This year’s NSC 2019 Congress & Exposition is less than a week away, and this year, it’s in San Diego! You can follow all the action from the show floor by visiting our Live From NSC 2019 social zone at https://ohsonline.com/live.
Heat exposure—whether from the sun, an oven or machinery—can be a contributing factor to employee injuries or illnesses across a range of industries.
The National Safety Council (NSC) is encouraging Americans to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday, August 31st, to remember loved ones and act toward preventing overdose. The frequency of opioid overdose, specifically, has reached alarmingly high levels.
Flaunt OSHA penalties at your own risk, because contempt of court can be costly, and individual liability adds an additional layer of concern.
Taking the logo in a new and fresh direction coincides with the Association’s 35th birthday.
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association has announced its lineup of speakers headlining its Safety+ national symposium this month.
At its most basic, analytics is the use of data to make informed decisions.
Ensuring safe and controlled use of nuclear technologies in various, global settings is the robust job of the IAEA. This year, the IAEA is changing its safety publications to make nuclear technology standards even more regulated.
Compared to smaller and “micro” businesses, larger companies have done a better job implementing the Total Worker Health (TWH) approach to worker health and safety, reports the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Health warnings against smoking have been in the media since 1966, but until now, they’ve gone relatively unnoticed and unremarkable by smokers and nonsmokers alike. This week, the FDA proposes something more be done.
OSHA cites Arbre Group Holding, or Holli-Pac Inc., for consciously exposing employees to multiple health and safety hazards.
Currently, California employers can report a serious work-related injury, illness, or death via email and telephone. A proposed amendment to the California code of regulations could change that.
One fabrication company is cited for failing to protect its employees from a handful of preventable hazards.
Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers could have more flexible schedules while increasing road safety according to a proposed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) notice.
Many are calling for an expansion of silica exposure considerations, and an OSHA consideration of change is now underway.
After two employees were injured on the site of a movie filming, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is stepping in and enforcing penalties.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is giving GA pilots safety advice every single month. This month, its focus is weather analysis and loss of control accidents.
This silent toxin is both colorless and odorless, and exposure to it is often deadly; that’s why the U.S. Department of Labor does not take carbon monoxide (CO) matters lightly.
While operating large transportation vessels like the USS John S McCain, the following are crucial: sufficient training, adequate bridge operating procedures, and operational oversight.
Using human factors to overcome wearer reluctance
Advocates are worried about how the arrests will affect the plants’ remaining workers and scare undocumented employees from reporting safety violations.
With 166 deaths in confined spaces and 887 deaths from falls in the United States in 2017, drones are becoming a safer way to complete dangerous tasks.
After a worker was burned at the Queen City, Texas facility, OSHA launched an investigation and found multiple violations.
The decision found that New Jersey-based Altor Inc. and its owner were ultimately liable for paying the full penalty amount of $412,000.
Payne Enterprises Inc. has been placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program after an employee was killed in a trench collapse. The company has two repeated violations as it was cited for violations related to the trench collapse in 2017 and 2018.
Mining engineers can use the DRIFT program to develop conceptual blast designs and produce potential damage calculations.
Inspectors found that Missouri Cooperage Company continued to commit the same violation it was cited for in 2018.
The introduction of robots in the workplace has brought safety in certain situations, but potential hazards have also started to emerge. The documentation of these hazards will hopefully aid workers in avoiding future injuries.
Some of the proposals include new worker rights to request accommodations from employers and know sick leave policies in advance.
An AI tool might be the new way to identify cancer types and genetic changes in lung tumors, according to a recent study by researchers at NYU School of Medicine. The tool can use just a photograph to identify serious diseases.