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Workaholics vs Working Long Hours How They Separately Affect Your Health

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.

Health and Human Services Awards $2.27 Billion to Help Americans with HIV/AIDS Care

Health and Human Services Awards $2.27 Billion to Help Americans with HIV/AIDS Care

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.

Specialty Silicone LLC Fined $1.6 Million After Site Explosion and Four Employees Died

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.



Adult Sleep Deprivation is on the Rise, Especially for Those in Safety and Health Industries

Adult Sleep Deprivation is on the Rise, Especially for Those in Safety and Health Industries

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.

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How Amazon's NYCOSH Scrape Serves As Warning To Business Owners

For business owners, this should be enough of a shakeup to ensure they keep their health and safety standards high.

Illinois Plant Explosion Results in Four Fatalities, $1.5 Million in Penalties

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.

Workplace Laws Your Employer Might be Violating

Workplace Laws Your Employer Might be Violating

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.

Industrial Fall Protection Equipment Market to be Worth More than $3.8 Billion by 2024

According to new research report by Global Market Insights, Industrial Fall Protection Equipment Market may exceed USD 3.8 billion by 2024.

The Power of Proprioception——A Vital Tool in Reducing the Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

The Power of Proprioception——A Vital Tool in Reducing the Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

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.

New from OH&S: SafetyPod

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New from OH&S: SafetyPod

OH&S recently launched SafetyPod, a podcast aimed at diving deeper into industry-related topics.

Construction Industry Is Seeing a Growing Demand for Workers

Construction Industry Is Seeing a Growing Demand for Workers

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.

One Construction Worker Dead and One Injured After Manhattan Wall Collapse

Monday morning, the rubble of a wall collapsed at a Manhattan site killed one construction worker and injured another.

NSC Releases Federal Policy Position on Cannabis Use in Safety Sensitive Jobs

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.

Safety Tips for Taxi Drivers: How to Prevent Robbery and Violence

Safety Tips for Taxi Drivers: How to Prevent Robbery and Violence

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.

Connecticut Restaurant Penalized for Violating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

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.

How BIM Technology is Making Job Sites Safer

How BIM Technology is Making Job Sites Safer

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.

OSHA cites Mississippi Contractor for Employee Exposure to Cave-in Hazards

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.

How Cannabis and the Workplace Safety Coexist—or Don’t

How Cannabis and Workplace Safety Coexist——or Don’t

The Occupational Medical Society urges U.S. Congress to consider the implications for workplace safety should marijuana be legalized.

Department of Labor Announces Final Rule for Unemployment Insurance Drug Testing

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.

One in Five Adults Have a Mental Illness, Yet Workplaces Still Stigmatize

One in Five Adults Have a Mental Illness, Yet Workplaces Still Stigmatize

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.

The American Society of Concrete Contractors Awards the Best in the Industry

On September 19, the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) recognized concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for the previous year.

NIOSH and America Achieves Build A Safety Training Curriculum for Future Workers

NIOSH and America Achieves Build A Safety Training Curriculum for Future Workers

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.

Can You Predict Your Safety Future? OSHA Wants to Follow Your Lead(ing Indicators)

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.

Using Smart Tech In The Workplace To Tackle “Sick Building Syndrome”

Using Smart Tech In The Workplace To Tackle Sick Building Syndrome

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.

OSHA Requests Information on Online Outreach Training

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.

Last Week Was Fire Prevention Week: Refresh Yourself on Some Home Fire Safety Tips

Last Week Was Fire Prevention Week: Refresh Yourself on Some Home Fire Safety Tips

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.

Vaping Now Linked to Cancer? A Recent Study Linking Lung Cancer to Mice Suggests A Possibility

Vaping Now Linked to Cancer? A Recent Study Linking Lung Cancer to Mice Suggests A Possibility

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.

New Data Reports that Construction Employment Has Increased in 29 States

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.

Study Shows that Regular Exercise Makes Your Brain Healthier, Too

Study Shows that Regular Exercise Makes Your Brain Healthier, Too

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.

Not One but Four Dollar Tree Stores Locations are Cited for OSHA Penalties

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.