A safety culture expands beyond the confines of physical walls and core hours. To effectively manage ever-evolving regulatory requirements, increasingly flexible work arrangements, and rapidly changing business demands, modern-day safety programs must be as adaptable as the individuals who maintain them.
Safety managers can make safety training more effective by supplementing formal training methods with microlearning.
American employees who have full-time jobs spend an average of 9.2 hours per day working and a lot of that time is spent sitting down.
Recent studies on a handful of running research finds suggests that people who run, even just once a week or month, have a 27 percent lower risk of premature death.
If you didn’t know, OSHA is working to help protect employees who are exposed to ionizing radiation as an effect of their job environments. Check out the OSHA ionizing radiation page for information on radiation standards, health effects, and control and prevention methods.
As fall transitions into winter, people are at a higher risk for seasonal affective disorder. If you are one of thousands of people struggling with seasonal depression, here are ways to get out of your slump.
Last week, a drain pipe company owner was convicted of manslaughter in relation to a 2016 trench collapse that killed two workers. The Boston Herald says this serves as a reminder of employer responsibility for worker safety.
In the quest to ensure a healthier, safer and more productive work environment, lighting innovations can be a central factor. The advent of flicker-free LED lighting offers a promising alternative to fluorescent, incandescent and early-generation LED lighting, even as it significantly reduces maintenance costs.
Even though Americans gained an hour of sleep this past weekend, workers are still urged to prioritize sleep—especially because driving drowsy is comparable to driving intoxicated.
Transitioning from relaxed summer days to the longer, weather-prone days of fall can be challenging for an unprepared workforce. Below are a few seasonal safety tips for a successful fall all companies can follow.
An update to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act sponsored by a Democrat could make changes in how pregnant workers are accommodated in the workplace. It’s gaining much Democratic support, but many Republicans are still reluctant.
OSHA fines Lycoming County meat processing business after an employee died on site.
In the world of flame resistant (FR) work wear, there are two key categories to choose from: garments made from “inherent” FR fabric and those made with “treated” FR fabric. While both offer code-compliant protection from workplace hazards like arc flash and flash fire, there are critical differences between them — particularly over the lifespan of the garment.
Stopping workplace violence is a high priority for anyone filling a supervisory position in their organization. Unfortunately, there are several commonly held myths about effective strategies for doing so.
As a number of wildfires burn in California, OSHA reminds employers to be mindful of air quality regulations and protect employees from unhealthy wildfire smoke.
Last week, a worker was killed by an elevator after reportedly dropping his phone. An investigation is ongoing.
While a new vaccine for TB might not see the market for another couple years, researchers are very optimistic it could be hugely helpful in treating TB worldwide.
Detailed recordkeeping is an essential aspect of any compliant training program. In addition to simplifying tracking, documenting your training can assist in determining when refresher or annual training is needed. Plus, training records are sure to be reviewed during an OSHA inspection to ensure your organization is in compliance, so it pays to be thorough.
After research on people’s work habits, mentalities, and hours, it is clear that there is a difference between simply working a lot and being a workaholic, and it comes down to mentality and coping mechanisms. Both, however, have different effects on your health.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awards billions in grants to help Americans with access to HIV/AIDS care, support services, and medication.
After a devastating explosion at a silicon company on May 3 of this year, OSHA just announced it will fine the company over one million dollars.
One recent report analyzed American adult sleeping patterns from 2010 to 2018, and the results showed that Americans are losing sleep on average. This trend was particularly prevalent for professionals in health care and law enforcement, for example.
For business owners, this should be enough of a shakeup to ensure they keep their health and safety standards high.
OSHA has cited AB Specialty Silicones LLC with 12 willful federal safety violations after four employees suffered fatal injuries in an explosion and fire at the company's plant on May 3, 2019.
The U.S. News and World Report reminds readers of laws you should be aware of in the workplace. No one is above the law—not even your boss.
According to new research report by Global Market Insights, Industrial Fall Protection Equipment Market may exceed USD 3.8 billion by 2024.
Understanding proprioception can help to interpret how correct movement requires well-organized, accurate signals from the muscles firing to the brain. These pointers can be easily manipulated simply by becoming more aware of movement behavior. Awareness of correct movement execution redistributes the signals, decreasing the likelihood of injury.
OH&S recently launched SafetyPod, a podcast aimed at diving deeper into industry-related topics.
Trends around the country suggest that the construction industry is having increasing trouble finding people to hire and work overtime. Now, companies and projects are suffering because of it.
Monday morning, the rubble of a wall collapsed at a Manhattan site killed one construction worker and injured another.