In an industry where suicide rates are high, construction companies need to address mental health as part of their company culture and company safety programs. Here’s one company that’s doing it right.
What if we could find a perfect balance between human labor and robotic technology? Exoskeletons are both increasing labor productivity while protecting worker safety. Here are some expectations for the future of exoskeleton technology.
The gig economy has created a seismic shift to the traditional workplace model. With new (and oftentimes inexperienced) workers performing dangerous tasks in a “faster is better” manner, workplace safety has the potential to fall through the cracks.
When it comes to identifying the most hazardous occupations in the USA, working in construction ranks very high on the list. Responsible for 20 percent of work-related deaths in 2013, the construction industry is known to pose several risks for workers in the sector.
Here are five occupations largely affected by mesothelioma--a disease that develops 20 to 40 years after exposure to a toxic substance known as asbestos.
The latest CDC data shows that flu season is in full swing, and about half the country has high or moderate flu activity.
Follow along as OH&S editors Sydny Shepard and Amanda Smiley discuss the top three safety trends of 2019 sponsored by Avery Industrial.
Quebec health officials are concerned concerned about plans for asbestos residue repurposing efforts, saying it should be banned. But one town meeting on the topic with 150 people shows that not everyone agrees.
Be careful out there. Your life may depend on it.
It’s easy to get caught up in the holiday spirit and excitement—but let’s not forget the risks that come with decorations, house lights, Christmas trees, and winter weather.
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.
Most of us tend to position ourselves in a way that makes us feel most comfortable because what feels best must be best, right? Well, this is not true—failing to take ergonomic precautions when it comes to sitting for a long period of time can result in several musculoskeletal disorders and seriously impact our health.
The state of Michigan is setting a high bar for ensuring safety training—a recent award of $870,000 supporting worker safety and health is going to over 20 nonprofit organizations.
The statistics for the 2019 year show that there has been a notable increase in the number of OSHA inspections and a record number of compliance assistance for keeping workers safe.
Many individuals from Gen Z will soon enter the workforce if they haven't already. They could be some of the most self-aware and risk-conscious members of the workforce.
More and more cases of countertop workers getting sick indicates the hazards are cutting Silestone, a material made of quartz that releases dangerous silica.
Just last month, the U.S. Labor Department abandoned a controversial rule to roll back policy that protected youth workers from operating dangerous machinery. Now, many workers and patients are relieved.
Chicago workers accuse McDonald’s of not protecting or fostering their safety in the workplace after hundreds of violent, onsite cases. The company is now facing an expensive court case.
For many companies, the holidays are a make-or-break time period for profitability. Employers could use some reminders on full-time, part-time, and seasonal employment, especially over the holiday season.
A chemical plant exploded early Wednesday last week, leaving a blazing fire, city-wide damage, and at least three employees injured.
The monopolizing technology company is taking the heat for the way it works its employees to the bone—but that doesn’t seem to be stopping Amazon from pumping out nearly a million packages every 24 hours.
Why scissor lifts take first.
Understanding ANSI/ISEA 121-2018.
Most people who enjoy the Back to the Future Trilogy will say the first movie is their favorite. I, however, enjoy watching how writers in the 1980s thought the world would operate in the future year of 2015.
Managing noise exposure is complex in terms of accurately assessing sound levels, identifying and ranking the dominant noise sources, and finding effective control solutions.
Selecting the right head-to-toe PPE solutions is the first step in keeping laborers safe in the most extreme conditions.
Out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind—and certainly not out of existence.
Enhancing flame resistant PPE safety programs to protect against combustible dust hazards.
With so many options, functions, and fits, selection can be overwhelming.
A lockout/tagout system is essential to any safety program.