Understanding the OSHA enforcement guidance will help you. It gets to the heart of what OSHA feels are key aspects of how it expects employers to comply.
Next time you find yourself rushing, ask yourself if it was really because of circumstances beyond your control or another's unexpected action.
The best leader's role becomes teaching others to strengthen and repurpose themselves when they go through periods of being listless, complacent, or disconnected.
Employees must be trained to hold their eyes open during the flushing process. All employees also should be trained on how to use the emergency equipment fixtures before they handle hazardous chemicals.
Host employers have experienced significant success within their employee safety programs by engaging their workforce and adopting a management systems approach to safety/health improvement.
It is important to know the qualifications, reputation, and experience of the outside vendor or individual who performs the DHA.
The obvious reason for the AED shortage is the fact these life-saving devices are, with a few exceptions, not legally required at most locations. But voluntary deployments are clearly not getting the job done on their own.
Here's how better back-of-hand protection could be boosting your bottom line.
Project teams can collect and view data across project sites—in real time, from any smart device—and drill down to the worker, equipment, or incident level.
A company can have different employee types: administrative 9-5 workers, active sales teams, and warehouse workers. It's important these employees aren’t bunched up into one category of winter preparedness.
Although it can seem overwhelming at times, an effective chemical management program is paramount to an effective EHS program. Gaining a deep understanding of chemicals on site and what they are used for is the first step toward success.
For workers dealing with lower-level chemicals, a happy medium between traditional disposable gloves and heavy-duty chemical gloves is often needed.
We're focusing on construction safety and the construction industry's hazards quite a bit this year.
Where progress has been made, it is largely attributed to better legislation, safer infrastructure, improved vehicle standards, and enhanced post-crash care.
Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Josh Shapiro recently announced the creation of a tool for reporting suspicious activity surrounding the prescribing or dispensing of prescription drugs, including opioids.
It seemed like data breaches were everywhere in 2018, affecting everyone from Walmart to Chili's to the U.S. Postal Service. Here are a few of the biggest data breaches of the year.
"Our analysis suggests that employers can't assume that workforce drug use isn't an issue in their industry. In fact, drug test positivity in the majority of industry sectors analyzed is growing," said Barry Sample, Ph.D., senior director, science and technology, for Quest Diagnostics Employer Solutions. "The highest rates were in consumer-facing industries, including jobs in retail and health care and social assistance."
The agency has taken much longer to finish investigating the 2016 incident and determine the probable cause than residents, and their members of Congress, wanted.
Good mental health is an essential component of good physical health, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services points out.
Currently, IAEA reports there are 454 operational nuclear power reactors in 30 countries, with 54 other units under construction around the world. Nuclear power provides about 11 percent of the world's electricity and about a third of overall low-carbon electricity.
Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips recently announced both he and Deputy Commissioner Dustin Swayne will leave state government in mid-January 2019. They have formed a consulting practice called SATRDÉ.
HSE recently met with representatives of Oil and Gas UK and the health and safety managers of several of the UK's offshore producers to discuss how the industry plans to improve process safety leadership, audits, and assurance.
From Jan. 1, 2019, to Jan. 1, 2026, the law mandates that repeat offenders for driving under the influence and first DUI offenders whose violations resulted in injury install an ignition interlock device for a period ranging from 12 to 48 months.
Available data, research studies, and reports related to the products point to a growing public health risk, the agency warned.
The American Coatings Association asked for an extension of the comment period, which the agency granted. Comments are now due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 23.
More than 85 percent of the heating oil used in the country is consumed in the Northeast, and 90 percent of that is delivered by ship on a Coast Guard-maintained waterway.
The findings by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington were part of a larger study on funding and services needed for universal health coverage (UHC) in every country.
"We fully anticipate safety-minded employers, general contractors, and project owners, not to mention insurance companies, will recognize the value of CCO Drill Rig certification in risk mitigation and leverage its power as a third-party independent evaluation tool," said NCCCO Director of Operations Joel Oliva.
The competition is an offer from Airbus to students worldwide to bring their ideas to life together with a leading global company on real industry challenges. Airbus says it is looking for ideas that change the future of aerospace and create a safer, cleaner, and better-connected world.
One passenger suffered a minor injury; there was no fire, but the aircraft was substantially damaged in the March 2017 incident. The airplane was chartered to carry the University of Michigan men's basketball team to Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Va.