Coming off a 2018 symposium that set records for attendance and the expo, the 2019 event will take place Aug. 27-30 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans.
Fentanyl: The Real Deal provides guidance for law enforcement and first responders on how to safely work around the increased presence of fentanyl in the illicit drug market.
Introducing cold weather work tips and other outdoor cold weather safety concepts in trainings during the early fall can help workers get into the mindset.
Having labels with warnings on them is just one piece of the pie when it comes to a robust electrical safety program.
A comprehensive approach is critical for workplace safety, and its benefits will go beyond compliance: Operational excellence will follow.
More than 14,000 safety professionals are expected to attend this year's NSC Congress & Expo, being held in Houston from Oct. 20 through 26.
When leaders start by taking personal control of their approach to discipline and responsibility, they're more able to kickstart and sustain superior results.
Pay attention to in-depth incident metrics, make adjustments to your safety practices accordingly, and you won’t have to worry as much about your TCIR rate.
This type of training must occur early, often, and as close or specific to the actual location and usage scenario as possible.
On June 23, most provisions of OSHA's silica standard for general industry became enforceable. Many employers still have a long way to go to achieve full compliance.
Compliance is an all-day, every-day requirement.
ANSI Z359.18-2017 increases testing rigor—and it introduces field application testing, anchorage connector types, and labeling requirements.
Awareness training, good housekeeping, reference to safety data sheets, and adopting best practice should, in combination, minimize the potential for an explosion.
"On amphibious passenger vehicles that cannot remain afloat when flooded, canopies can represent an unacceptable risk to passenger safety," NTSB's 2002 report said.
There are 37 VPP sites in the state program, with two initial certifications under way this year and eight recertifications accomplished in 2017. "Frankly, it's something every employers should do," he said. "They could do that."
The exercise showed the presenters' point clearly: When managers allow employees to collaborate and strategize, they will find and use a successful solution. But putting pressure on employees to perform, with no input or collaboration allowed, is less likely to succeed.
While the safety board doesn't typically investigate motorcycle crashes, it conducted a motorcycle safety forum in 2006 and issued recommendations from that forum two years later. It has been more than 10 years since NTSB has issued new recommendations to help reduce motorcycle crashes and improve safety.
"Our scholarship and grant program has helped hundreds of students and professionals advance their education and careers in a meaningful way," said ASSP Foundation Chair Linda M. Tapp, CSP. "Our donors have consistently supported the occupational safety and health profession by contributing awards that range from $500 to $15,000."
With PennTIME, the agencies aim to reduce the time it takes to respond to and clear highway incidents and improve safety for first responders.
Fifty-six percent of workers reported frequently or occasionally seeing work colleagues leave the restroom without washing their hands, according to Bradley Corporation’s annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey.
"Enforcement is critically important, but it will not solve every problem," he said at the VPPPA Safety+ symposium here at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center.
They're supporting two identical bills before Congress, HR 1444 and S 1878, to codify VPP nationally and make it permanent.
Eliminating backlogged applications at some OSHA regional offices and instituting a national process for handling them are two goals the agency is working on.
The VPPPA annual national conference has more than 3,500 attendees and its largest exhibitor number ever, Director-at-Large J.A. Rodriguez, Jr. and other officials reported Aug. 28.
Cal/OSHA issued three citations to Outfront Media totaling $32,435 in proposed penalties. Since 2015, the state agency has opened 11 inspections of outdoor and display advertising employers.
DOL's news release did not elaborate or mention what the department has in mind, saying only that DOL "plans to update the Overtime Rule, and is interested in hearing the views and ideas of participants on possible revisions to the regulations."
Each decontamination kit contains a 5-gallon bucket, detergents, scrub brushes, spray bottles, and hoses. These materials are used to help emergency responders wash soot and other possible carcinogens from their work gear.
Montes Construction LLC was previously cited in January 2018 for failure to provide fall protection, and now faces a willful citation.
The city is looking into adding plexiglass dividers between drivers and riders to cut down on assaults.
To protect personnel and manage compliance with OSHA’s HAZWOPER Standard at “uncontrolled hazardous waste sites” (e.g., Superfund sites), EHS professionals must have a full understanding of the Standard—especially the training requirements.