On Jan. 21, the Department of Labor (DOL) celebrates the 1970 OSH Act with “Protecting the American Workforce Campaign.”
People have been trying to solve the problem of musculoskeletal injuries for years. However, ergonomics is simply not the whole answer.
Combustible dust is a prominent threat in many workplaces, and it’s no wonder OSHA has a number of regulations and standards on the topic. Here is what you need to know about the hazards, causes, and risks of combustible dust in the workplace.
Injury and illness recordkeeping are important for every employer to stay compliant. Don’t miss the deadline.
Firefighters, police officers, and other first responders never know what a day on the job is going to look like. Many of these people deal with high levels of trauma, and their mental health record is taking a toll.
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association (VPPPA) recently announced a charity campaign to raise awareness about mental health and mental health resources.
Many are calling the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ‘long overdue’—and it has advanced with bipartisan support to the House floor for a vote. Here’s what you need to know as employer or pregnant employee.
On Jan. 15, OSHA raised its civil penalties by approximately 1.8 percent, which seems like a steep change. Still, though, new analysis shows that companies are using the abatement process to dramatically lessen their charges.
A $2,000 tuition award will go to a female student interested in pursuing EHS or a related field.
Nursing faculty from Purdue University in Indiana raised their own alert on vaping products last months after the CDC confirmed Indiana as the leading state for vape-related deaths.
OSHA cited a Wisconsin manufacturer for exposing employees to high rates of lead and copper dust. The company is facing $171,628 in penalties.
Did you know that your biggest daily exposure to air pollutants comes while driving to work? A recent study from the University of California gives tips on how to best clean the air inside your car.
A 15-year-old worker suffered fatal injuries after a fall at a work site in Alabama. The company is facing $159,118 in penalty fines from OSHA.
Public comment has been requested on NIOSH’s 2020-2029 draft for motor vehicle safety. It aims to minimize work-related vehicle crashes as usual, but here are its new and different focuses.
There has been a reported increase in worker deaths in the state of California according to most recent data from 2018.
Since the lockout at a Co-op refinery began on Dec. 5, the provincial labour ministry has not received any reports of injuries or dangerous occurrences. Yet, OHS officers have not visited the Regina refinery since the lockout began.
On Monday of this week, a crane partially collapsed in downtown Charlottesville and partially injured an employee. Investigators teamed with OSHA to figure out what happened.
Do you ever think about what staring at screens does to our eyes all day? Harvard Health Publishing investigated blue light and its effects on our sleep and health.
A recent study by the American Heart Association tested the blood pressure from employees who worked 49-plus hours on the job weekly compared with that of those who worked fewer than 35 hours a week. The results suggest a bigger problem of hypertension than expected.
The craft beer brewing industry has been booming lately, but OSHA has also been citing employers left and right for these common violations.
OSHA responded to employers’ question about the use of headphones to listen to music on construction sites: there is no rule prohibiting headphone use, but there are identified hazards and risks employers should consider.
A new, injectable vaccine has been approved to fight the deadly and highly contagious virus, Ebola. Health officials hope it can start to mitigate current and future outbreaks of the disease.
Recent data found that Colorado workers sustained the most slips, trips, and falls on Jan. 9 over the last five years, due to weather conditions.
The following three strategies will help you begin investing in your employees to positively impact your organization
There is widespread knowledge that driving drunk is dangerous, but why don’t we talk about driving under the influence of drugs? A recent study says millions do drive high from marijuana, cocaine, and meth.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the highest total worker fatalities since 2008, with leading causes of deaths being motor vehicle accidents, falls, and drug overdoses.
What does OSHA say now about online training, and where may it be headed?
Statistics show that drivers are 20 percent more likely to be involved in an accident at this time of the year. So, with this in mind, we’ve put together this actionable list of festive period travel tips for employees.
The holiday season always sees a high number of traffic accident fatalities, but the National Safety Council reminds us that seatbelts could save about 245 lives this year.
For this episode of OH&S SafetyPod, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Sean Stinson, the Vice President of Sales & Product Management at Blackline Safety, to answer some questions about new technology advancements in the safety industry.