. Far too many companies rely on luck, and unfortunately, when their luck runs out, the result is often a serious accident resulting in injury, property loss, damage, fines, or worse. If you have worked on a job site, in a manufacturing facility, or held a supervisory role, you have probably heard the following excuses or different versions of them many times.

7 Tips for Forklift / Powered Industrial Truck Safety

June 13, 2023, is National Forklift Safety Day and an excellent opportunity to focus on forklift safety. Forklifts, also known as powered industrial trucks, are standard on construction sites, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities, helping with efficiency. There are many types of powered industrial trucks, each unique. Weighing between 4,000-9,000 pounds, they are versatile equipment for loading and unloading supplies, moving heavy materials, and transporting goods. They are helpful as they combine a lifting tool’s functions with a vehicle’s mobility. However, working on or around forklifts/powered industrial trucks is associated with significant risks. Forklifts pose collision, falls, tip-overs, and struck-by hazards. Safe forklift operation involves proper safety training and proper forklift maintenance.

10 Fall Protection Basics

10 Fall Protection Basics: What You Need to Know

The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction will be held May 1-5, 2023. This nationwide event will raise fall hazard awareness. There are several ways to participate in this National Safety Stand-Down, including holding a toolbox talk focused on fall prevention, scheduling a training session about fall protection, or conducting a safety inspection of your fall protection system. It is best to designate someone from your organization to plan and organize your Stand- Down ahead of time and get 100% participation from your team. You can also check www.osha.gov to see events in your area that are free and open to the public. Participation in this event shows a commitment to workplace safety and is an opportunity to ensure fall hazard risks are reduced or eliminated. No company is too small to participate. This week-long event spotlights the dangers of falls, but it is best safety practice to focus on fall protection all year.

Here’s What EMR Means for your Business

EMR Explained.

What is EMR?

Experience modification rating, also called EMR or Experience mod, is a number used by insurance companies to measure risk. It is an insight into a company’s injury rates and measures the past cost of workplace accidents and the future risk of your business compared to others in the same industry and state. Workers’ compensation is a benefit system developed to provide medical coverage and wage replacement for injured employees. EMR significantly impacts the workers’ compensation insurance premium of a company.

Essential Crane Safety Tips

Crane safety is crucial to any construction project or industrial operation involving cranes. Cranes are powerful machines that are used to lift and move heavy materials and equipment. However, their immense size and weight, coupled with the loads they carry, also make them potentially hazardous.

Guide To 120 Environmental, Health, and Safety Abbreviations

Guide To 120 Environmental, Health, and Safety Abbreviations

Abbreviations, acronyms, and initialisms are used daily by safety professionals. Often, it’s assumed that everyone knows what they are talking about or that they are trying to save time by using a shorthand version of the phrase. Abbreviations can simplify communication if you understand them. However, it’s easy to miss key points and get confused when safety jargon leaves you asking, “What does that mean?”. We have compiled this resource of 120 Environmental Health and Safety Abbreviations to help decode the specialized language safety professionals use daily. Being familiar with this safety terminology can help you create a safe workplace. Misunderstanding key terms can put you or your employees at risk. Errors can be made if these abbreviations are mixed up or misinterpreted. Keep in mind that this list is for general purposes only. Please consult the applicable standards or contact us for more information if you have specific questions. We are always available to answer your workplace safety questions and provide guidance on best safety practices. Please reach out to us at 919-417-2139 or We’d love to hear from you!