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October 14, 2021
For the 6th time in 7 years, federal inspectors find Illinois contractor putting construction workers at risk of industry’s deadliest hazard
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Check the driving records of all employees who drive for work purposes.
Do not enter onto or below bridged grain or when grain is built up on sides.
Do not walk on or “down” the grain to make it flow.
Always maintain a 3-point contact when climbing a ladder.
Find an authorized trainer and avoid fraud.
Safety training is important for workers of all ages.
Never overload a forklift.
Lift with your legs, not your back.
Properly store personal protective equipment to prevent damage.
Identify opportunities to get vaccinated.
Wear protective equipment when handling pesticides.
Train young workers on agricultural hazards.
Test the air within a bin or silo prior to entry.
Share your thoughts on how to improve OSHA's whistleblower program.
After handling pesticides, clean your hands and change clothes before heading home.
Train commercial dive teams on lockout/tagout procedures.
Conduct a pre-dive inspection with remotely-operated vehicles.
Use self-inspections as a starting point for identifying hazards.
Know and calculate water forces that can trap divers.
Review, practice and adjust your emergency plan.
You have the right to speak up for a safe workplace without retaliation.
Don't wait, plan ahead for extreme weather events.
Vaccines are the optimal step to protect against COVID-19.
Employers should modify work schedules during heat.
QuickTakes is now available in Spanish.
Join the Construction Suicide Prevention Stand-Down Sept. 6-10.
Allow new and returning workers to gradually increase work as they acclimatize to heat.
Use generators in well-ventilated areas.
If someone shows signs of heat illness, get medical attention and cool them down quickly.
You have the right to speak up about hazards without retaliation.
Help workers acclimatize to prevent heat illness.
Only use gas/diesel-powered generators outdoors.
Assume downed power lines are energized.
Act quickly if you recognize the signs of heat illness.
Visit OSHA's Flood Response & Recovery webpage to keep workers safe.
You have the right to be treated equally.
Find out more about how to file a complaint.
You have the right to request an OSHA inspection.
It is illegal to retaliate against a worker who complains to OSHA.
Change your face covering if it gets wet or dirty.
You have the right to be trained in a language you understand.
Find resources specifically designed for small businesses.
Report each COVID-19 worker fatality to OSHA within 8 hours.
Wear a hat and dress for the heat.
You have the right to a safe and healthful workplace.
Download OSHA's recommended practices for safety and health programs.
It is illegal to be fired or threatened for reporting a safety issue.
Worker participation is a core element of a safety and health program.
On day 1, work no more than 20% of a shift at full intensity in the heat.
You have the right to be paid properly.
Prevent workplace injuries and illnesses by implementing a safety and health program.
The updated Small Business Handbook is now available.
OSHA is hiring industrial hygienists. Apply now!
Learn about your rights this National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.
Monitor yourself and others for signs of heat illness.
You have the right to report an unsafe workplace.
Acclimatize to heat by following the 20% per day rule.
At-risk workers should follow COVID-19 recommended precautions and policies.
Maintain the COVID-19 log as though it is a confidential medical record.
Take advantage of your employer's opportunities to get vaccinated.
Limit the number of unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk workers in one place at any time.
Nonprofits can apply for $21M in training grants to improve worker safety and health.
Ease into work until you are used to the heat.
Grant funds of $11.8M to develop workplace training and educational materials are here.
Ask your employer about paid leave, if necessary, to get vaccinated.
You have an opportunity to develop training that can impact workers.
Apply for $10M to prevent work-related infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
Determine if the COVID-19 Healthcare ETS applies to your workplace(s).
Know how to protect yourself during flood cleanup.
When storm-related power outages occur, never use portable generators indoors.
Wear protective gloves when working in contaminated floodwaters.
Find resources for hurricane preparedness and response.
Act quickly if you see signs of heat illness.
Take breaks in a shady or cool location.
Heat illness can affect workers indoors or outdoors.
Take rest breaks to recover from heat.
Drink cool water even if you are not thirsty, every 20 minutes.
$21M is available in training grants. Apply now!
Employers must use engineering controls to limit worker exposure to silica during fracking.