"Overall, our mission is to make New Jersey that healthy state and a model for the nation. We believe that now is the time, and the institute is the place, to build a culture of health in our society," says Peter Gillies, Ph.D., founding director of the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health.
Incidents involving floor contaminants (wet or dry) aren’t isolated to entrances or production areas.
The primary objective of outerwear in cold weather is to provide warmth. However, many sub-zero temperature industrial workplaces also have the potential for exposure to electric arc or a flash fire event.
Subpart AA of 29 CFR 1926 will help to prevent construction workers from being hurt or killed by eliminating and isolating hazards in confined spaces at construction sites.
With retailers busily advertising drones as a hot gift idea, the agency is urging consumers to make it a stocking stuffer this year.
When an amazing safety-first culture exists, the result is a waiting list of employees wanting to be on the emergency response team.
Electricity is one of the most common causes of fires and thermal burns in homes and workplaces.
Leaders can help build a more mindful workforce.
The amount of exposure to individuals can depend upon work practices, ventilation, and location. Will the work be done in wide open areas, inside a building adjacent to other work processes and people, or potentially even in a confined space?
Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning chemicals are likely to be found throughout the facility. It is important to know the particular brands and styles that are being used to verify that proper precautions are being taken.
Wear trials can help guide you in selecting the right fabric by providing a more comprehensive evaluation of important factors such as performance, comfort, and applicability.
Successful organizations concentrate on a few specific precautions identified by data that will focus efforts to prevent injuries and incidents.
The July 2013 derailment in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, of a crude oil train triggered many federal actions in Canada and the United States as crude oil shipments by rail skyrocketed.
The agency cited St. John Cemetery Corp. for five violations, two classified as willful, after a worker was partially engulfed in May 2015 while in a grave opening.
Indiana is the only other state that has amended AFCIs out of its building code, but a similar measure is currently pending in North Carolina, Jeffrey Sargent reported in the November/December NFPA Journal.
The most recent hurricane to make landfall in Florida was Wilma on Oct. 24, 2005, and it was also the last major hurricane to make landfall in the United States, according to weather.com.
L&I assessed one willful violation and the maximum $70,000 fine for knowingly and intentionally not following safe work practices for the control of hazards when shutting down the flare, as well as a serious violation and $7,000 fine for giving workers the incorrect procedure for shutting down the flare.
The citations were issued for fall protection violations and failing to provide protective eyewear to workers using a pneumatic nail gun.
They are linked to an E. coli outbreak at Costco but are an ingredient in several companies' products, according to FDA.
Ohio Gasket & Shim Company, an Akron, Ohio, metal stamping company, has been cited for one willful violation and 12 serious safety violations.