Good safety practice requires that workers take responsibility for their own safety and that of their co-workers. But it's also important that organizations empower them to do so.
"Keep spreading the word, teaching the public, and pushing for AED access laws in your communities. Stories like mine are the best teaching tools," says SCA survivor J.R. Bourne.
"It's important for young and new safety professionals to remember that success in the safety field requires a commitment to continuous learning. Don't ever reach a point where you think you know everything there is to know."
A particularly relevant session this year is the June 6 General Session, a panel discussion about preparing for workplace violence and active shooter incidents.
As new technology and ideas develop, you’ll begin to see many different combinations as customers think about what works best for their applications and ask for it in the marketplace.
Employers can and should test employees for illegal prescription drug use and illicit drug abuse. Further, employers may test job applicants pre-employment and continue to monitor for abuse in the workplace.
Your employee safety incentive program should feature job-specific goals and objectives that are clearly defined and measurable.
Many workplace drug and alcohol testing policies do not define "refusing to test" and provide no disciplinary consequences for it. This is a serious mistake.
The Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Award™ started in 2008 through a partnership of the federal agency and the National Hearing Conservation Association. Now, the partnership includes the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC).
The rule will provide long-term clarity on crane operator certification requirements, and it would change the categories of certifications for crane operators to ensure more operators are able to meet the requirement.
Wichita, Kansas, roofing contractor Jose Barrientos faces proposed penalties totaling $191,071 for two willful and six serious violations, according to the agency.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's tips on preparing for the Atlantic tropical storm and hurricane season are especially timely this year.
The July 10-11 hearing in Washington, D.C., will examine issues involved in the Dec. 18, 2017, derailment in DuPont, Wash., and the Feb. 4, 2018, collision with a freight train near Cayce, S.C.
Drought conditions continue across much of California, according to CAL FIRE's Memorial Day message, which notes that wildfires can spark easily if caution is not followed.
Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, machinery failure, and alcohol use were the top five primary contributing factors in fatal 2017 recreational boating accidents.
The May 2019 conference and expo will take place in the only U.S. city to earn a place in the Wall Street Journal's top 10 places to visit in 2018, according to the 2018 Official Visitors Guide to the Twin Cities Area.
Federal, state, city, and medical partners of NIOSH are awaiting its findings about the stockpiled PPE. Researchers are in the second year of a three-year project.
An AIHce EXP 2018 session presenter analyzed a 2012 fatality inside a sewer valve vault that was 18 feet, 6 inches deep.
Two former OSHA staffers identified the agency's most-cited violations during 25 years of enforcement (1991-2015), presenting their findings at AIHce EXP 2018.
ASSE 2018 is just around the corner! The expo floor will be full of companies ready to announce, showcase, and demo their newest and most innovative safety products.
The Council presented the Excellence Award to Schneider National, the Innovation Awards to Brigham Health Sleep Matters Initiative, and the Advocate Award to Common Ground Alliance 811 Campaign during a ceremony on Wednesday in Chicago.
The Board’s report said the self-driving system data showed the vehicle operator engaged the steering wheel less than a second before impact and began braking less than a second after impact.
Information is missing from the operator’s manual about the proper ballast when the loader is attached to a John Deere model 2025R tractor. If improperly ballasted, the tractor can be unstable and create a risk of injury to the operator or bystanders.
Unfortunately for the individual user and the companies that mandate these monitors, there needs to be a correction. If not, there can be some dire consequences.
Safety professionals discussed their experiences in emergency response during and after hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
The AIHce EXP 2018 opening session on May 22 offered a stark look at the crisis. There were more than 65,000 overdose deaths, most involving opioids, in the United States during 2016.
Cannabis industry workers in Colorado have flocked to safety training events offered by the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment.
This is the 32nd year for these key IH scholarships.
A poster at the AIHce EXP conference summarized findings from NIOSH assessments at construction sites in 10 states during 2007-2012.
Subject to conditions and limitations, some N95s will be exempt from FDA premarket notification requirements, meaning that N95 manufacturers will be able to submit a single application to NIOSH rather than submitting paperwork for clearance and approval from both agencies.