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March 2018 Archives

The top causes of commercial truck crashes

Considering that millions of commercial trucks travel throughout South Carolina and across the U.S., it's not surprising that some are involved in roadway accidents. In fact, the rate of commercial truck crashes has risen by 20 percent over the past decade. For this reason, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has teamed up with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to study the cause of truck accidents.

USITT and IATSE renew partership with OSHA

OSHA regularly enters into alliances with trade groups, labor unions and other organizations to help them learn more about their rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Both employees and employers in South Carolina and elsewhere may benefit from taking part in the Alliance Program. Recently, OSHA renewed its alliance with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) and the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).

Anchor points help prevent workplace injuries

South Carolina employees who work from high locations at construction zones, industrial sites and other workplaces are at an increased risk of fall injuries. In order to improve workplace safety, a strong fall prevention and arrest system is necessary to keep workers supported in case of a slip or accident.

The signs and symptoms of soft tissue injuries

When an individual strains a muscle or pulls a tendon, it is considered to be a soft tissue injury. South Carolina residents and others are most likely to sustain such injuries in a car crash. Soft tissue injuries are generally difficult to diagnose with an X-ray, so it may be hours or days before a person realizes that anything is wrong. Common symptoms of a soft tissue injury include pain, swelling and bleeding.

Five hazards in tree care the subject of OSHA document

Tree care employers and employees in South Carolina may be aware that OSHA has no single safety standard for their industry. This is unfortunate because tree care is considered one of the most hazardous industries out there. Though a stakeholder meeting in 2016 pushed to have a proposal for tree care rulemaking back on the Regulatory Agenda (it was removed once due to insufficient resources), OSHA has not taken further action.

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