Category Archives: OSHA

With OSHA whistleblower cases on the rise, are the whistleblowers themselves at risk?

According to NBC Bay Area news, OSHA whistleblowers are not being given the guaranteed protections by The Federal Whistleblower Protection Program, run by OSHA. The Whistleblower Protection Program, according to LAW360, covers 22 federal statutes, and a mix of different transportation, … Continue reading

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California targets roofers in newest safety initiative

According to the Central Valley Business Times (CVBT), a new initiative has been started by OSHA and the state of California. This safety awareness campaign, also supported by the California Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF), is targeting workers in the roofing … Continue reading

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Silicosis still a problem for construction workers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prolonged and persistent exposure to crystalline silica, a basic form of soil, sand, granite, or other materials, can cause silicosis, kidney disease and lung cancer. Silicosis, a fatal disease of the lungs, … Continue reading

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First new batch of courses for 2015!

Mastery is starting off 2015 with a new batch of Video On Demand courses, Partner courses, and Partner activities! The new Video On Demand courses include: RCRA Training For Hazardous Waste Generators Safe Lifting Process Safety Management Subtle Sexual Harassment: … Continue reading

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OSHA says lack of fall protection led to worker death

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that an Illinois roofing company’s failure to comply with fall protection laws led to the death of a worker. OSHA cited the business for one willful and four serious … Continue reading

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New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect on New Year’s Day

Last September, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the adoption of stricter rules for reporting workplace injuries. After months of talks with industry representatives, those new rules will officially go into effect on January 1, and will increase … Continue reading

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There is a such thing as being too cold!

Is it really possible for a person to be “too cold”? Yes! Based on where you are in the country, extreme cold weather conditions can vary. Being in a cold environment forces the body to work twice and sometimes three times … Continue reading

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Be Prepared: Working In Cold Weather

Did you know every year on an average there are over 5,870,000 vehicle crashes, with about 23% of the crashes being weather-related? As the seasons change, Mastery Technologies wants to help you ensure the safety of those working or driving under … Continue reading

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OSHA cracking down on residential construction industry after spike in fatal falls

The number of fatal falls in the American construction industry is on the rise, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The statistics are troubling. Last year, 190 residential construction workers died on-the-job, a 23 percent increase over … Continue reading

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OSHA: Falls are leading cause of death in construction industry

More construction industry employees die from falling than from any other work-related hazard, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The federal agency is currently running a nationwide safety campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of falls … Continue reading

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