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August 2015 Archives

Workplace eyewash may cause eye infections, report says

Production and research laboratories and medical facilities in Colorado and across the country may be exposing their employees to eye infections. According to a recent Infosheet report by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the employees most at risk are those who flush their eyes at potentially contaminated workplace eyewash stations.

Amputations National Emphasis Program updated by OSHA

Many Colorado workers as well as their employers need to be aware of the updates the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued revising their policies and procedures for the implementation of the amputations National Emphasis Program. The updates include a list of businesses that have the highest number of amputations and thus that may be targeted for inspection.

OSHA sets new standards for beryllium exposure

Colorado workers that are exposed to beryllium on the job are at risk for developing a condition known as chronic beryllium disease. This debilitating illness develops in workers that inhale beryllium dust or fumes. On Aug. 6, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced new safety standards aimed at protecting the estimated 35,000 workers who are exposed to beryllium in the United States.

Safety measures to protect lone workers

Employers in Colorado have a legal obligation to provide a safe work environment for their employees, including those whose jobs require them to work alone. It is often more difficult or costly for employers to ensure the safety of lone workers because there are no other people around to help out or watch out.

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