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Being a Better Safety Communicator

Which box would your employees check for each statement: Excellent? Good? Needs Improvement?

You want new employees to share your vision, embrace your vision, and live by it. How do you influence them?

Social Influences Affect Your New Employee's Safety Behavior

The why is important for all employees and is a critical ingredient to all of your safety communications.

A "qualified person" would need to be able to determine whether each individual assigned a task is capable of completing the task mentally, physically, and emotionally. (Lewellyn Technology photo)

The Most Important 2018 Changes in NFPA 70E

Are you prepared to make the changes in your facility for the 2018 NFPA 70E updates?



In unusual circumstances especially, safety personnel have to slow down and do/say the correct things. We all want the employees to get the job done—safely. That includes protecting the public.

Winter is Coming and Bringing Workplace Hazards—Are You Ready?

Add in two backups in case of a widespread disaster. Many companies have an emergency call back, but if there is widespread power or cell outage due to winter events, what is the backup?

Silencing Big Ben to Protect Workers

"Whilst hearing protection provides a suitable short term solution to the 118 decibel chiming and striking of the bells, it is not acceptable for those working for long periods in the vicinity of Big Ben."

There is a need to use the technology available today to its fullest capability to provide the highest level of protection. (Industrial Scientific Corporation photo)

Have Stakeholders Kept Pace with Lowered TLVs and RELs?

Why is there so much comfort in the status quo when the people who need the protection of these products require so much more?

It is relatively easy to boost stair use in almost all office buildings because fire safety regulations already mandate that stairs are well positioned and maintained. (StepJockey photo)

Stairway to Health

The link between fire safety and physical activity is causing health and safety experts to promote the daily use of the stairs in multi-story office buildings.

Energy Matters in Leadership

Here's the main key: To rocket results, Safety has to be compelling, not just compulsory.

Self-contained units should be maintained as per the manufacturer

Testing Your Emergency Showers and Eyewashes Isn't Just an Annual Thing

With OSHA fine increases of 80 percent taking effect in August 2016, violations for inappropriate or inadequate eyewash and shower equipment have resulted in penalties above $100,000.

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Five Necessary Components of a Successful Company-wide Crisis Drill

Corporate-level crisis planning should become an integral part of your chemical training program—and the formula for creating an effective cross-company drill.

Training management software assists employers in verifying that training requirements for temp workers are being met, offering them full visibility and control over training workflows across multiple work sites.

Construction Safety: Using Technology to Keep Workers from Falling Through the EHS Cracks

Many of today's on-demand training solutions are highly affordable and scalable, offering hundreds of individual lessons that can be deployed to workers based on their specific training needs and requirements.

When starting workplace air monitoring, think about what needs to be measured—personal dust exposure, dust from a particular machine, or wider environmental monitoring? (Casella photo)

Preventing Worker Exposure to Silica Dust

OSHA has provided three different methods for employers to ensure employees are protected.

Washington State, Seattle Sue OxyContin's Manufacturer

The lawsuits were filed in King County Superior Court and contend that Purdue's illegal conduct contributed to excessive prescriptions and addiction, causing many addicted patients to look for other ways to get more pills or to get heroin.

Thanks to the broader band noise reduction offered in the ear canal, the active portion adds more than three times the allowable ambient noise exposure time compared to double hearing protection.

Construction Workers Most Exposed to Loud Noise

Workers in construction and extraction occupations were mostly exposed to loud work (49.6 percent of jobs) or very loud work (7.9 percent) in 2016, according to BLS.

FDA Offers Better Access to Adverse Drug Reports

The new dashboard allows users to search for and organize data by criteria such as drug/biological product, age of the patient, type of adverse event, year the adverse event occurred, or within a specific timeframe.

Indianapolis Shines for NSC 2017

Indiana's capital city was a fine choice to host the National Safety Council's annual conference.

Some Keynote Speaker Suggestions for NSC 2018

Looking ahead to the 2018 Congress, who might be a good choice for the big-name speaker in Houston?

Looking Ahead to NSC 2018

Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center is the setting for the National Safety Council's big annual conference next year.

NSC Honors Road, Community, and Workplace Safety Achievers

The council's National Awards Celebration is an annual event at the NSC Congress & Expo, the largest U.S. annual gathering of safety and health professionals.

NSC Takes Aim at Workers' Fatigue with New Online Tool

The National Safety Council says fatigue in the workplace is one of its most significant new priorities.

OSHA Unveils FY2017 Top Ten Most-Cited Standards

Fall protection again topped the list, which was revealed Sept. 26 at the NSC conference before a standing-room-only crowd.

ISEA Dropped Objects Standard Coming Soon

The draft of the proposed ANSI/ISEA 121, Standard for Dropped Objects Prevention Solutions, is completed and submitted for approval to the ISEA board of directors, said Nate Bohmbach, associate product director for Ergodyne.

NSC Introduces Women in Safety Scholarship Program

Applications for the new award will open Nov. 1.

NSC's Campbell Institute Report Addresses Visual Literacy

It is an introductory paper developed in partnership with the Toledo Museum of Art and part of a research project to study the effects of visual literacy training on increasing hazard awareness and recognition in the workplace.

NTSB Sets Meeting on Fatal Bus Crash

The board will vote on the probable cause of the July 2016 crash at a meeting scheduled for Nov. 28 in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, investigators will review two other crashes involving migrant workers – a Nov. 6, 2015, crash in Little Rock, Ark., and a June 18, 2016, accident in Ruther Glen, Va.

Council Recognizes Five with Distinguished Service to Safety Awards

The honorees were chosen by Divisions, which are industry-specific National Safety Council volunteer groups.

Hot Topics at NSC 2017 Include Fatigue, Bullying, and Pain Meds

More than 15,000 safety professionals and more than 1,100 exhibitors are expected to participate in the NSC 2017 Congress & Expo in Indianapolis.

TxDOT Says Website Invaluable During Hurricane Harvey

"We've always been proud of DriveTexas.org as a resource for guiding drivers across Texas, but we had never relied on it more than we did in the days following Hurricane Harvey," TxDOT Executive Director James Bass said recently. "During the storm, DriveTexas.org was visited by a record number of people trying to safely navigate to their destinations."

The Indiana Convention Center is across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium. (Photo Courtesy of Lavengood Photography)

All Eyes on Indianapolis

The 2017 National Safety Congress & Expo has brought thousands of safety professionals and exhibitors from around the world to an eye-popping conference in this city's sparkling downtown.

NSC Board of Directors Welcomes New Chairman

Mark Vergnano, CEO and president of The Chemours Company, has been elected chairman of the National Safety Council's board of directors and took over on Sept. 24 as eight new members joined the board.