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A Timeline of American Employee Rights

September 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Inc. Magazine did an excellent article on the history of the workplace you can read by clicking here.

OSHA’s Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

Heat illness can be deadly. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. These illnesses and deaths are preventable.

This webpage is part of OSHA’s nationwide outreach campaign to raise awareness among workers and employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather. The educational resources on this website give workers and employers information about heat illnesses and how to prevent them. There are also training tools for employers to use and posters to display at their worksites. Many of the new resources target vulnerable workers with limited reading skills or who do not speak English as a first language. OSHA will continue to add information and tools to this page throughout the summer.

Categories: OSHA, Safety & Health

Department of Labor Web Tool Helps Employers Understand OSHA Recordkeeping

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new Web tool to help employers understand their responsibilities to report and record work-related injuries and illnesses under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. 

The OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor helps employers and others responsible for organizational safety and health quickly determine whether an injury or illness is work-related; whether a work-related injury or illness needs to be recorded; and which provisions of the regulations apply when recording a work-related injury or illness.  To help employers in making these determinations, the OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor relies on their responses to a series of pre-set questions. 

You may access the OSHA Recordkeeping Advisor from the DOL web site at:

Categories: OSHA, Safety & Health

Beat the HEAT

The DOL issued a press release which provides plenty of sound advice “If you’re working outdoors, you’re at risk for heat-related illnesses that can cause serious medical problems and even death,” said Secretary Solis at stops in Anaheim, Calif.; Tucson, Ariz., and Las Vegas, Nev. “But heat illness can be prevented. This Labor Department campaign will reach across the country with a very simple message – water, rest and shade.” Each year, thousands of outdoor workers experience heat illness, which often manifests as heat exhaustion. If not quickly addressed, heat exhaustion can become heat stroke, which killed more than 30 workers last year. Heat can be a real danger for workers in jobs ranging from agriculture and landscaping to construction, road repair, airport baggage handling and even car sales. OSHA has developed heat illness educational materials in English and Spanish, as well as a curriculum to be used for workplace training.

Categories: OSHA, Safety & Health