Last week, OSHA cited Howard Industries Inc. in Mississippi for exposing employees to struck-by and fall hazards after a fatality at the facility.
With the increase in vape-related illnesses and deaths, scientists have been on a hunt to figure out what is causing people to fall ill. Tests are showing that a number of troublesome substances are in bootlegged vapes.
OSHA knows many factors impact workplace safety. Starting today, OSHA will put into effect its new weighting system for workplace safety and health inspections.
New gas detection solution combines wireless and fixed elements, allowing technicians to work from the safety of ground level to maintain gas detectors and create compliance reports on the fly.
A thorough hazard evaluation will help determine what each worksite needs.
It’s no surprise that safety leaders have to deal with many issues simultaneously.
Incorporating incidental spill response techniques into hazard communication training helps to keep employees safe during response.
How to evaluate and improve program effectiveness.
The importance of implementing loss prevention and mitigation techniques that are specifically written for the chemical processing industry.
Is a business’ safety culture a success if it simply follows the letter of the law and avoids government fines?
There are additional steps companies can take to mitigate arc flash hazards and remove workers from harm’s way
Taking a look at winter hazards and five important safety tips to help mitigate them.
Understanding 1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica for Construction.
A well-designed electrical safety PPE program can help mitigate injuries in the event of an arc flash.
How to ensure your employees don’t become statistics.
For facility operations managers, starting a 5S lean manufacturing program can reduce waste and optimize productivity through better workplace organization.
With flu season around the corner, research suggests washing hands with running water is the best defense.
Following the regulations and staying in compliance are important, but we know you want to go beyond minimum requirements to keep your employees safe. Some regulations have numerous training and employee information requirements, while others have none. Are you covering everything? And what does it take to go above what’s required?
Here’s how to keep your workforce humming during peak holiday seasons.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued a new safety digest that highlights the importance of worker participation in chemical hazard training. Without engaged workers, serious catastrophes can occur.
No matter how effective your personal hygiene standards are, a single person in your place of work can cause illness.
If your facility handles, transfers, packages or processes dust-producing materials or powders, you could face an explosion risk from combustible dust.
In an effort to better protect workers from airborne contaminants, the U.S. Department of Labor approved a new protocol for new respirator fit testing. Effective today, the rule will hopefully protect workers from airborne contaminants.
Haskell and Kennesaw State University partnered to develop a virtual reality training aid to reinforce employee safety. Now, employees can train and practice construction safety using simulated programs.
After one employee fell and died in 2017, Ohio county court sentenced Jim Coon to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The court’s action follows an OSHA finding that Coon knowingly failed to install appropriate fall protection systems.
Until now, not much research had been done to find the best CPR methods from data that accounted for both compression rate and chest depth. Now, new data gives some exciting new answers.
Many employers know that in particular circumstances, OSHA can issue criminal sanctions. However, what employers may not know is that OSHA has also been referring workplace safety violations to state district attorney offices in fatality cases.
Severe weather can have hazardous effects on all facets of our lives: homes, transportation, and livelihood. OSHA and NOAA are working on a public education effort to help people stay safe during severe weather.
A tortilla company is cited and fined $81,682 for exposing employees to amputation hazards in Labelle, Florida.
An $805 million contract allowed Boeing to design the Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft. Now, it’s built and ready.