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Occupations at high risk of eye injuries

Occupations at high risk of eye injuries are welders, construction workers, and those in manufacturing. According to researchers Shepherd, Barker, Scott, Hockey, Spinks, and Pitt (2006), the highest risk to an eye injury are in workplaces or occupations that use grinders. It is critical for eye protection to be used in these types of hazardous …

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Elimination and Substitution are better than Personal Protective Equipment

Elimination and Substitution are better than Personal Protective Equipment because it is a measure on the Hierarchy of Controls that physically removes the hazard.  If does effectively would remove the need for PPE. Example: A room that contains chemicals that is hazardous to workers, by removing the ability for workers to enter that space would …

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What are total disability and partial disability?

What are total disability and partial disability? Temporary total disability are benefits paid to workers injured at work and is unable to perform their regular work duties. Depending on jurisdiction, there may be some limits to how long one will receive the benefits. Such an employee is entitled to benefits until his/her return to work, …

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Businesses in Virginia fined by OSHA

The top 10 Businesses in Virginia fined by OSHA are the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (twice), T.D. Fraley & Sons, Inc., PKC Construction, Inc., Lanford Brothers Company, Inc., Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia LLC, James River Air Conditioning Co. Inc., Nestle USA, US Postal Service, Wolverine Advanced Materials, LLC (Figure 1.0). To get an overall …

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Construction and Manufacturing companies fined by OSHA

Construction and Manufacturing companies fined by OSHA in Florida, from the ten listed business, they were engaged in Construction and Manufacturing industries. Roofing Contractors (Construction) Roofing Contractors (Construction) Metal Window and Door (Manufacturing) Water and Sewer Line and Related Structures (Construction) Ship Building and Repairing (Manufacturing) Roofing Contractors (Construction) Other Communication and Energy Wire (Manufacturing) …

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Employers with top OSHA’s enforcement cases

Employers with top OSHA’s enforcement cases. OSHA compliance safety and health officers conduct inspections in different workplaces without advance notice.  This allows OSHA to see whether companies follow set safety and health regulations and standards.  When companies are noncompliance, citations are issued many with a high price tag.  The attached table lists employers with the …

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Highest penalties levied on employers in Georgia

10 highest penalties levied on employers in the state of GA by OSHA for workplace safety violations.  With one exception, these businesses are operating factories. Most of these businesses are engaged in manufacturing of some type, one factory processes peanuts.  The most surprising of the list is Riverside Military Academy which is a school and …

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Workplace safety in Georgia

Workplace safety in Georgia. In looking at the NIOSH worker health charts for the state of Georgia for the years 2003-2018 some overall patterns are consistently shown.  In both the count of cases and the rate charts the peak years were 2003-2006, in particular 2003 and 2005.  Both sets of graphs reveal a steady decline …

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Underreporting of injuries common in construction

Underreporting of injuries common in construction. National surveys like SOII may underreport report injuries because workers may not report the truth about their injuries. One example is firefighters or military workers. First responders and military workers find it hard to be benched from duty. Employees can be benched due to any injury and workers may …

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