June 12, 2012 | Barb Carr

Concerns Grow Over Deaths Due to Vehicles or Equipment Backing Over Workers

Between 2005 and 2010, more than 350 workers were killed as a result of vehicles or equipment backing up. This data has prompted OSHA to examine whether a rule is needed to regulate backing procedures on worksites.  An OSHA standard for regulating backing operations does not exist, but employers can take proactive steps to reduce the hazard.  (Read article in the June 2012 issue of National Safety Council’s “Safety + Health” magazine.)

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