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Occupational Safety News Bulletin – 11/15

OSHA LogoOccupational Safety news headline for late November, 2011:

  • OSHA Animated Educational Videos Show How to Protect Workers from Construction Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released 12 educational videos about potential hazards in the construction industry. The educational videos are easy to understand, short segments and geared to employers and workers. Each year, nearly 800 construction workers die on the job; one in every five workplace fatalities occurs within the construction industry.

  • Statement from Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA on Increase of Nonfatal Occupational Injuries Among Healthcare Workers

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics today released detailed data on nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in 2010. The incidence rate for health care support workers increased 6 percent to 283 cases per 10,000 full-time workers, almost 2 1/2 times the rate for all private and public sector workers at 118 cases per 10,000 full-time workers.

  • OSHA Encourages Major Retailers to Provide Crowd Management Measures During Major Sales Events

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is encouraging major retail employers to take precautions to prevent worker injuries during Black Friday and other major sales events during the holiday season.

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