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NSC Estimates 278 Will be Killed on the Roads between Christmas and New Year's

The holiday season always sees a high number of traffic accident fatalities, but the National Safety Council reminds us that seatbelts could save about 245 lives this year.

OH&S SafetyPod: Understanding the Role of Technology in the Safety Industry

Episode 4

OH&S SafetyPod: Understanding the Role of Technology in the Safety Industry

For this episode of OH&S SafetyPod, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Sean Stinson, the Vice President of Sales & Product Management at Blackline Safety, to answer some questions about new technology advancements in the safety industry.

New OSHA Update for National Emphasis Program on Amputations

OSHA’s recently updated amputation program focuses on agency inspections and amputation hazards in manufacturing, and it hasn’t been updated since 2015.



Banning Vapes May Not be the Answer: Actually, It Could Make Problems Worse

Banning Vapes May Not be the Answer: Actually, It Could Make Problems Worse

Given rising evidence on vaping products, experts say banning them altogether might not fix the problem. It could drive teens to the black market and send adult smokers back to cigarettes.

New Jersey Food Manufacturer and OSHA Meet Safety Agreement

J&J Snackfoods and OSHA agree on safety and health improvements at the company’s eight facilities after repeated inspection fines.

One Construction Company is Getting Honest About Mental Health

One Construction Company is Getting Honest About Mental Health

In an industry where suicide rates are high, construction companies need to address mental health as part of their company culture and company safety programs. Here’s one company that’s doing it right.

The Emerging Market of Exoskeletons

The Emerging Market of Exoskeletons

What if we could find a perfect balance between human labor and robotic technology? Exoskeletons are both increasing labor productivity while protecting worker safety. Here are some expectations for the future of exoskeleton technology.

Workplace Safety in the Gig Economy Is Anyone Actually Paying Attention

The gig economy has created a seismic shift to the traditional workplace model. With new (and oftentimes inexperienced) workers performing dangerous tasks in a “faster is better” manner, workplace safety has the potential to fall through the cracks.

Four Reasons Why Safety Matters in Construction

Four Reasons Why Safety Matters in Construction

When it comes to identifying the most hazardous occupations in the USA, working in construction ranks very high on the list. Responsible for 20 percent of work-related deaths in 2013, the construction industry is known to pose several risks for workers in the sector.

5 Occupations Most Affected by Mesothelioma

Here are five occupations largely affected by mesothelioma--a disease that develops 20 to 40 years after exposure to a toxic substance known as asbestos.

Flu Season is Here, and It’s Off to a Strange Start

The latest CDC data shows that flu season is in full swing, and about half the country has high or moderate flu activity.

OH&S SafetyPod: Counting Down the Top Three Safety Trends of 2019

Episode 3

OH&S SafetyPod: Counting Down the Top Three Safety Trends of 2019

Follow along as OH&S editors Sydny Shepard and Amanda Smiley discuss the top three safety trends of 2019 sponsored by Avery Industrial.

Asbestos Initiative Gaining Traction in Canada

Asbestos Initiative Gaining Traction in Canada

Quebec health officials are concerned concerned about plans for asbestos residue repurposing efforts, saying it should be banned. But one town meeting on the topic with 150 people shows that not everyone agrees.

Let’s Talk Ice Safety: Ponds and Lakes

Be careful out there. Your life may depend on it.

A Top Holiday Hazard: Your Christmas Tree

A Top Holiday Hazard: Your Christmas Tree

It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday spirit and excitement—but let’s not forget the risks that come with decorations, house lights, Christmas trees, and winter weather.

OSHA Inspections: Are You Prepared?

Given that OSHA rarely conducts an inspection that doesn't result in at least one violation cited, employers must be prepared should a compliance officer knock at the door. Read on to learn what steps you can take to ensure ongoing OSHA compliance.

How to Use Ergonomics in the Workplace for Maximum Health Benefits

Most of us tend to position ourselves in a way that makes us feel most comfortable because what feels best must be best, right? Well, this is not true—failing to take ergonomic precautions when it comes to sitting for a long period of time can result in several musculoskeletal disorders and seriously impact our health.

Nonprofits Receive Grants from Michigan OSHA for Safety Training

The state of Michigan is setting a high bar for ensuring safety training—a recent award of $870,000 supporting worker safety and health is going to over 20 nonprofit organizations.

OSHA Sees a Significant Increase in Enforcement and Compliance Checks in 2019

The statistics for the 2019 year show that there has been a notable increase in the number of OSHA inspections and a record number of compliance assistance for keeping workers safe.

How Gen Z Will Lead Workers’ Safety in Technology

How Gen Z Will Lead Workers’ Safety in Technology

Many individuals from Gen Z will soon enter the workforce if they haven't already. They could be some of the most self-aware and risk-conscious members of the workforce.

US Countertop Workers Falling Ill from Silica Dust

US Countertop Workers Falling Sick from Silica Dust

More and more cases of countertop workers getting sick indicates the hazards are cutting Silestone, a material made of quartz that releases dangerous silica.

The Labor Department Rejects Proposal That Jeopardizes Teen Workers

Just last month, the U.S. Labor Department abandoned a controversial rule to roll back policy that protected youth workers from operating dangerous machinery. Now, many workers and patients are relieved.

Seventeen Employees File a Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Over Workplace Violence

Seventeen Employees File a Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Over Workplace Violence

Chicago workers accuse McDonald’s of not protecting or fostering their safety in the workplace after hundreds of violent, onsite cases. The company is now facing an expensive court case.

OSHA Provides Holiday Season Employment Information

For many companies, the holidays are a make-or-break time period for profitability. Employers could use some reminders on full-time, part-time, and seasonal employment, especially over the holiday season.

Three Injured in Plant Explosion in Port Neches, Texas

A chemical plant exploded early Wednesday last week, leaving a blazing fire, city-wide damage, and at least three employees injured.

Amazon ‘Injury Mills’ Won’t Slow Down This Holiday Season

Amazon ‘Injury Mills’ Won’t Slow Down This Holiday Season

The monopolizing technology company is taking the heat for the way it works its employees to the bone—but that doesn’t seem to be stopping Amazon from pumping out nearly a million packages every 24 hours.

Winning the Safety Race

Winning the Safety Race

Why scissor lifts take first.

Standard for Dropped Objects

Standard for Dropped Objects

Understanding ANSI/ISEA 121-2018.

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Most people who enjoy the Back to the Future Trilogy will say the first movie is their favorite. I, however, enjoy watching how writers in the 1980s thought the world would operate in the future year of 2015.

Three Basic Methods: Workplace Noise Control

Three Basic Methods: Workplace Noise Control

Managing noise exposure is complex in terms of accurately assessing sound levels, identifying and ranking the dominant noise sources, and finding effective control solutions.