New rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems will keep workers safer and provide greater flexibility for employers in General Industry.
Learn how a strong workplace safety and health program can prevent injuries and illnesses and make businesses more sustainable.
Learn how OSHA can help if your employer retaliated against you for voicing a complaint under a consumer or investor protection law.
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.
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
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
8/8/2016 AZ: Juan Pablo Garcia Lopez and William David Tryon suffocated inside underground storage tank.
8/12/2016 VA: William Christopher Scheier killed after becoming caught in shearing machine.
8/14/2016 CA: Henry Wimbley died onboard vessel from smoke inhalation during fire.
8/15/2016 NJ: Jorge Gomez fatally crushed by freight container.
8/22/2016 TX: 8/22/2016 TX: Jerid Peterson electrocuted after making contact with live wire while working on electric pole.
8/25/2016 MI: Gerrit Blok killed in fall from ladder.
8/31/2016 TX: José Sepeda and Alfredo Valez struck and killed by falling block on drilling rig.
9/1/2016 WI: Dennis L. Marschall asphyxiated from exposure to chlorine gas.
9/3/2016 TX: Delores Young died from strangulation when lanyard got stuck in conveyor belt.
9/6/2016 GA: William Davis killed in fall down manhole.
9/8/2016 CA: Cesar Meza died after falling from bench and striking head.
9/14/2016 TX: Jose-Angel De La Torre killed and another worker injured in oil tank explosion.
9/15/2016 FL: Anthony Smith electrocuted when aerial lift contacted high voltage wires.
9/21/2016 VA: Russell Allen Polen killed when trench collapsed during replacement of sewer line.
9/24/2016 TX: Darrell Bennett struck and killed by backhoe.
9/26/2016 GA: Dustin Jennings killed in fall through roof while installing air conditioning unit.
9/29/2016 WA: Harold Burns fatally crushed by equipment that fell from truck during loading.
"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
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