More than 1 in 10 respondents—16 percent—said they have either struck or almost struck a first responder or emergency vehicle stopped on or near the road. Despite these responses, 89 percent of drivers said they believe distracted drivers are a major source of risk to first responders.
The American Welding Society says National Welding Month is an important opportunity to highlight an industry where trade skills are in dire need, with the industry predicting a shortage of more than 200,000 skilled welding professionals by 2020.
Flight attendants with past exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) have preclinical signs of accelerated vascular (blood vessel) aging, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The U.S. Department of Labor, in coordination with the Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and its Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, has launched a new resource to help employers better understand mental health issues and to provide guidance on how to cultivate a supportive workplace.
The recipients will be honored during next month's American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. It take place May 20-22 in Minneapolis, Minn.
The agency evaluated 51 applications requesting more than $265 million in all.
"With more than 20 years of service to the association, Cristine has been an effective and strategic leader within ISEA. Her skills and expertise have contributed to the solid execution of our standards development, membership, and operational strategies resulting in association growth," said Charles Johnson, the president of ISEA. "Supported by talented and dedicated team members, Cristine will continue to play a key role in the success of ISEA."
Cal/OSHA was notified in September 2018 that the employees were hospitalized after being diagnosed with Valley Fever, also known as Coccidioidomycosis. Symptoms of the disease are similar to the flu and include fatigue, shortness of breath, and fever. Severe cases can cause serious lung problems.
The handbook will provide small and medium-sized businesses with detailed guidance on how they can apply the voluntary consensus standard to increase employee safety, reduce workplace risks, and improve business outcomes.
Presented at the section's March 28 meeting at Miami University's Shriver Center in Oxford, Ohio, the award acknowledged Dr. Pramod Kulkarni's work in developing real-time, field-portable instruments that provide information on aerosols in workplace atmospheres.
"I always have and I always will fully support medical cannabis for our people who are in so much pain that their physicians deem it absolutely necessary," Gov. Jim Justice said. "I will say, adamantly, I am one hundred percent against recreational marijuana."
The rule follows the National Space Council's 2018 "Space Policy Directive 2" that called on DOT to review and revise the department's commercial space launch and re-entry licensing regulations.
All hazards must be identified before entry to the space and listed on the permit.
AVTs help reduce the risk of exposure to electrical hazards and improve worker safety by automating and simplifying the process of verifying the absence of voltage.
The protective measures and equipment that welders require are spelled out in OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.252, the welding, cutting, and brazing standard.
New solutions expedite the lockout/tagout process and provide clear line-of-sight disconnect for operators.
Eye care professionals strongly recommend taking breaks throughout the workday to reduce eye fatigue and unnecessary eye strain.
Accounting for employees in the event of an emergency is vital. The Emergency Action Plan should address how to accurately account for all employees.
Training workers is vital in making sure the PPE is doing its job in protecting the users.
Job applicants cannot be and should not perceive being disqualified solely based on the existence of a medical condition.
Best leaders watch and avoid falling into leadership potholes while steadily moving toward better Safety and performance.
Smoke alarms, carbon dioxide detectors, and hazardous gas sensors need to be tested and sometimes calibrated regularly to ensure they will function properly when needed.
More people are struck and killed by trains each year while trespassing than in motor vehicle collisions with trains at highway-rail grade crossings.
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries has cited and fined Washington state's largest state-run psychiatric hospital for failing to protect employees from assaults by patients.
The city will eliminate least 1,000 vehicles from its fleet by June 2021 and will reduce the number of take-home vehicles by at least 500 vehicles, curtail the reliance on SUVs in the city fleet, and promote increased vehicle efficiency by using advanced data collection.
NIOSH and partners released a new video to help first responders understand the risks of occupational exposures to illicit drugs and what they can do to protect themselves from exposure while responding to an emergency.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's letter criticized what he described as the company's plans "to reconstitute its board with hedge fund financiers, out-of-state executives and others with little or no experience in California and inadequate expertise in utility operations, regulation and safety."
The research topics cover several critical industry issues, including truck parking, younger driver safety, the return on investment of new truck safety technologies, and the impact of "nuclear" verdicts on the trucking industry.
"Since NFPA and State Farm first partnered together on Preparedness Day, the number of projects has grown tremendously. We are pleased to provide 150 communities with a grant to fund their wildfire risk reduction activities on May 4," said Vickie Hodges, P&C underwriting analyst at State Farm.
Rockland County, N.Y., has declared a state of emergency after a local measles outbreak entered its 26th week.