Hazard Alerts

These products are designed to spotlight workplace hazards and provide guidance and other information on how to address the hazards.

See Fatality & Injuries: Investigation Stories to find short, narrated presentations that depict real events where the investigating safety and health inspectors describe briefly what happened, how the workers were killed or injured, and how the incidents could have been prevented.

Read Fatality Bulletins to increase awareness of hazards that lead to workplace deaths.

Visit our Safety & Health topic index to find other hazard and prevention information.

Click a link below to view the Hazard Alert or Notice:

Title Type Date
"Gray Market" Kubota Tractors Hazard Alert March, 1997
A Guide to Preventing Asthma and Death When Applying Spray-on Truck-bed Liners (94 KB PDF) Hazard Alert June, 2004
Agricultural Tractor-Related Accidents Cause Seven Fatalities in Washington State (English & Spanish) (647 KB PDF) Hazard Alert January, 2011
Ambient-air Pumps and Special Air-Flow Requirements for Asbestos (707 KB PDF) Hazard Alert September, 2010
Amputations from Augers in Grain Bins (113 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin November, 2010
Anthrax Alert: Guidelines for Mail Sorters Hazard Alert November, 2001
Asbestos and Carpet: What Is the Connection? (232 KB PDF) Hazard Alert November, 2008
Asbestos Hazards in New Materials Hazard Alert January, 2001
Asbestos Safety for Real Estate Professionals (219 KB PDF) Hazard Alert July, 2010
Bark and Mulch Blower Systems Can Kill Operators (285 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin July, 2014
Bioterrorism Hazard Alert October, 2001
Carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides from forklifts and other fueled equipment can create dangerous conditions. Hazard Alert December, 1996
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Death After the Use of Explosives in a Sewer Construction Project NIOSH Hazard Alert March, 1998
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Gas Fired Cooking Units in Food Preparation Locations (100 KB PDF) Hazard Alert September, 2000
Carbon Monoxide Poisonings at Indoor Work Places (92 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin June, 2012
'Chain Shot' Can Kill! (321 KB PDF) Hazard Alert May, 2011
Combustible Dust Explosions (790 KB PDF)

Related Content:
OSHA Fact Sheet July, 2009
Corrosion on Portable Fire Extinguishers Hazard Alert February, 2001
Crowd Control Resources for Big Retail Sales Events ( 94 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin November, 2010
Damaged metal-halide lights and other high-intensity discharge lights can cause UV radiation burns (191 KB PDF) Hazard Alert December, 2007
Danger of working around hot-oil fryers (547 KB PDF) Hazard Alert December, 2013
Deadly Power-Line Contact with Cranes (274 KB PDF) Hazard Alert July, 2012
Deadly Sawmill Explosions (382 KB PDF) Hazard Alert May, 2012
Dry Cleaners: 1-bromopropane (1-BP) can seriously harm workers (724 KB PDF) Hazard Alert November, 2013
Dump Trucks in the Construction Zone (62 KB PDF) Hazard Alert May, 2007
Elevator and pressure vessel workers may be exposed to asbestos Hazard Alert November, 1997
Exposure to Mercury Vapor During the Use of Mercury Carburetor Synchronizers. NIOSH Hazard Alert June, 1999
Fatal Collapse of Bulk Materials Storage Wall (278 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin July, 2012
Fatal Hazard - Five brush pickers die in unsafe vehicle (121 KB PDF) Hazard Alert August, 2005
Fatal Hazard: Falling through skylights and roof and floor openings. (213 KB PDF) Hazard Alert March, 2005
Fatal Hazard: Granite and Marble Transport Racks (53 KB PDF) Hazard Alert November, 2004
Fatal Hazard: Hot-weather work can kill (305 KB PDF) Hazard Alert August, 2005
Fatal Hazard: Thermal Metal Spraying (59 KB PDF) Hazard Alert March, 2005
Fatal Hazard: UPDATE - Falling through skylights and roof and floor openings (213 KB PDF) Hazard Alert March, 2005
Fatal Hazards in Agriculture: Two Boys Die in Silo (62 KB PDF) Hazard Alert September, 2004
Fire Fighting Hazards During Propane Tank Fires NIOSH Hazard Alert June, 1999
Food-processing equipment amputates worker's hand and forearm (127 KB PDF) Hazard Alert November, 2007
Hard-metal workers face risks from cobalt, cadmium Hazard Alert March, 1995
Hazards to Orchard Tractor and Machinery Operators. (128 KB PDF) SHARP Hazard Alert July, 2012
Improper Use of Canned-air Products Can Cause Flash Fires and Injury. Hazard Alert June, 2008
Inadequate or Missing Guards on the Front and Rear of Trimsaws in Sawmills Can Injure or Kill Hazard Alert June, 1998
Industrial Ice-Making Systems (195 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin September, 2011
Ineffective back-up alarms on road construction vehicles (221 KB PDF) Hazard Alert December, 2007
Injuries from Produce-bagging Machinery (247KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin November, 2011
Laser Surgery Smoke Hazard (323 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin November, 2011
Lateral Supports for Open Web Steel Joists Hazard Alert March, 2001
Latex glove wearers warned that allergic reactions may result from frequent use Hazard Alert November, 1997
Leg Cut While Wearing Kevlar Safety Inserts (131 KB PDF) Hazard Alert August, 2014
Motorized rollers cause serious injuries in Washington orchards (584 KB PDF) Hazard Alert September, 2009
Portal Pack Respirator Certification Revoked Hazard Alert December, 1997
Preventing Asthma in Animal Handlers

Related Content:
NIOSH Hazard Alert January, 1998
Preventing Worker Deaths from Uncontrolled Release of Electrical, Mechanical, and Other Types of Hazardous Energy NIOSH Hazard Alert August, 1999
PVC pipe not to be used in compressed air systems Hazard Alert October, 1990
School Bus Driver Injuries from Parking Brakes (76 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin August, 2010
Silica Dust Poses Health Hazard in Stone Fabrication Industry FACE Publication May, 1998
Ski Area Worker Head Protection (helmets) (78 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin April, 2010
Skid-steer loader FACE Fatal Facts bulletin, including a one-page safety tips poster (154 KB PDF) FACE Publication March, 1998
Sodium Azide Explosion Hazard (130 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin August, 2011
Transfer Dump Trucks Can Crush Employees (329 KB PDF) Hazard Alert June, 2009
Underwater Confined Spaces Pose Serious Hazards for SCUBA Divers Hazard Alert November, 1998
What hair stylists need to know about formaldehyde in hair straightening products (134 KB PDF) Hazard Bulletin November, 2010
Working too Close to Overhead Power Lines (380 KB PDF) Hazard Alert December, 2013

Links to other hazard alert information

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