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In addition to the networking benefits available to all IEC members, we provide a wealth of information and resources that help our members access the information they need to succeed, including:
Every October, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration releases a preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year, compiled from nearly 32,000 inspections of workplaces by federal OSHA staff.
One remarkable thing about the list is that it rarely changes. Year after year, our inspectors see thousands of the same on-the-job hazards, any one of which could result in a fatality or severe injury.
More than 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, and approximately 3 million are injured, despite the fact that by law, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their workers. If all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline.
Consider this list a starting point for workplace safety:
- Fall protection
- Hazard communication
- Respiratory protection
- Powered industrial trucks
- Machine guarding
- Electrical wiring
- Electrical, general requirements
Partners in Safety
Chesapeake Safety Council
The Chesapeake Region Safety Council is a private, non-profit, non-governmental public service organization whose mission is to provide the safety training and education that will reduce disabling injury and save lives. www.chesapeakesc.org
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH)
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) works to improve the safety and health of Maryland’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. MOSH, with the assistance of the MOSH Advisory Board, develops and proposes rules and regulations designed to prevent accidents and occupational diseases in every occupation or place of employment in Maryland. www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/mosh/
Miss Utility of Virginia
Also known as Virginia Utility Protection Service (VUPS), this non-profit organization is a valuable resource for jobsites requiring surveying and digging in Virginia. Call 811 in Virginia before you dig; it’s the law. www.missutilityofvirginia.com
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. www.osha.gov
OSHA District of Columbia
OSHA West Virginia
Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH)
The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program is the Commonwealth’s counterpart to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The VOSH Program is responsible for enforcing occupational safety and health laws and regulations in the private and public sectors and also provides free consultative, outreach and training services to encourage and provide assistance to Virginia’s employers to enhance safety and health protections for their employees. www.doli.virginia.gov/vosh_enforcement/vosh_enforcement_intro.html
To register for one of our workplace safety training classes, contact us at (301) 621-9545 or toll free at (800) 470-3013 or fill in the form on our Contact Us page.
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