OSHA – New Publication – Safety Through Leading Indicators

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Not everything is about Corona Virus…

OSHA actually come out with an interesting publication – safety through Leading Indicators and not lagging indicators.  In other words, being proactive, and not just doing this AFTER the person falls off the ladder.

You know what to do:

OSHA_Leading_Indicators

COVID-19 – OSHA Reporting

Do you have to report COVID-19 hospitalization to OSHA?

Short answer – yes, you have to report in-patient hospitalizations to OSHA for COVID-19.  Long answer – well, here it is from OSHA:

good bad ugly 2Recording workplace exposures to COVID-19

OSHA recordkeeping requirements at 29 CFR Part 1904 mandate covered employers record certain work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 log.

COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. However, employers are only responsible for recording cases of COVID-19 if all of the following are met:

  1. The case is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (see CDC information on persons under investigation and presumptive positive and laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19);
  2. The case is work-related, as defined by 29 CFR 1904.5; and
  3. The case involves one or more of the general recording criteria set forth in 29 CFR 1904.7 (e.g. medical treatment beyond first-aid, days away from work).

Visit OSHA’s Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements page for more information.

Corona Virus/COVID-19 – Printable Flyers

Corona Pic2Safety People

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has some nice posters/flyers that can be printed and handed out, or posted for employees and others to see.  They are in various locations on their site, so I searched and THINK I have found them all.  They are below:

 

 

CDC – Flyer – Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease

CDC – Flyer – Stop The Spread of Germs

CDC – Flyer – Stop the Spread of Germs – Spanish

CDC – Flyer – Share Facts About COVID-19

CDC – Flyer – 10 Things you can do to manage your health at home

Corona Virus Videos – CDC

Hey Everyone

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a page of videos you can use for information and training.  I could not download, so here is the link:

COVID-19 Videos on CDC Page

Additionally – they have a YouTube Channel with additional videos – Link is here:

CDC – YouTube Channel for COVID-19

Corona Virus Information – COVID-19 OSHA and CDC

Corona PicWell as the the internet likes to say, ‘That Escalated Quickly.’

Below is a grouping of resources from OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  The CDC items are very good, and even include printable posters.

I will update the site as I find more stuff.  For you in Europe or other places, feel free to comment on additional resources.

Good luck to everyone – wash those hands, clean surfaces – do the stuff listed below.  Keep doing your good work.

Click links to download files:

CDC – Guide for Safe Employee Travel

CDC – Keeping Workplaces Safe

CDC – Mitigation Strategies

CDC – Stop the Spread of Germs – English

CDC – Stop the Spread of Germs – Spanish

CDC – Symptoms of Corona Virus – Graphic

CDC – What to do if you are sick with Corona Virus – Chinese

CDC – What to do if you are sick with Corona Virus – English

CDC – What to do if you are sick with Corona Virus – Spanish

CDC – What you need to know about Corona Virus – Chinese

CDC – What you need to know about Corona Virus – Spanish

CDC – What you need to know about Corona Virus

Corona Virus – OSHA3990

Prevent Worker Exposure to Corona Virus

Residential Construction Fall Protection – Free, from OSHA!

OSHA has some great materials on working in residential construction.  Guidance in this area is necessary, as most of the materials and training out there are for larger construction sites.  OSHA is now focusing my more heavily on residential construction, so the materials below are quite necessary.

You know what to do (click):

reducing falls in residential construction – working in attics

reducing falls in residential construction – roof sheathing

reducing falls in residential construction – roof repair

reducing falls in residential construction – installing roof tiles

reducing falls in residential construction – installing roof joists and trusses

reducing falls in residential construction – installing floor joists

reducing falls in residential construction – erecting interior and exterior walls

reducing falls in residential construction- metal standing seam room