OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA was created by Congress in 1970 and sets and enforce rules and regulations that protect workers against unsafe or unhealthy working conditions. Continue reading
Tesla’s Model 3 electric vehicle may be in trouble yet again. This time, it’s for a series of OSHA violations. A report issued recently by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has prompted Cal/OSHA to look into possible workplace safety violations. Cal/OSHA will be looking into the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, California. According to the CIR study, the company has failed to accurately document and report serious workplace injuries on several occasions. Continue reading
With a continued increase in the construction industry worldwide, and with industry technologies becoming more advanced and systems more mechanized, the global aerial work platform (AWP) market is growing at a steady pace and expected to continue. The market is projected to grow by nearly 7% by the end of 2026.
Learn more about the top factors influencing the market and its projected growth, where the market is heading, and which AWP vendors and manufacturers are leading the way in our report below.
OSHA makes updates to their regulations every year with the objective to continuously improve workplace safety and efficiency. When workplace functions are more efficient, safety is often easier to obtain and hazards are more easily and quickly caught to help prevent accidents from happening. For 2017, OSHA is updating their policies on tracking workplace injuries and illnesses, and the policy on walking-working surfaces and personal fall protection systems to make workplaces safer and more efficient.
Accidents happen every day with aerial lifts, and it is estimated that about 26 fatalities occur every year. Everyone who operates an aerial lift is at risk, but departments like OSHA are making great strides at preventing accidents by regulating workplaces, creating laws, and setting standards for employee training. The issue brought up in a recent hazard alert from the Massachusetts Department of Labor is that OSHA only covers privately-owned employees and businesses. The public sector also employs many aerial lift workers for various jobs and they require the same attention to prevent accidents. Continue reading