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When compared to other regulated hazardous substances, crystalline silica has an alarming percent of positive exposure assessments.

OSHA's Crystalline Silica Standards: New Solution to a Very Old Problem

Virtually all portions and requirements of OSHA's Crystalline Silica Standards are now in effect and enforceable, so immediate compliance is imperative.

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Safety Knowledge and Networking in New Orleans

One of the highlights is a June 12 panel discussion on how increased use and legalization of marijuana affect companies' efforts to maintain drug-free workplaces.

Younger workers are more receptive to health and safety recognition/rewards programs and more likely to believe that, given the large percentage of our lives we spend working, we should be able to pursue a healthier lifestyle both at work and on our own time.

Keeping Them Healthy is Keeping Them Safe

Having a highly engaged workforce should be the goal of every department in a company. Engaged employees are simply far more likely to work harder, smarter, and safer.



When using PPE, whether it

Eyes on the Prize: No Injuries

Workers in a wide variety of industries depend on vision protection that complies with ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2015, American National Standard for Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices.

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What Good Looks Like: Making the Case for Leading Indicators

It is not the adoption of leading indicators or the collection of leading indicators that leads to improvement, it is the actions taken with the information that determine success.

Fabric dispersion systems are used in a variety of industries that require precise air flow. (Rite-Hite photo)

Controlling Climate and Managing Heat Stress

HVLS fans, fabric diffusers, and curtain walls provide temperature control solutions.

The vertical flame test shows a glove made of Kevlar not igniting or burning, while a glove made with HPPE ignites and continues to burn during a 12-second testing time. (DuPont Nomex photo)

More Choices, More Challenges for Choosing Hand Protection

Choices in hand protection have grown significantly during the past 30 years.

Preferably, have an outsider perform the audit or someone who is somewhat familiar with your program and can ask questions that may cause you to have to think—why do we do it this way?

The Value of a Medical Review Officer

Of all the service agents involved in the testing process, the MRO bears the most significant responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of the testing process.

With a deeper level of knowledge available through seamless connectivity, increased efficiencies are created regarding maintenance schedules for industrial devices. (Leviton photo)

Improving Electrical Safety in Industrial Environments Through Enhanced Technology Capabilities

For both predictive and prescriptive maintenance plans in industrial and manufacturing environments, IIoT technology is an important advancement.

All batteries, regardless of the type, discharge over time and need to be replaced or recharged.

Imagining a World with All the AEDs We Need

In a world with more AEDs, setting up and running a thoughtfully designed, well-prepared, and high-performance AED program is a very attainable goal.

The trend toward relaxing drug policies stems from a tendency to view some substances as more or less harmful than others. The reality is, any impairment of any kind is unsafe.

Drugs and Workplace Safety

The U.S. Department of Labor and the National Institute on Drug Abuse have found that employees who suffer from drug or alcohol dependency are nearly three times more likely to either cause or personally experience an injury-related absence from work.

By my reading, OSHA

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Tracking OSHA's shifting position regarding safety incentive programs.

Fall Prevention: Compliance is Not a Control

The key ingredient when working at heights is to not start work until it is safe to do so and create a workplace where your employees feel free to speak up if they feel the right controls are not in place.

Two methods to help contain treatment costs are to field-manage the water quality and to supervise the concentrations of the downhole chem used.

Four Steps to Quickly Evaluate Produced Water Reuse Option Viability

After it has been determined what waste water reuse options are physically possible and affordable, the viability determination isn't over until the regulatory, environmental, and social impacts have been determined.

If a plant is changing hands, the prospective owners will want to know whether they are getting their money

How Mechanical Integrity Inspections Can Help Meet OH&S Goals

Everything wears out eventually. Our work can help determine when that "eventually" might be—the operational life expectancy.

Recharging Safety for Organizational Health

Understanding how energy works helps leaders move to higher levels of performance.

Transition

The regulatory landscape has been very slow to change, my older and wiser self now realizes. Still, I hope that during the past 23 years, we've largely accomplished the spirit of what I promised at the outset.

Manufacturers have begun creating gloves and other PPE with many new features that weren

The Importance of Periodically Reevaluating Your PPE

New equipment, products, or chemicals might make the PPE that was perfect last year less than ideal for what you're doing now. It's also worth asking if any new OSHA rules affect the PPE you choose.

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The No Maintenance Myth

People seem to have this yearning to find a gas detector that doesn't need to be bump tested or calibrated (but can magically be ready at any moment to provide the proper detection with 100 percent accuracy).

WHO Launches Snakebite Prevention and Control Strategy

WHO reports that poisonous snakebites affect from 1.8 million to 2.7 million people each year, killing as many as 138,000 people and causing 400,000 cases of permanent disability annually.

FDA Public Hearing Today on Potential CBD Regulation

The agency is hosting a public hearing on May 31 to obtain scientific data and information about the safety, manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale of products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol.

Dollar Tree Now in L&I's Severe Violator Enforcement Program

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries recently issued one of its largest fines ever, $503,200, to the company after finding blocked emergency exit routes, unsafe ladder use, improper stacking of merchandise, and other safety hazards at a Vancouver, Wash., store.

NTSB Chief Cites 'Urgency' to Improve Charter Flights' Safety

"While these tragic accidents are still under investigation, and no findings or causes have been determined, each crash underscores the urgency of improving the safety of charter flights by implementing existing NTSB safety recommendations," said Robert L. Sumwalt, NTSB's chairman.

Four Florida Construction Contractors Cited by OSHA

Collectively, the four companies received 12 citations, with proposed penalties totaling $220,114.

MARAD Awards Contract to Manage NSMV's Construction

The National Security Multi-Mission Vessel, a new class of training ship, will be available to support federal government efforts in response to national and international disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes.

CDC Researchers Report Decline in New Diabetes Diagnoses

CDC Researchers Report Decline in New Diabetes Diagnoses

CDC researchers reported Tuesday that new cases of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. decreased by 35 percent since a peak in 2009. The CDC said this is the first sign that efforts to stop the U.S. diabetes epidemic are working.

WHO Officially Recognizes Workplace Burnout as Occupational Phenomenon

The World Health Organization has officially classified workplace burnout as an occupational phenomenon.

2019 Roadway Safety Awards Applications Due May 31

The National Roadway Safety Awards program is a biennial competition sponsored by the FHWA and the foundation to recognize roadway safety achievements that move the United States toward zero deaths and serious injuries on the nation's roads.

Wholesale Pharmaceutical Distributor Agrees to Settlement with DEA

In addition to paying $22 million in civil penalties, Morris & Dickson agreed to upgrade its compliance program by investing millions of dollars to hire additional staff and implement new protocols and standards to ensure compliance with federal regulations requiring them to report suspicious orders of controlled substances.

Health Canada Restricts Alcohol Content of Flavored Purified Beverages

Flavored purified alcoholic beverages are a new and growing class of beverages in Canada that pose an increasing public health risk, especially to younger Canadians, Health Canada reports.