Cooking and heating are the leading causes of home fires and fire injuries, and November and December are peak months for fire-related deaths. With the holidays right around the corner and the weather getting colder, now is the perfect time to review and practice fire safety.
Effective controls protect workers from workplace hazards; help avoid injuries, illnesses, and incidents; minimize or eliminate safety and health risks; and help employers provide workers with safe and healthful working conditions.
Here are the top 10, released at the National Safety Council’s 2019 Congress, along with how many violations (from Oct. 1, 2018 to Aug. 15, 2019), the most affected industries and what OSHA inspectors are seeing other companies doing wrong:
Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States. Each year, about 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work. Over 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to chemicals, some of which are harmful to the ear (ototoxic) and hazardous to hearing. In addition to damaging workers’ quality of life, occupational hearing loss carries a high economic price to society.
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