Workers have the right to be safe on the job and to speak up if they are concerned about hazardous conditions. Contact OSHA to learn more or to ask for an inspection.
Workers who spend time outdoors may be at risk for contracting the mosquito-born Zika virus. To protect them, employers should take measures outlined in this interim guidance from OSHA and NIOSH.
Under a new rule, employers will soon be required to electronically submit certain records of workplace injuries, some of which will be posted to the OSHA website. Learn about coming deadlines and procedures.
All employers must notify OSHA when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye. Know the deadlines and required reporting procedures.
4,821 workers died on the job in 2014
6/1/2016 AL: Darryl Nathan Corbin died from heat stress working on roof.
6/7/2016 AL: Matthew Jarrett killed in trench collapse.
6/10/2016 NY: killed in fall from hot air balloon.
6/13/2016 AL: Fred J. Clayton killed when crane tipped over.
6/18/2016 ND: John Stassinos killed and two other workers hospitalized following oil well explosion and fire.
6/19/2016 AL: Regina Elsea fatally crushed by automotive assembly line robot.
6/20/2016 SD: Gerald Hendren died from heat related illness while digging post-holes for deck.
6/28/2016 TX: Jimmy D. Griffin died from heat exposure in warehouse.
6/28/2016 TX: Ryan and Cody Castaeda died from exposure to naptha fumes while working inside tank.
6/30/2016 KS: Dave Decker and Jeff Gordon killed in fall from truck-mounted articulating boom.
7/2/2016 TN: Juan Manual Trejo killed in fall down stairwell.
7/5/2016 IL: Leo Micheletto fatally crushed by trailer that fell from lift.
7/14/2016 CA: Kevin C. Cartela struck and killed by barrel.
7/14/2016 OK: Randall Colbert killed in excavation collapse.
7/20/2016 VA: Timothy Lee Chittum Sr. and Jr. electrocuted when aluminum ladder contacted power line.
7/23/2016 MS: Roderick Williams killed in fall through skylight.
8/2/2016 TX: Jose Mendoza died from heat stroke while prepping cars for paint.
8/5/2016 GA: James (Kip) Evans struck and killed by saw while cutting pipe
"No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people."
Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
September 15, 2016
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