Compliance

New NSAA Freestyle Terrain Park Safety Signs

New NSAA Freestyle Terrain Park Safety Signs

Keep your skiers and riders safe while they enjoy your freestyle terrain parks. The National Ski Area Association (NSAA) has just released updated Freestyle Terrain Park Safety Signs, including educational “Park Smart” Signs and Terrain Park Entrance Signs.

Scaffold Safety

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Construction is a dangerous business, as shown year after year in the fatality and injury data. For instance, in 2010, construction workers accounted for 7% of U.S. workers, but 17% of workplace fatalities, and they were also at higher risk for illness and injury according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. A specific danger in the construction industry is the use of scaffolding.

Fracking Hazards

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Use of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing, has been on the rise in the last decade. Although it’s not technically a new process, its use has increased recently due to more horizontal well development – OSHA’s current estimate is that 35,000 wells are fracked each year.

OSHA Updates Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule

OSHA Updates the Reporting and Recordkeeping Rule for 2015 - Stonehouse Signs

2015 is going to be a busy year for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.)After months of debate, planning and preparation, OSHA’s updates to the Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule officially went into effect as of January 1, 2015. The updates to regulation 29 CFR 1904 were announced September 11, 2014, and include two key changes, according to the Fact Sheet provided by the federal agency. 

Court Rules Wet Floor Sign A Safety Device

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The New Mexico Supreme Court recently ruled that a safety sign can be considered a “Safety Device,” and that companies are responsible for their proper use by workers to encourage worker safety.

Workplace Illness & Injury Rates Drop Again

Stonehouse Signs Workplace Illness & Injury Rates Drop Again

The focus on workplace safety has paid off – The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that for over a decade, the private industry workplace illness and injury rate has declined (with the exception of 2012, where the rate stayed the same as the prior year.) BLS reports that just over 3 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private sector employees for 2013.

Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries

Stonehouse Signs Safety First Sign Lift With Your Legs Not Your Back

In general, workplaces are safer now than ever before, after a decades-long decrease to the illness and injury rate as recently reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.) And while this news is encouraging, there is still room for improvement.

Occupational Noise & Hearing Protection

Stonehouse Signs - Caution Ear Protection Required Bilingual Safety Sign

Occupational noise exposure is one of the most prevalent and persistent occupational health concerns in the last three decades, according to the United States Department of Labor. The department estimates that each year, 30 million workers in the U.S. are exposed to hazardous occupational noise, and that since 2004 almost 125,000 workers have permanent hearing loss due to workplace exposure.

OSHA Releases New Report on Worker Injury Costs

Stonehouse Signs OSHA Releases New Report on Worker Injury Costs

OSHA has released a new report on worker injuries, which overviews recent workplace trends the agency finds worrisome. The report also outlines the financial burden placed on individuals and taxpayers when a worker is injured on the job.  

OSHA Issues Confined Space Rule for Construction Industry

Stonehouse Signs Danger Confined Space Enter By Permit Only Sign

On May 4, 2015, OSHA issued its Final Rule for Confined Spaces in Construction. The new rule, which takes effect August 3, 2015, means changes in the confined space requirements for construction industries, including those that work on buildings, highways, utility lines and more.

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