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Mississippi Manufacturer Cited After Fatal Accident

Last week, OSHA cited Howard Industries Inc. in Mississippi for exposing employees to struck-by and fall hazards after a fatality at the facility.

Tests Show Bootleg Vapes Are Riddled with Toxins

Tests Show Bootleg Vapes Are Riddled with Toxins

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 Implements New Weighting System for Workplace Inspections

OSHA knows many factors impact workplace safety. Starting today, OSHA will put into effect its new weighting system for workplace safety and health inspections.



Best of Both Worlds: A New Hybrid Gas Monitoring System is Making Strides

Best of Both Worlds A New Hybrid Gas Monitoring System is Making Strides

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.

Be Prepared for Emergencies

A thorough hazard evaluation will help determine what each worksite needs.

Safety Leadership: How One Achieves Two Results

It’s no surprise that safety leaders have to deal with many issues simultaneously.

Discussing Basic Spill Response Techniques During HazCom Training

Discussing Basic Spill Response Techniques During HazCom Training

Incorporating incidental spill response techniques into hazard communication training helps to keep employees safe during response.

Putting Chemical Safety Training to the Test

Putting Chemical Safety Training to the Test

How to evaluate and improve program effectiveness.

Chemical Process Safety and Fire Protection

Chemical Process Safety and Fire Protection

The importance of implementing loss prevention and mitigation techniques that are specifically written for the chemical processing industry.

Setting a Higher Standard: The Limitations of Regulatory Limits

Setting a Higher Standard: The Limitations of Regulatory Limits

Is a business’ safety culture a success if it simply follows the letter of the law and avoids government fines?

Protecting Against Arc Flash with "Safety by Design"

There are additional steps companies can take to mitigate arc flash hazards and remove workers from harm’s way

Preparing for Old Man Winter’s Arrival

Preparing for Old Man Winter's Arrival

Taking a look at winter hazards and five important safety tips to help mitigate them.

The Worker Exposure Plan

The Worker Exposure Plan

Understanding 1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica for Construction.

Five Important Things to Know About Arc Flash PPE Programs

Five Important Things to Know About Arc Flash PPE Programs

A well-designed electrical safety PPE program can help mitigate injuries in the event of an arc flash.

Staying Safe in the Trenches

Staying Safe in the Trenches

How to ensure your employees don’t become statistics.

Optimizing 5S with Durable Labels

Optimizing 5S with Durable Labels

For facility operations managers, starting a 5S lean manufacturing program can reduce waste and optimize productivity through better workplace organization.

Studies Show Hand Washing May Be More Effective Than Sanitizer

With flu season around the corner, research suggests washing hands with running water is the best defense.

EHS ESSENTIALS: Key Components to a Full-Service Safety Program

EHS ESSENTIALS: Key Components to a Full-Service Safety Program

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?

‘Tis the Season… for Workplace Injuries

‘Tis the Season… for Workplace Injuries

Here’s how to keep your workforce humming during peak holiday seasons.

U.S. Chemical Safety Board Releases New Safety Digest After Four Disasters

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.

Modern Workplace Bacteria Control Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

Modern Workplace Bacteria Control Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated

No matter how effective your personal hygiene standards are, a single person in your place of work can cause illness.

Important NFPA Standards for Manufacturing Processes that Create Combustible Dust

Important NFPA Standards for Manufacturing Processes that Create Combustible Dust

If your facility handles, transfers, packages or processes dust-producing materials or powders, you could face an explosion risk from combustible dust.

New Respirator Fit Testing Protocols Put in Place

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.

The Newest, Virtual Way to Teach Employees about Construction Hazards

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.

Ohio Roofing Contractor to 3 Years in Prison for Ignoring Safety Hazards

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.

Researchers Find a “Sweeter Spot” to CPR Method

Researchers Find a "Sweeter Spot" to CPR Method

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.

Criminal Charges For OSHA Violations? State Prosecutors Are Taking Increased Interest

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.

OSHA and NOAA Make Severe Weather Safety Resource

OSHA and NOAA Make Severe Weather Safety Resource

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.

OHSA Cites Tortilla Company after Employee Finger was Amputated

A tortilla company is cited and fined $81,682 for exposing employees to amputation hazards in Labelle, Florida.

Boeing Builds First Ever MQ-25 for the U.S. Navy

Boeing Builds First Ever MQ-25 for the U.S. Navy

An $805 million contract allowed Boeing to design the Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft. Now, it’s built and ready.