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OSHA Meetings on Preventing Back-over Fatalities


On December 17, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revealed it was holding five informal meetings, on how to prevent injuries and fatalities from vehicle backovers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 79 workers lost their lives in 2011 when backing or mobile machines pinned and crushed them against an object or ran over them while in reverse. 

At the end of March, OSHA submitted a Request for Information in the Federal Register on backover dangers in the workplace. Individuals and companies that reviewed the federal agency's petition and responded by providing OSHA with solutions on preventing accidents and deaths from these types of equipment. The meetings that have and will take place is going to offer employers, safety professionals and workers on how the OSHA can address backover risks.

OSHA does have a page on its website about how to reduce backover injuries and fatalities. On it, there are tips such as wearing a safety vest. But, for a more extensive overlook on backover deaths, you should attend these meetings if you have the opportunity to do so. It is sure to shed light on what your company can do to keep all personnel safe while on the job.

OSHA Regulations Having Positive Impact

Despite the costs associated with regulatory compliance, researchers for the national academic journal, Science, found that occupational safety conditions in California have been improving in recent years.According a paper published May 17, because of the federally-mandated inspections conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), claims for injuries originating from the California industrial sector [...]

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Chemical Dangers at the Workplace

Although undoubtedly handy, cleaners that contain chemicals such as ammonia and bleach can be harmful if not handled properly. That is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that as a business owner, you recognize these potential dangers and train your employees how to use them accordingly. These products can be found in [...]

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Improve Safety - Report Near Misses

NEAR MISSESWe have all probably had them at one time or another: a “near miss”, “close call”, or “near collision”! Whatever term we use, it is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness or damage, but had the potential to do so. Economical, political and regulatory arenas have created the need for Environmental Health [...]

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New Web Design

Thank you for visiting our new website.  As you can see we have rebuilt and improved the website with a complete restoration.  The new site offers faster searches, better navigation, and also an online order account system.   We also still have the old site tucked away at www.tasco-safety.us.  if anyone would prefer to use the older version. [...]

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Your first blog post!

Welcome to your blog! A blog is a great place to share details on your products, business and whatever else you think your shoppers might like to hear from you. You can include photos in your blog posts and even videos. For ideas and inspiration on how to structure your blog, take a look [...]

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