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Live From NSC 2019 To Start Next Week

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.

How to Keep Your Employees Safe When Temperatures Rise

How to Keep Your Employees Safe When Temperatures Rise

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.

International Overdose Awareness Day Comes August 31st, 2019

International Overdose Awareness Day Comes August 31st, 2019

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.



OSHA Warns Fines Must Be Paid or You (Individually) May Face "18 and Life"

Flaunt OSHA penalties at your own risk, because contempt of court can be costly, and individual liability adds an additional layer of concern.

VPPPA to Unveil New Logo at Safety+ Symposium

Taking the logo in a new and fresh direction coincides with the Association’s 35th birthday.

Keynote Speaker Lineup Set for Safety+ 2019

The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association has announced its lineup of speakers headlining its Safety+ national symposium this month.

Three Principles of Leveraging Predictive Analytics for Safety

Three Principles of Leveraging Predictive Analytics for Safety

At its most basic, analytics is the use of data to make informed decisions.

Nuclear Safety Standards Amped Up: IAEA Adjusts Safety Publications

Nuclear Safety Standards Amped Up

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.

Bigger Companies Are Keeping Workers Healthier According to Recent Total Worker Health Study

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.

FDA Proposes New Labeling on Cigarette Packs, Making them More Eye-Catching and Cautionary

FDA Proposes New Labeling on Cigarette Packs

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.

New York Food Packager Faces Serious OSHA Penalty Charges for Willfully Failing to Follow Regulations

OSHA cites Arbre Group Holding, or Holli-Pac Inc., for consciously exposing employees to multiple health and safety hazards.

California Legislature Proposes a Termination to Email Injury Reporting for Employers

California Legislature Proposes a Termination to Email Injury Reporting for Employers

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.

Armor Fabricator Exposing Employees to Amputations and Other Safety Hazards

One fabrication company is cited for failing to protect its employees from a handful of preventable hazards.

Drivers Can Improve Safety and Increase Schedule Flexibility with CMV Proposal

Drivers Can Improve Safety and Increase Schedule Flexibility with CMV Proposal

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.

OSHA Considers Revising Silica Standard for General Industry

Many are calling for an expansion of silica exposure considerations, and an OSHA consideration of change is now underway.

Simulated Explosion Becomes Real-Life Accident: The U.S. Department of Labor Cites Production Company

Simulated Explosion Becomes Real-Life Accident: The U.S. Department of Labor Cites Production Company

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 #FlySafe Campaign’s Latest: Preventing Loss of Control Accidents

The #FlySafe Campaign’s Latest: Preventing Loss of Control Accidents

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.

U.S. Department of Labor Cracks Down On Employee Exposure to Carbon Monoxide

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.

Collision in the Singapore Strait: Tips for Safe U.S. Navy Vessel Steering

While operating large transportation vessels like the USS John S McCain, the following are crucial: sufficient training, adequate bridge operating procedures, and operational oversight.

Why Safety Harness Comfort is Critical to Protecting Workers from Falls

Why Safety Harness Comfort is Critical to Protecting Workers from Falls

Using human factors to overcome wearer reluctance

Immigration Raid at Mississippi Plants Provokes Concerns About Worker Health and Safety

Advocates are worried about how the arrests will affect the plants’ remaining workers and scare undocumented employees from reporting safety violations.

Companies Use Drones to Limit Dangerous, Potentially Fatal Tasks for Workers

Companies Use Drones to Limit Dangerous, Potentially Fatal Tasks for Workers

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.

Atlanta Paper Product Manufacturer Cited for Lack of Hot Steam Protection in Texas Facility

After a worker was burned at the Queen City, Texas facility, OSHA launched an investigation and found multiple violations.

Construction Company Found in Contempt of Court For Not Paying OSHA Fines

The decision found that New Jersey-based Altor Inc. and its owner were ultimately liable for paying the full penalty amount of $412,000.

Ohio Plumbing Contractor Cited for Multiple Hazards Following Employee Fatality

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.

New Software Reduces Risk of Post Blast Ground Falls in Mines

Mining engineers can use the DRIFT program to develop conceptual blast designs and produce potential damage calculations.

After Five Amputation Incidents in 14 Months, Missouri Company Faces Over $400,000 in OSHA Penalties

Inspectors found that Missouri Cooperage Company continued to commit the same violation it was cited for in 2018.

Robotics in the Workplace Initially Increase Safety, but Pose New Hazards

Robotics in the Workplace Initially Increase Safety but Pose New Hazards

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.

British Government Considers Policies to Increase Protections for Disabled Workers

Some of the proposals include new worker rights to request accommodations from employers and know sick leave policies in advance.

AI Tool Could Identify Serious Illnesses through Photographs

AI Tool Could Identify Serious Illnesses through Photographs

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.