One completed OSHA action ushered in the era of workers' right to understand, while a still pending crystalline silica rule could have international significance.
The holiday season in the United States typically is marked by fires, driving hazards, and increased fall and electrical hazards at home. What better time to focus on safety at home, at work, and on the road?
"Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span" was the theme of the 140th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association last month. One keynote speaker, Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, spoke of "a tsunami ... a tidal wave of preventable illness [that is] coming into a delivery system that we cannot afford."
The American Wind Energy Association and its allies are pleading with Congress to prevent the Production Tax Credit from expiring this year.
Sharing lab safety training curriculum among organizations to improve safety culture is the right way to improve lab safety for all concerned.
Two recent reports warn they are an increasing threat both in the United States and abroad.
General industry fall protection can be a real challenge.
The National Restaurant Association's ServSafe 6th Edition is available to help managers meet the 2011 supplement to the 2009 Food Code.
Electronic MOCs have given all affected personnel easier and more effective access to the information required to be reviewed prior to operating the process, says Mike Whitten, a speaker at next month's marcus evans 3rd Process Safety Management Conference for the Chemical, Petrochemical, & Refining Industries.
Distracted driving has dominated the headlines, but two federal agencies are cooperating to combat another safety hazard: drugged driving.
Conduct research, assess and plan, and hold people accountable. It's never too late (or too early!) to integrate a safety plan or policies into a project.
Vaccinations, travel health insurance, and knowing the location of emergency exits while at large events are among CDC's tips for U.S. travelers.
Burns and lacerations to the hands, face, and head were the most commonly reported consumer injuries in 2010, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Freeman Audio Visual's operations manager found a six-blade fan worked better for its Dallas distribution center, where the summer heat can make workers uncomfortable.
What almost all of today's top-performing safety programs have in common is that they're overcoming "human limitations" by leveraging technology and a system-based approach to safety management.
In a larger facility, it may be well worth the investment to have custodial workers trained to handle accident cleanup operations.
Driving, working outside, and even petting animals at county fairs can be dangerous activities during the summer months.
Industries continue to become more technology driven, with a heightened need for electronic components on the plant floor. Those working around energized equipment must be prepared for increased arc flash dangers.
Here's how one company transformed its culture and achieved a major milestone on its path to zero injuries.
The police force in Manchester, England hopes a direct and scary message will reduce traffic fatalities this year.