A recent NFPA report said fires are more common between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and on weekends, and September and October are the peak months for fires in dormitories.
Next year's annual national conference is scheduled to take place Aug. 28-31, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.
"Under these extraordinary circumstances, we want to help volunteers, employees, and our customers to be as safe as possible," added John Waldron, president of Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions. "We are proud of the great work being done by first responders and so many others, and we are thankful for the ability to help those on the front lines who provide help where it is needed the most."
"Hazardous chemical management and release remediation is a major concern for any company but becomes exponentially more difficult during natural disasters, where the surrounding conditions are often unpredictable," said Glenn Trout, president and CEO of VelocityEHS.
The Arizona Department of Health Services' deadline is Sept. 5 to submit its findings and recommendations to Gov. Doug Ducey on curbing the opioid epidemic.
Site visits will be conducted in late September 2017 and the awards presented in April 2018. Getting site visits will be seven health care organizations, three in education, two nonprofits, and two small businesses.
So far, more than 24,000 people have participated in MTI training.
The Federal Register notice about the request details the history of OSHA's VPP -- in the spotlight recently because OSHA has held two meetings to discuss how it can strengthen its VPP program and also because the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association held its 2017 national conference last week.
The 360,000-square-foot expansion of the GM Design studios in Warren, Micn., is the final stage of a $1 billion investment in GM's Global Technical Center, which is a National Historic Landmark site.
The report points out that workplace injuries are common among these workers, fewer than half are offered medical insurance by their employers, and more than half earn less than $15 an hour despite having on average high levels of experience in the industry.
"Walking a mile in the shoes of a hard worker is no easy task," said Dr. Kevan Orvitz, Podiatrist and Tustin, Calif.-based MEGAComfort's founder. "We created this contest to honor the nation's hardest workers that represent the essence of the Labor Day holiday and to highlight the importance of worker appreciation.
"The GRI 403 standard provides a lever for change in corporate reporting practices on OHS globally," said Kathy A. Seabrook, chair of the CSHS Board of Directors. "Safety and health professionals need to step up, participate, and influence the final standard through this public consultation period. It's a significant development in our profession."
There is a need for a value-driven security risk assessment in chemical clusters.
Sound-level meter apps available for smart phones "can have a tremendous and far-reaching impact in the area of noise control," says the CDC.
"Detecting sepsis early and starting immediate treatment is often the difference between life and death. It starts with preventing the infections that lead to sepsis," said CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. "We created Get Ahead of Sepsis to give people the resources they need to help stop this medical emergency in its tracks."
Follow these five steps to prepare for the collision of culture and technology.
By incorporating movement into the work day, employees can also reduce their risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
More than half—56 percent of respondents in a new AHA-commissioned survey—said that they do not know the location of the AED in their workplace.
No ethical incentive provider would create a program to discourage reporting—tracking safety issues is an integral part of making a workplace safer!
How many of us have adopted a strategy because it was easy, even though it was ineffective?
NIST researchers are laying the technical groundwork for manufacturers to develop accurate devices.
There is a certain class of occupational environments where engineering controls are not feasible and double hearing protection is inadequate.
A comprehensive safety analysis should not be limited to the facility. It should also include a review of all tasks and processes, giving priority to high-risk areas.
There will be plenty to learn and do at the NSC Congress & Expo in downtown Indianapolis.
Prioritization of tasks and planning the work are the keys to keeping the momentum of the team.
With such overwhelming support, one could assume that legalization has clear benefits for everyone. That assumption is not only costly, it could prove to be dead wrong.
Are the things you are doing adding value? Are levels of compliance increasing? Are beliefs and behaviors changing?
Slip resistance is a challenge. It's ideal to work with a safety footwear provider who understands the tradeoffs and can help advise your organization on the right product for the work environment.
State mandatory law compliance and state marijuana law issues are certainly concerns that company program managers must deal with. However, ADA issues may be far more problematic.
Follow these steps to ensure you have an effective hearing conservation program.