• National Safety Stand-Down - Photo Credit: LPR Construction

    Events around the country raise awareness of fall hazards

  • Silica Final Rule

    OSHA issues final rule to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

  • The Whistleblower Protection Program

    OSHA protects a worker's right to speak up about violations of safety and health and other laws.

  • Reporting Fatalities & Severe Injuries

    Employers must report fatalities and severe injuries to OSHA.

4,821 workers died on the job in 2014

1/2/2016 IL: John Jaloway struck and killed by falling concrete wall.

1/2/2016 KS: Robert Haigler struck and killed by part of metal lathe.

1/4/2016 TX: Jullian Gallardo killed in chemical fire explosion.

1/4/2016 OH: Larry Ververka asphyxiated by carbon monoxide from forklift exhaust.

1/7/2016 MA: Norval Bryant killed in fall from scaffold.

1/13/2016 IL: Todd William McWhirter killed in fall from aerial lift while trimming trees.

1/19/2016 IN: Khushwilder Singh fatally shot during robbery.

1/19/2016 TX: Martin Cline struck and killed by forklift.

1/20/2016 ID: Francisca Gomez died after being caught in conveyor.

1/21/2016 MN: Christopher Cahoon killed in propane heater explosion.

1/26/2016 WA: Harold Felton killed in trench collapse.

2/3/2016 UT: Carmen Lindhardt died after becoming caught in dough mixer.

2/5/2016 TX: Joseph Ybarra killed in fall from mast of ship.

2/8/2016 GA: Justin Deems killed in feed mill explosion.

2/16/2016 IL: Christopher Thick killed in fall from forklift.

2/17/2016 IA: Stefan Watermann killed in fall from telecommunications tower.

2/25/2016 KS: Renee Benjamin, Joshua Higbee and Brian Sadowsky fatally shot by coworker.

2/25/2016 WV: Walter Lemaster killed in fall from bucket of boom truck crane.

"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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