6 Key Hazards Most Often Related to Cranes and Derricks on Construction Sites

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule that clarifies certain requirements for crane operators and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the equipment.

OSHA Trade Release: U.S. Department of Labor Updates National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation Safety


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities.

OSHA’s NEP will increase education and enforcement efforts.

Do You Know How to Lift and Carry Safely?

Lifting and carrying are power jobs that require special care and training to prevent back injuries. Back injuries accounted for 177,580 of the total 905,690 injuries in the private sector in 2012, according to Injury Facts 2015. Back injuries can be difficult to treat and may result in lengthy and expensive rehabilitation.

Whether lifting at home or at work, make an effort to take special care of your back.

Safe & Sound Week: August 13th – 19th 2018

Safe & Sound Week for 2018 is this week, August 13th – 19th. This national event is all about raising awareness and understanding of workplace safety and health programs and discovering what can be done to make everyone safer on the job by participating in activities focused on management leadership, worker participation and finding and fixing hazards in the workplace.

Want to get involved? It all starts with making a commitment to safety and health.

For more information on the campaign, visit OSHA’s Safe & Sound page and follow AssuredPartners Colorado on Social Media for pointers on implementing all the components of the campaign into your workplace.