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Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration

As you prepare your calendar for the coming year, we hope that you will include the 40th Annual Tennessee Safety & Health Congress in your plans for July 30 - August 2, 2017.
Since 1977, the Congress has been a joint venture between the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).  The Congress offers a series of educational seminars to help employers and employees improve workplace safety and health, learn more about the latest trends, equipment, best practices, and network with peers.

More information is available at https://www.tnsafetycongress.org/.

Now that summer is in full swing here in Tennessee, it is crucial for employers to recognize the dangers of heat stress. Employers should establish a complete heat illness prevention program.  This includes:

  • providing workers with water, rest and shade
  • gradually increasing workloads
  • allowing more frequent breaks for new workers or workers who have been away for a week or more (This builds a tolerance for working in the heat or acclimatization.)
  • modifying work schedules as necessary
  • planning for emergencies
  • training workers about the symptoms of heat-related illnesses and their prevention
  • monitoring workers for signs of illness. (Some of the heat disorders/health effects that are possible from heat overexposure are heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, rashes, and fatigue.)

For more information visit https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/index.html.


  • Compliance

    Tennessee OSHA improves occupational safety and health through enforcement of the general industry, construction and agricultural occupational safety and health standards in workplaces.

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  • Consultative Services

    We assist employers in achieving a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. Reduce workplace injuries and illnesses, reduce costs, and increase profits without the worry of citations or monetary penalties. This no-cost service is designed to assist employers in developing or enhancing safety and health management systems.

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  • Training & Education

    TOSHA Training Services assist employers, employees, and their representatives in reducing safety and health hazards in their workplaces and in complying with the requirements of Tennessee OSHA standards and regulations. Join us in our effort of reducing safety and health hazards in your workplace.

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  • Fatality, Hospitalization, & Amputation Reporting

    Employers are required by law to report all workplace fatalities within EIGHT hours of occurrence. All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye must be reported within 24 hours.

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  • File a Safety Complaint

    You have the right to file a complaint and request an inspection if you believe a safety and health hazard exists.

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  • Recognition Programs

    Safety is important; it deserves some recognition.

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  • Search Establishment Inspections

    View a company’s inspection history, safety standards violations, or penalties assessed by TOSHA here.

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  • Attend the Safety Congress Expo

    Engage yourself in safety and health and discuss topics of mutual concern that affect working men and women. Join us July 30 - August 2, 2017.

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  • TOSHA Offices

    Visit a local TOSHA office to discuss safety programs or consultation that can elevate your workplace's safety and heath.

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