On average, about 120,000 people annually undergo surgery to relieve work-related carpal tunnel symptoms. This is a significant expense for employers.
Through the Home Fire Campaign, American Red Cross volunteers and community partners carry out a nationwide effort to save lives and reduce fire-related injuries.
Costco received 92 complaints about the EKO Trash Cans, including 60 complaints from consumers who received injuries, some serious, but did not notify the CPSC immediately of the defect or risk, according to the commission.
"Hearing loss is a significant public health issue, especially as individuals age," said Dr. Malvina Eydelman, M.D., director of the Division of Ophthalmic, and Ear, Nose and Throat Devices at FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. "Today's marketing authorization provides certain patients with access to a new hearing aid that provides them with direct control over the fit and functionality of the device."
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aims to assess trends in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) cases and identify industries and occupations with high risk of CTS.
"Equipment can get caught in power lines if operators are not aware of their surroundings," Transmission and Distribution Manager Art Wiese said. "Even coming too close to a power line can cause electricity to arc to your equipment."
OSHA’S NEP will increase education and enforcement, and each area OSHA office will work on outreach programs.
The Office of Workplace Mental Health will offer confidential navigation service to help employees access mental health and wellness support and resources. Counseling and crisis intervention are not directly provided by the office.
A total of 37,133 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2017, a decrease of nearly 2 percent from 2016. Preliminary estimates for the first 6 months of 2018 indicate that the downward trend may continue into this year as well.
Upon investigation, OSHA determined that a worker was injured after being ejected from a powered industrial truck.
“The safe integration of automated vehicle technology into our transportation system will increase productivity, facilitate freight movement and create new types of jobs,” Secretary Elaine L. Chao said.
"FAST provides a vital link for mines seeking better RCS monitoring tools by bringing the laboratory to the field," said NIOSH Associate Director for Mining Dr. Jessica Kogel.
Gov. Jerry Brown promised in his veto message to ask the California Seismic Safety Commission and other seismic experts "to provide recommendations that identify an achievable path toward improving the safety of earthquake-vulnerable buildings."
Boaters can download the free Coast Guard boating safety mobile app, which features the latest safety regulations and navigation rules, as well as immediate access to filling a float plan, checking the weather, and reporting pollution hazards or suspicious activity.
"Honda chose to collaborate with Cruise and General Motors based on their leadership in autonomous and electric vehicle technology and our shared vision of a zero-emissions and zero-collision world," said Honda Executive Vice President and Representative Director COO Seiji Kuraishi.
According to AWEA, there are a record number of wind workers on the job and a record amount of wind power capacity under construction in the United States, making workplace safety awareness for wind workers more vital than ever.
The funds cover training and retraining of mine workers who work at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines, including those who are in shell dredging or employed at surface stone, sand, and gravel mining operations.
"This new partnership with the BCSP Foundation allows us to extend our work and share a vision for preparing current and future generations of workers with the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to and benefit from safe, healthy and productive workplaces," said NIOSH Director John Howard, MD.
"It's clear that companies are taking the initiative to address the health and safety challenges in each sector," said NIOSH Mining's Dr. Jessica Kogel. "It's heartening to see the industry develop its own meaningful solutions."
A majority (90 percent) of employers reported feeling the effects of fatigue on their workplace, including declines in productivity and safety incidents involving tired employees, but only 72 percent of employees saw being tired as a safety concern.
Nebraska Medicine in Omaha, Neb., and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston received $3 million grants from ASPR's Hospital Preparedness Program to conduct pilot projects that show the potential effectiveness and viability of a Regional Disaster Health Response System.
A key to ensuring effective protection is fit testing. Fit testing evaluates noise and provides workers an accurate reading of their hearing protection effectiveness.
Rather than taking a punitive approach, you can make safety compliance a win-win for everyone involved.
When a CPR/AED plan is in place and practiced, a person suffering cardiac arrest will receive care from trained individuals and teams working to save a life.
A volunteer "SCA responder squad" is needed to ensure someone is almost always nearby who feels ready and willing to help.
Hold on a bit longer until the capabilities of these devices match our expectations to improve human performance and reduce MSDs.
In Austin, 100-year rainfall amounts for 24 hours increased as much as three inches, up to 13 inches. 100-year estimates around Houston increased from 13 inches to 18 inches and values previously classified as 100-year events are now much more frequent 25-year events.
Robots are most useful for highly repetitive work or tasks done where it's physically unsafe for a human worker to be.
It is sensible that businesses and institutions should invest in programs to reduce the presence of harmful microorganisms.
Technology has made parity achievable. Small and large companies can take comfort in knowing that, when it comes to worker safety, company size need not matter.