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June 2017 Archives

Many workers not trained to handle cardiac emergencies

According to a report from the American Heart Association, many Oklahoma workers may not be properly prepared to deal with workplace cardiac emergencies due to a lack of CPR and first aid training. This is significant because there are an estimated 10,000 cardiac arrests every single year in workplaces across the nation.

OSHA announced another delay to crane certification enforcement

An OSHA announcement has consequences for some Oklahoma construction companies and workers. OSHA put forth a certification requirement for crane operators in 2010 but then received two consecutive three-year extensions for the enforcement of this requirement. The most recent extension is the third in this series, giving OSHA until November 2018 to oversee the crane certification requirement and enforce compliance.

Inexperience could be hazardous in coal mines

For Oklahoma miners, a lack of training and a lack of experience can lead to serious injuries or death. According to a division of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, six of seven coal miners who have died in 2017 were at their current workplaces for less than a year. Furthermore, five of those workers had less than a year of experience in their current roles at the time of their death.

Employees at Telsa plants fainting on the job

As Tesla is set to commence mass production of its first electric vehicle, the $35,000 Model 3, Oklahoma residents may have heard about employees at the California car factory suffering fainting spells on the job. As a result, many of the company's workers have had to go to the hospital for treatment.

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