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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.

Warning signs play an important workplace safety role

It is probably safe to assume that most Oklahoma employees pay little attention to the safety signs scattered about their workplaces, but a great deal of research has been done into how best to warn them about hazardous conditions and machinery. The standards for safety signs are set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, but many of the warning notices at workplaces around the country are out of step with the latest best practices.

Alert issued by mine safety agency

Tractor-trailer truck drivers on Oklahoma job sites should be careful around power lines. After a tractor-trailer that was dumping gravel made contact with an overhead power line, leading to some damage but no injuries, the Mine Safety and Health Administration put out what is known as a "close call alert". This included a list of best practices for safety when working near an active power line.

Tips for keeping chemical manufacturing workers safer

Employees working at chemical manufacturing plants in Oklahoma and around the country face possible threats to their safety each workday. An accident with a hazardous chemical could result in catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. There are strategies, however, that could reduce or prevent these injuries from occurring.

Mining industry sees vast improvement in safety

Oklahoma miners and their family members are likely aware of just how dangerous the industry can be. For example, it was not uncommon for there to be several hundred fatalities every single year in the 1970s. Thanks to the work of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, however, mines have become safer and the number of fatalities have been reduced.

The HNOC classification in the workplace

Oklahoma employees who work around hazardous materials might be aware that there is a type of hazard known as a "Hazard Not Otherwise Classified." This categorization is a result of changes to the Hazard Communication Standard. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration created the category to cover classes that the agency did not adopt and that were also not covered by a Globally Harmonized System hazard category.

DOL cracks down on workplace safety

Oklahoma employees who are concerned about their workplace safety should be familiar with the solicitor's office at the United Stated Department of Labor. The office assists the DOL by using legal actions to accomplish its objectives. This may entail engaging in litigation or alternative methods to arrive at resolutions. It also includes developing standards and regulations.

Signs of workplace safety

Contractors in Oklahoma may do a variety of work on many different sites, and they may wonder about the safety of premises where they work. There may be a few indicators that suggest a site has taken safety into consideration.

Workplace scissor lift safety tips

Several Oklahoma companies require their employees to operate scissor lifts as part of their job. In one year, there were 20 investigated injuries and 10 fatalities resulting from preventable workplace scissor lift-related accidents around the country, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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