“Safety First!”: This Online Group Is Dedicated To The Dumbest Work Safety Examples, Here Are 50 Of The Worst (New Pics)
What happens when people start to pretend they’re immortal? Not just any people, but those who work in potentially dangerous or even hazardous circumstances. Think of construction workers, crane operators, bridge painters… disregarding the most basic health and safety regulations. Or maybe, even worse, having to work under such conditions due to their apathetic employers.
Nothing good comes out of this, let me tell you. The legendary subreddit OSHA has set out on a mission to educate people about staying safe at work by showing what incidents lurk around the corner. It also has a touch of humor, so it’s not all that serious, but one thing is clear: “Safety First!” people!
New Job. The Guy Showing Me What To Do Climbs Into A 2500 Gallon Mixer To Clean It
There's no lock out tag out and nothing about the confined space. I told him they can fire me if they expect me to climb in there
I Used To Work At An Auto Shop, This Was One Of The Lifts For Vehicles
Every employer’s duty is to provide a work environment for its employees that’s up to date and in compliance with state and local regulations. That means that most often, employers and HR rely upon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue guidance. Another important source of rules and guidance for companies is the ones issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and any of its state divisions, like Cal/OSHA.
Every year, OSHA unveils the Top 10 OSHA violations. The most recent list was announced on Oct. 12, 2021 during the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo event in Orlando, Florida, and unsurprisingly, this list hardly changes. This may feel like a broken record that keeps on playing, but it’s still vital to proactively identify hazards and train employees to work safely and minimize risks at all times.
Come With Me, And You'll Be, In A World Of OSHA Violations
By Counting The Rings You Can Determine This Tire Is Too Old
For the mind-blowing 11th year in a row, Fall Protection – General Requirements maintained its No. 1 position. Fall Protection, 1926.501 has been the number one most cited violation for years even though the fall protection standard is designed to prevent falls. According to statistics, it accounts for just about 40 percent of deaths in the construction industry. This suggests that the majority of fall accidents happen on residential work sites.
To prevent fall injuries and fatalities, it is critical that employers supply their workers with guardrail systems, safety net systems or personal fall arrest systems when working at heights. In addition to just providing proper fall protection, the employer is also responsible for ensuring that all employees are trained on how to properly use fall protection and know when to use it.
When You're The New Guy And There's Not Enough Room In The Truck
As for OSHA’s top 10 list, the notable changes in 2021 included Hazard Communication (No. 5) falling three spots from its 2020 ranking of No. 2; Ladders (No. 3) rising two spots from No. 5 in 2020; and Powered Industrial Trucks (No. 9) falling two spots from No. 7 the previous year.
The deputy director of OSHA'S Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, urges employers and workers to review this list of violations and assess their own workplace. “Employers need to make sure their employees are protected. The Top 10 tells us what OSHA is finding over and over again on a routine basis. Employers, use the list as a tool to assess your own workplace,” Kapust said.