In 2012, The Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index identified the five leading causes of workplace injuries from 2010. Combined, the injuries resulting from these injuries comprised around 73 percent of all work-related injuries. South Carolina workers might be interested to learn what these top risks of an on-the-job injury are as well as ways to decreases them.
South Carolina residents may be interested to learn about new safety rules for electric utility workers recently announced by OSHA. Beginning in July, electrical lineworkers will no longer be allowed to 'free climb" -- that is, ascend towers without harnesses -- on transmission towers. With the new ban on free climbing, employers will now have to provide climbers with a harness or send them up to do work in bucket trucks.