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Agricultural Safety Practices

Photo: Hans Pennink/FEMA Farm work can be dangerous work. In 2012, 374 work-related fatalities occurred on farms, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which means the industry has a fatality rate significantly higher than most other industries. Additionally, approximately 167 farm workers experience lost-time injuries daily. Many farms do not fall

Hard Hat Selection & Maintenance

Workers in many professions must wear hard hats on the job. Construction workers, electricians, firefighters, welders and many others use this personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect their heads from falling or flying objects and from electrical hazards. OSHA requires that employers provide their employees with head protection when the following hazards exist: The potential for

How to Use a Personal Fall Arrest System

Fall protection violations are the most common citation issued by OSHA, and understandably so; in construction, falls account for the most worker fatalities annually. In 2012, 279 construction workers died as the result of falls. Employers are responsible for implementing a satisfactory fall protection program at any workplace where employees work at heights of six

Earthquake Safety for the Workplace

On August 24th, a magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit Napa Valley, Calif., injuring more than 100 people and causing as much as $1 billion in economic losses, according to The New York Times. This earthquake occurred in the middle of the night when the majority of area residents were in bed, but what would happen if an