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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with what is happening at OSHA as well as other workplace safety news. Includes a report on the significant OSHA citations announced the previous week. Plus we scan national and local (and world) publications for workplace safety news. This is your source for the latest safety news.


Monday, November 07, 2011

What Are People Asking OSHA?

Here are the top ten phone questions asked of OSHA, top ten emailed questions, and top ten OSHA publications.  These top ten lists are based on June 2011 activity.

The following were the top 10 safety and health topics raised in telephone calls handled by OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs:
  1. Bloodborne pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030) [Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention]
  2. Indoor air quality [Safety and Health Topics - Indoor Air Quality]
  3. Hazard communication (29 CFR 1910.1200) [Hazard Communication - Foundation of Workplace Chemical Safety]
  4. Sanitation (29 CFR 1910.141)
  5. Powered industrial trucks (29 CFR 1910.178) [Safety and Health Topics - Powered Industrial Trucks]
  6. Personal protective equipment, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.132) [Safety and Health Topics - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)]
  7. Respiratory protection (29 CFR 1910.134) [We Can Help - Repiratory Protection]
  8. Ergonomics [We Can Help - Egonomics]
  9. Medical services and first aid (29 CFR 1910.151) [We Can Help - Medical and First Aid]
  10. Guarding of floor and wall openings and holes (29 CFR 1910.23) [We Can Help - Walking/Working Surfaces]
The following were the top 10 safety and health topics raised in e-mail questions handled by OSHA's Directorate of Enforcement Programs:
  1. Indoor air quality [We Can Help - Indoor Air Quality]
  2. Sanitation (29 CFR 1910.141)
  3. Bloodborne pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030) [Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention]
  4. Personal protective equipment, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.132) [Safety and Health Topics - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)]
  5. Ergonomics [We Can Help - Egonomics]
  6. Mold [Safety and Health Topics - Mold]
  7. Hazard communication (29 CFR 1910.1200) [Hazard Communication - Foundation of Workplace Chemical Safety]
  8. Medical services and first aid (29 CFR 1910.151) [We Can Help - Medical and First Aid]
  9. Powered industrial trucks (29 CFR 1910.178) [Safety and Health Topics - Powered Industrial Trucks]
  10. Foot protection (29 CFR 1910.136) [Safety and Health Topics - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)]
The following were the 10 most frequently requested publications from OSHA:
  1. OSHA Poster (English) (OSHA Publication 3165) (also available as a 7 MB PDF)
  2. How to Plan for Workplace Emergencies and Evacuations (OSHA Publication 3088) (also available as a 251 KB PDF)
  3. Protecting Workers from Heat Stress QuickCard [PDF* - 3 MB] (OSHA Publication 3154)
  4. Construction Pocket Guide (OSHA Publication 3252) (also available as a 285 KB PDF)
  5. Distracted Driving – No Texting [PDF* - 250 KB] (OSHA Publication 3416)
  6. Personal Protective Equipment (OSHA Publication 3151) (also available as a 629 KB PDF)
  7. Construction Industry Digest (OSHA Publication 2202) (also available as a 631 KB PDF)
  8. OSHA Poster (Spanish) (OSHA Publication 3167) (also available as a 123 KB PDF)
  9. Health Effects of Heat Worksite Poster [PDF* - 2 MB] (OSHA Publication 3431)
  10. Permit-Required Confined Spaces (OSHA Publication 3214) (also available as a 20 KB PDF)
*These files are available for downloading.

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