• 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

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.

3/1/2016 KS: Aaron Pfannenstiel and James Lee Jacobs killed in trench collapse.

3/3/2016 FL: Pablo Pedraza drowned when lawn mower fell into lake.

3/9/2016 TN: Leonardo Salaza killed in fall down elevator shaft.

3/12/2016 CA: Ernesto Hurtado and Osvaldo Ceron-Sevilla electrocuted by power line while pollinating palm trees.

3/12/2016 IN: Joseph Klein fatally shot during store robbery.

3/16/2016 NE: Jason Weston killed after becoming entangled in grain bin auger.

3/19/2016 IA: Arturo Castor-Cavanzon asphyxiated in oxygen deficient atmosphere of storage tank.

3/22/2016 GA: Carolyn Robinson-Mangham died after becoming trapped inside walk-in freezer.

3/23/2016 IN: Robert Samples fatally crushed by scrap metal bailer.

3/29/2016 NJ: Clifford Michael LeMay killed in fall from roof.

"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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