No matter how effective your personal hygiene standards are, a single person in your place of work can cause illness.
If your facility handles, transfers, packages or processes dust-producing materials or powders, you could face an explosion risk from combustible dust.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A tortilla company is cited and fined $81,682 for exposing employees to amputation hazards in Labelle, Florida.
An $805 million contract allowed Boeing to design the Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft. Now, it’s built and ready.
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.
There are often gray areas with injury and illness recordkeeping where it is not clear whether an injury meets the recording criteria, or in some cases, how and where the injury should be recorded.
The Z10 system-based standard is committed to reducing workplace injuries, saving lives, and maximizing financial performance. As of late, ASSP released a revised ANSI/ASSP Z10.0-2019 standard.
To assist you in building your own full-service safety program, J. J Keller's trusted team of in-house subject-matter experts have compiled the ten questions they're most frequently asked regarding written safety plans below.
Leading edge applications require specialized fall protection solutions.
RMS Utilities Inc. from Alamosa, Colorado is facing $92,819 in fines after employees were almost buried in a trench collapse.
Occupational Health & Safety is bringing the educational information found in its magazine to the event space with the OH&S Summit in Phoenix on October 29.
NSC and launch partner, Stericycle, assembles resources for opioid epidemic after survey shows that 83 percent of employers are extremely unprepared to deal with employee opioid misuse.
NIOSH recently released a resource guide that helps employers and managers ensure the safety of their employees before, during, and after their work travel trips.
Indoor air quality is one of the most common causes of complaints in offices. The EPA notes that concentrations of some pollutants are commonly two to five times higher indoors than outdoors - and Americans spend around 90 percent of their time indoors.
A new rule proposed by the USDA to increase line speeds and reduce government inspections at U.S. hog slaughterhouses will likely cause increased workplace injuries and higher risk of foodborne illness.
The U.S. Department of Labor renews its contract with a program through Coventry Health Care Workers’ Compensation Inc. The program will improve and expand medication safety for injured federal workers in an effort to fight opioid misuse.
Common pitfalls to avoid with atmospheric testing in confined spaces.
Polo Masonry Builders Inc. has been cited for exposing employees to fall and scaffolding hazards while working on a building project. Now, the company has been placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program.
OH&S Magazine has been doing the Live From program at the NSC show for years now, and every year, more companies in the safety industry want to be involved.
Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, announced he will push for a ban of flavored e-cigarettes and vaping products in the state. This would follow a similar ban by the state of Michigan and a call for federal prohibition of the products by President Trump.
Here’s a round of the latest and greatest, debuted at NSC 2019.
OSHA recently fostered an alliance to promote workplace safety within the elevator industry.
For the next Congress & Expo in 2020, the Council is eyeing Indianapolis for the second time in two years.
As more companies, states, and families file suits regarding the opioid crisis, many claim Purdue Pharma has had a large part in the epidemic.