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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

The following is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by federal OSHA. OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up. Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace.

Most Cited Violations of 2018
1. Fall Protection (1926.501)
2. 
Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
3. Scaffolding - General Requirements (1926.451)
4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
5. Control of Hazardous Energy - Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
6. Ladders (1926.1053)
7. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503)
9. Machine Guarding– General Requirement (1910.212)
10. Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection (1926.102)

The top 10 violations accounted for an estimated total of 32,266 violations, based on preliminary data for FY 2018. These numbers were only for the federal agency, and did not include violations found by state enforcement agencies.

While the list changes little from year to year it should be noted FY 2018 is the first time that Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment—Eye and Face Equipment and Fall Protection—Training Requirements have appeared in the list of top 10 violations.

If employers have hazards at the worksite that are on this list, they should review their programs and policies to ensure they are up-to-date and in compliance.

Since a lot of the frequent violations on this list relate to training, employers should also periodically audit their training records to make sure all employees have received appropriate training for the hazards they encounter in their daily jobs. Issues like machine guarding, periodic walk-arounds help to ensure all guards are in place or that missing guards are caught and corrected before an incident occurs."

Compliance can be a challenge for small and midsize businesses because they may not have a full-time safety professional on staff, but Razer Safety and Health can assist your company in filling in the gaps.

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