Over the past decade, the scaffolding standard has been a mainstay on OSHA’s annual “Top 10” list of most frequently cited violations. Experts say training and a small financial investment are the easiest path to compliance.
Workplace safety committees don't just help identify hazards – they also serve as a launching pad for new initiatives. "Maybe you're not the decision-maker, but you might have a great idea, and you might be able to bring it to the table," one expert says.
During the summer months, outdoor workers are at heightened risk of heat-related illnesses, ranging from mild heat rash to potentially deadly heatstroke. “It’s not like you just provide them water and that solves the problem,” one expert says. “It starts with an effective plan.”