Scared of heights? Well, this information may just help you out! Ladders are used widely in the occupational sector to complete various tasks, but they present quite a few safety hazards. First and foremost, you want to select the correct ladder for the job. It needs to be the correct size and style for the task you are doing. Some important factors to keep in mind are: how high do you need to reach; how much weight will the ladder need to hold; is this an indoor or outdoor task.
OSHA’s Top 10 Violations 2018
Each year, OSHA compiles a list of the top 10 most cited violations that compliance safety and health officers see on their site visits. Machine guarding, one of the top 10 most cited, is an easily forgotten safety precaution. Machine guarding prevents employees from coming in contact with incoming nip points, rotating parts and flying chips/sparks. This can make all the difference in accident prevention related to moving machine parts.