Don't forget to post a copy of your OSHA 300-A, which summarizes your company's job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2016. The summary must be displayed each year between Feb. 1 and April 30 in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees at any time during 2016 and businesses in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from the requirements.
The Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference – better known as GOSH – is happening March 6-9 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. With more than 150 workshops and sessions, it is the largest event of its kind in the Northwest and there's still time to register.
Most ladder falls happen because workers select the wrong type of ladder for their job or they improperly set up the ladder and the ladder shifts or slips unexpectedly. Why does that happen? Here's a good example:
A worker fell eight feet and fractured two bones in his leg when his extension ladder slipped out from under him.