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.
In a policy position released yesterday, the National Safety Council states that no amount of marijuana or other THC products is allowed for employees working in safety sensitive positions.
Driving a taxi comes with some serious risks, and many drivers experience some form of assault or robbery on the job. NIOSH provides these tips on how to stay safe as a professional driver.
After an investigation by the Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Nolita Risorante’s owner has paid $19,657 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 14 current and former employees to resolve violations of FLSA.
Building Information Manufacturing (BIM) technology is most commonly used for planning and designing infrastructure, but companies are using it for another area that all construction firms deal with: site safety.
Graham Construction Co. Inc. is facing fines and citations for exposing employees to trenching hazards after inspectors observed employees installing water lines in an unprotected excavation work site.
The Occupational Medical Society urges U.S. Congress to consider the implications for workplace safety should marijuana be legalized.
As of early October, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its final rule for drug testing potential employees. The new rule will supposedly provide greater flexibility and broader coverage than the previous rule.
Everyone is affected by mental health: you either deal with a mental illness, or you know someone who does. Even though many adults suffer from mental illnesses, they still feel stigmatized and unsupported in the workplace.
On September 19, the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) recognized concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for the previous year.
A recent collaboration between NIOSH and the not-for-profit America Achieves released Quest for Success – a free curriculum for educators, schools, and students to learn about future workforce safety and health.
Finding a hazard in need of a fix may be obvious after an incident occurs, but what about predicting in advance where to focus your safety and health resources to prevent injuries? In November 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will convene a stakeholder meeting to gather examples and success stories with safety and health leading indicators.
Keeping staff happy and healthy is both ethically and financially important, and taking care of the workplace environment is central to this. With the development of smart tech, companies are increasingly able to combine human feedback with more accurate monitoring to ensure that phenomena such as “Sick Building Syndrome” (SBS) occur less frequently and with less impact.
In an effort to improve its existing Online Outreach Program, OSHA is requesting information and feedback on a variety of topics to assess if the new model addresses issues associated with the existing online model.
October 6-12 was Fire Prevention Week, and the National Safety Council has compiled a handful of tips for fires: how to prevent them and how to react to them safely.
As the vaping epidemic continues to unfold and researchers continue to link certain substances to lung illnesses, a recent study by New York University tested nicotine e-cigarette vapor on mice. The results were alarming—and cancerous.
The Labor Department says that between August 2018 and August 2019, the construction industry saw an increase in jobs, particularly in states like Texas and Florida.
Based on a recent study, scientists say that if you can walk this far in two minutes, you’re much smarter than the average. And even if you can’t, with a little effort, you might be able. In the process, you’ll improve your physical and mental health.
OSHA cited Dollar Tree Stores at four separate Idaho locations for exposing employees to unsafe merchandise storage and blocked walkways and exit routes. The company faces $898,682 in penalties.