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worker outside during winter

Employers in Connecticut and throughout the country have a duty to keep workers safe in all weather conditions. During the winter months, this generally means taking steps to protect against cold weather, snow and wind. It may also mean protecting against the hazards presented by slippery surfaces or that may come with removing heavy snow. […]

industry worker

A new hazard alert highlights the risk of fatalities occurring in the oil and gas industry in Connecticut and across the country by vapors igniting when vehicles and motorized equipment are in use. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & […]

snow removal

Connecticut winters can be harsh, and unfortunately, many people injure themselves in the process of removing snow. Seeing that this is a nationwide issue, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has given some advice on how workers can safely remove snow. In recent years, OSHA has seen a rise in the number of fall-related injuries […]

osha violation

Connecticut employers should know that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released its annual list of the top 10 workplace safety violations. This one covers the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2017. The violations are, for the most part, the same as in previous years, but some are new to the list and may […]

trenching

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration updated its excavation and trenching National Emphasis Program, superseding a special emphasis instruction that was released in 1985. The new standards may establish requirements for Connecticut businesses. The increased enforcement has been called for, according to OSHA, by the number of trenching or excavation collapses that result in loss […]

osha

Workers in Connecticut are protected by federal laws that require employers to provide safe working conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration oversees this aspect of the law, but the agency has seen a potentially troublesome reduction in staff since President Trump took office. After Trump became president, OSHA lost 40 inspectors through attrition. As […]

osha violation

Workplace accidents can cause a significant disruption in an injured victim’s life. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is constantly working to make workplaces in Connecticut and other states safer, but some employers fall short in implementing safety regulations which puts their workers at risk. Data has been collected regarding the top OSHA violations for […]

construction worker

Connecticut residents may be appalled to learn that an average of about 150 American workers died each day in 2015. This was according to a report issued by the AFL-CIO. Of the 4,836 who died that year of workplace injuries, 903 were Latino workers, and a total of 943 immigrants die. The rate of Latino […]

construction work

In the last few years, there has been a significant rise in the amount of construction activity. This has had the benefit of helping the economy and providing jobs for many Connecticut residents, but it has also resulted in an increase in the number of accidents on construction sites. The number of people employed as […]

safety first

Connecticut employers need to do all they can to create a safe work environment. There are several key factors in this, and one of them is maintaining good indoor air quality. This applies to all industries, though the details will be different. Certain industrial chemicals like benzene must be regulated in their use. Many buildings […]