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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Training

1. GHS Intro

2. Label Elements

3. Pictogram Chart

4. Safety Data Sheet

5. Additional Info SDS

6. GHS Master Page

7. GHS Training Signature Sheet

Razer Safety helps you eliminate hazards which could potentially cost you money. Falls pose the greatest threat for workplace accidents and OSHA citations.

Safety audits by periodic "mock" inspections will identify site hazards, unsafe conditions and unsafe acts. By taking swift action, your facility will mitigate the hazard or unsafe act and will lower the injury exposure and OSHA citation exposure.

Once hazards are identified, effective training in these areas will reduce accidents and OHSA citations. Training is one of the first steps a company can take to avoid OSHA citations and workplace accidents. Providing effective training will reduce hazard creation and exposure; plus OSHA requires employers to train workers.

Top OSHA 10 Most Frequently Cited Standard

for Fiscal 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016)

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016):

  1. Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  2. Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  4. Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  6. Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  7. Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  8. Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  9. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  10. Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]

For more information on OSHA's Top Ten Citations, read the Oct. 18, 2016 blog.

OSHA Inspections

FY 2016 total federal inspections: 31,948

FY 2016 total State Plan inspections: 43,105

Worker injuries, illnesses and fatalities

4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015 [https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.nr0.htm] (3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers) — on average, more than 93 a week or more than 13 deaths every day.

903 Hispanic or Latino workers were killed from work-related injuries in 2015—on average, more than 17 deaths a week or two Latino workers killed every single day of the year, all year long.

Fatal work injuries involving contractors accounted for 17 percent of all fatal work injuries in 2015.

Construction's "Fatal Four"

Out of 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2015, 937 or 21.4% were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction. The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught in/between. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (64.2%) the construction worker deaths in 2015, BLS reports. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 602 workers' lives in America every year.

Data & Statistics from OSHA https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/index.html

Inspection Detail Definitions

Industrial Hygiene Air Sampling Data

OSHA Data Initiative

Statistics


OSHA has partnered with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) - Construction Sector on this nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented and lives can be saved.

Here's how: Plan, Provide, And Train
OHSA Stop Falls:  https://www.osha.gov/stopfalls/#plan

More links for OSHA and Fall Protection Assistance:

OSHA Fall Protection Subpart
Safety Training
OSHA etools for Fall Protection 
CDC Fall Injuries Prevention In The Workplace
NIOSH Ladder Safety app for mobile devices