Utility linemen face a variety of on-the-job hazards. From high-voltage contact and confined spaces to working at height and exposure to inclement weather, what’s being done to promote a culture of safety within the industry?
Safety professionals, government agencies and researchers rely on injury and illness data to understand how workers are getting hurt, and to determine where to direct prevention efforts. But is that data accurate?
Washington – OSHA lacks a “credible deterrent” to ensure chemical facilities operate safely, and an update to the agency’s Process Safety Management Standard is years away, OSHA administrator David Michaels said during a Senate committee hearing Dec. 11.