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OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels

Pushing the Envelope

OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels has been persistent in trying to tackle big issues. The proposed rule to strengthen the eight-hour reporting requirement after work-related fatalities or hospitalizations is a perfect example.

Modern tower cranes and workers wearing PPE are raising the Sagrada Familia spires ever higher.

La Sagrada's Second Century

Seeing modern tower cranes at work and scaffolding surrounding the soaring spires of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia, Antoni Gaudi's magnificent basilica, is a reminder of safety's worldwide importance and progress.

This NASA photo shows the July 8 launch of shuttle Atlantis as seen through the window of a Shuttle Training Aircraft.

Fading from View?

The International Space Station -- the world's biggest orbiting workplace and a designated national laboratory -- has continued U.S. funding through 2020, at least. With space shuttles being retired, will the public lose interest entirely?

Real knowledge and understanding do not come from raw data alone. It is the careful and skillful interpretation of data that leads to real understanding.

The Illusions of Risk Assessment

Real knowledge and understanding do not come from raw data alone. Careful and skillful interpretation of data lead to real understanding.

Roadrunner is a supercomputer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, shown in an NNSA photo.

NNSA Supercomputers Do Double Duty

From simulating space junk to mapping the spread of pandemic influenza, the world-class supercomputers owned by the three laboratories of the National Nuclear Security Administration have helped to solve a surprising list of non-defense challenges.

Pictures transcend language barriers in a way no other learning aid does, and a person can grasp their meaning almost immediately.

Visual Assets

Visual work instructions reduce comprehension time and errors, raising quality and efficiency.

Diaphragm pumps are capable of handling sticks, stones, mud, trash, and other debris up to 2 inches, or a bit larger than the size of a golf ball.

Prepare to Get Pumped Up

In the event of a flood, have the right pump on hand to handle what could be in the water.

Workers employ safe behaviors every time, not just when there is an incentive or threat of punishment.

Keep An Eye on Construction Safety

Construction falls and trench collapses might occur at any time during the year, but they typically peak during the summer.

Finding and fixing problems or hazards is the measurable heart of safety culture.

A Solution to Measure (and Improve) Safety Culture

Finding and fixing is the measurable heart of safety culture improvement.

Passive aggressive behavior is a far more subtle form of anger.

Tips for Solving Workplace Violence: Managing Rage

Passive aggressive behavior is by far the most common form of hostility in the workplace. It is a far more subtle form of anger.

About 6 million children are overweight, and that will have an effect as they age into the workforce, said Dr. Joseph Castorina, national director of occupational medicine for Concentra.

Picturing Tomorrow's Workers

Experts wonder whether the next generation of American workers will be healthy enough for the long haul. The latest diabetes estimates from CDC and new dietary guidelines from HHS and USDA are warning signs.

The Anti Sleep Pilot application calculates your fatigue level while you are behind the wheel.

EH&S Apps for All Seasons

Traffic reports, CPR guidance, chemical safety data sheets, an OSHA general industry standards guide, and many more resources are a touch away.

Chicago really is sunny and warm in June, making it a great location for a big ASSE celebration this year.

Portland and Atlanta in May, Boston and Chicago in June

This year's conference season includes many exciting stops, starting with AAOHN's national conference in Atlanta. The National Safety Congress opens in Philadelphia just in time for Halloween.

GM Indianapolis decided to approach its fire protection needs using the latest network technology.

Where Would You Like to Work?

It doesn't matter what the emergency response team or individual is called. The assigned function defines the intent, and the appropriate rules apply.

U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., is now chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee.

Meet the New Boss(es)

U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., has already changed the House Education and Labor Committee's name and its website. He brings a much different agenda than during the 111th Congress.

Trends clearly indicate consumers are increasingly factoring a broad base of green factors into their purchasing decisions.

What Color Are Your MSDSs?

You can leverage MSDS data and tools to create greener, safer products and workplaces.

Past success is not always an indicator of future safety. Situations change, times change, you change.

I RESOLVE . . . to be Safe in 2011

Let's talk about what you can do to change your behavior so you can be injury free at home, work, and anywhere in 2011.

Organizations that fail to take a scientific approach to the human-behavior element of safety are gambling with their futures.

Are You Gambling with Safety?

How can you achieve good safety leadership?

Folks who wash their hands before leaving a facility bathroom are nonetheless presented with germy door handles.

Top 5 Germiest Places in the Workplace

Fortunately, knowing what surfaces provide the greatest risk for disease transmission at work allows us to put a proactive plan in place to implement effective cleaning practices.

Using safeguarding equipment, such as light curtains, safety relays, and cable pull switches, helps to reduce risk to employees.

Improving Your Machine Safety Program

Shift the focus from avoiding negative outcomes to achieving positive results.