Seen by some as OSHA's much bigger brother, EPA waded into several big safety issues this fall.
Outcome measures helped to make this manufacturing company's workplace stretching program stick.
Many companies introduced new products and initiatives at the Oct. 26-28 expo, and while attendance was mediocre, exhibitors generally were upbeat.
A panicked reaction during one unprotected moment cost a worker his livelihood and more.
In a tough economy it may be tempting to reduce spending by purchasing lower-cost safety equipment or protective apparel, but at what price?
Downsizing doesn't have to be a train wreck, even though in today's world of Twitter and Facebook, a single employee's bad experience can have a very broad audience.
More than 10,000 personnel at McChord Air Force Base, near Tacoma, Wash., provide a fast, flexible, responsive airlift capability to DoD. Motor vehicle accidents are a special concern as the holiday season approaches.
Having well-documented information about the pre-disaster condition of your facility helps you pinpoint the spots that are at greatest risk.
Bringing new technologies to market with a goal of keeping costs where less-affluent countries can afford them, MedPro Safety Products Inc. wants to address the home health market, as well.
One of the best options for effective emergency communications is a multi-modal notification system that incorporates an institution's existing modes of communications with newer technologies, such as mobile phones.
Although BLS' preliminary total of 5,071 deaths in 2008 means the fatal injury rate for U.S. workers dropped to 3.6 per 100,000 from the previous year's 4.0, celebration may be premature: Delayed processing by state agencies may bump the totals more than in past years, BLS said.
Although only introduced in 2007, ISO 16602 is already recognized and accepted internationally. It is clear that ISO 16602 will become the common global language for expressing CPC performance.
NIOSH recommends providing both PPE and hand washing facilities in its March 2009 "Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology" guidance document.
Make sure to balance protection with comfort, fit, and style when selecting protective apparel.
The president's nominee to lead MSHA spent years advocating for stronger health protection for miners and more enforcement. The OSHA choice, Dr. David Michaels (shown here), studied the illnesses suffered by nuclear weapons industry workers and is credited with starting the program to compensate them.
A written and enforced floor safety policy and procedures guide will improve floor safety while demonstrating management's commitment to prevention. Slip-resistant footwear is part of the solution.
The ideal temperature for indoor work is to some degree subjective, but the range for what is acceptable is fairly narrow.
With rigs in use in many non-traditional areas, emergency responders and company health and safety professionals must work together.
Following these suggestions will promote productivity out of your most experienced workers while avoiding the costs of accidents and injury.
Many workers are medicated today for various ailments, but few are aware of the dangers their drugs can cause with heat stress.