August 2, 2021 • Volume 20, Issue 17 • A twice-monthly newsletter with information about workplace safety and health.
Safety Training Grants
Time is running out to apply for a Susan Harwood training grant by the August 23 deadline.
Every worker has the right to report violations of workplace safety and other laws. A new webpage consolidates all whistleblower protection laws enforced by the Department of Labor.
Power Press Safety
OSHA is seeking information on updating its mechanical power presses standard. The deadline to submit comments is October 26.
Small Business Handbook
Our revised handbook provides self-inspection checklists to identify workplace hazards and resources for small businesses.
Three employers were cited for exposing workers and residents to asbestos at a residential care facility.
Fall Protection Violations
A roofing contractor faces penalties after violating an agreement to protect its workers from fall hazards.
Machine Guarding Violations
A manufacturer was cited for willfully exposing employees to amputation dangers after a worker lost two fingers in a hydraulic press.
Read about more OSHA enforcement cases.
A Colorado court sentenced a construction company owner to jail after a worker was killed in a trench collapse.
Are you interested in a career helping to support OSHA's mission of protecting the safety and health of America's workers? We have job opportunities throughout the country.
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How does a business start a safety and health program?
A safety and health program is key to the success of a business. Businesses that are not quite ready to implement a complete safety and health program, can follow these steps. As an employer it is important to emphasize to your employees, at all levels, that you will work together to find and fix workplace hazards, provide training, identify worker concerns, inspect the workplace with employees, address emergencies and regularly discuss safety and health issues to improve the program. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can also help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.