We are pleased to share with you the following Safety Committee Newsletters on behalf of PowerForward DuPage. These articles are meant to encourage a safer work environment for all working craftsmen and women. Please click on any of the links below to view:
ArcFlash Newsletter 06/21 The Pains of Strains and Sprains
ArcFlash Newsletter 03/21 Increasing Cost of Non-Compliance
ArcFlash Newsletter 12/20 Commitment to Safety Training
ArcFlash Newsletter 09/20 Mobile Operating Work Platform Safety
ArcFlash Newsletter 06/20 Keeping It Simple During COVID-19
ArcFlash Newsletter 03/20 Laceration Injuries
ArcFlash Newsletter 12/19 Year in Review
ArcFlash Newsletter 11/17 Enforcement Guidance for Silica
ArcFlash Newsletter 03/16 OSHA Fines are on the Rise
ArcFlash Newsletter 09/15 OSHA Most Frequently Cited
ArcFlash Newsletter 05/15 National Safety Stand-Down
ArcFlash Newsletter 12/14 New OSHA Injury Report Requirements
ArcFlash Newsletter 7/14 Are you Testing Your Gloves?
ArcFlash Newsletter 3/14 Requirements for Rigger Certification
ArcFlash Newsletter 10/13 Aerial Lift Modifications and Alterations
ArcFlash Newsletter 07/13 Preventing Heat Illness
ArcFlash Newsletter 03/13 OSHA Enforcement
ArcFlash Newsletter 01/13 OSHA’s Newly Revised Hazard Communication Standard
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 43% of all non fatal injuries are the result of strains and sprains. These injuries are responsible for 28% of all lost time from injuries at the workplace. Regular Stretch and Flex Programs have shown to help reduce these numbers.
An increase in worker energy levels.
Reduced range of motion injuries.
Reduced illness rates.
Improved body mechanics and posture.
Reduced stress levels.
These are some of the benefits to a regular Stretch and Flex Programs. These programs also offer a chance to have brief safety and job site meetings. They foster better job site morale by offering fun and healthy activities at work. They increase job and safety awareness as well as improving communications and relationships between trades.
OSHA is committed to protecting the health and safety of America’s workers and workplaces during these unprecedented times. The agency will be issuing a series of industry-specific alerts designed to keep workers safe.
When working in the construction industry, the following tips can help reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus:
For more information, visit www.osha.gov/coronavirus or call 1-800-321-OSHA (6742).
On February 1, 2021 employers must post a current summary of the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred last year in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Employers are only required to post the Summary (OSHA 300 Form) — from February 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021.
The summary must list the total numbers of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2020 and were logged on the OSHA 300 form. Employment information about annual average number of employees and total hours worked during the calendar year is also required to assist in calculating incidence rates per OSHA. Companies with no recordable injuries or illnesses in 2020 must post the form with zeros on the total line. All establishment summaries must be certified by a company executive.
The form is to be displayed in a common area wherever notices to employees are usually posted. Employers must make a copy of the summary available to employees who move from worksite to worksite, such as construction workers, and employees who do not report to any fixed establishment on a regular basis. http://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/index.html
Article VI section 6.08 of the IBEW Local 701 agreement requires that accident reports must be submitted to the IBEW Local 701 / NE NECA Safety Committee. Submitting the modified OSHA 300 log (see links below) fulfills your obligation as a contractor to submit accident reports. Please note that the modified form does not substitute the original OSHA form to be posted and is provided to you to assist compliance with the 701 agreement.
We have a modified version of the OSHA 300 log for your convenience which provides confidentiality of employees by omitting names. To view and/or print this form, please click on the following link: OSHA 300 Modified Log
Please complete all highlighted fields and return it to the PowerForward DuPage office, Attention: Safety Committee via fax (630) 393-3497 or email us at info@PowerForwardDuPage.com on or before February 1, 2021 reporting calendar year 2020 (in full).
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact the LMCC/PowerForward DuPage Director, Lauren Mesich at 630.393.1701 Extension 5.