Striving for Workplace Safety
Check back soon for more information regarding our upcoming safety session.
With the support and funding of AgHealth Central States, Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) and the Public Welfare Foundation, USMWF has been able to gain awareness to work related incidents and created a presentation regarding Grain Safety. This grain presentation highlights agriculture incidents that forever impacted families across the U.S. due to agriculture incidents. We invite you to review and share this educational tool.
Learn more by reviewing the educational presentations and printable fliers to share with co-worker, friends and family members below:
August 2020- Lessons Learned from Workplace Fatalities: by Steve Sallman Assistant Director of United Steelworkers (USW) in the Health, Safety & Environmental Department in Pittsburgh, PA.
Click Here to Watch the August 25, 2020 Conference;
PREVIOUS POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS:
April 28, 2022 Conference:
What to Expect in OSHA Inspection?: Joe Green Andover, MA OSHA Office;
COVID19 in the Workplace and Workers' Rights: by James Dark;
BEAT THE HEAT
It is that time of year to be aware of the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses. Do not become a victim to the hazardous heat this summer.
Important Resources discussed:
Heat-Related Illnesses and First Aid-
Several heat-related illnesses can affect workers. Some of the symptoms are non-specific. This means that when a worker is performing physical labor in a warm environment, any unusual symptom can be a sign of overheating.
Heat-Related Illness Symptoms and Signs
Rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown)
When in doubt, cool the worker and call 911.
See below for further first aid recommendations.
First AidOSHA’s Medical Services and First Aid standard and the Medical Service and First Aid in Construction require the ready availability of first aid personnel and equipment. First aid for heat-related illness involves the following principles:
Workers who are new to working in warm environments are at increased risk of heat-related illness. See the Protecting New Workers section of this website for more details. Especially during a worker's first few days, absolutely all symptoms should be taken seriously. Workers who develop symptoms should be allowed to stop working. They should receive evaluation for possible heat-related illness.
NIOSH Heat Safety Tool Smartphone App