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“Take Home” Contaminants: How Workplace Toxins Don’t Stay at Work

“Take Home” Contaminants: How Workplace Toxins Don’t Stay at Work

A review by two university public health departments show that many employees bring home toxic contaminants from work on their clothes. Now, these groups want to recognize these exposures as a public health hazard.

A New Year of Hand Safety

A New Year of Hand Safety

The new year can be a promising one for hand safety—but only if employers and workers seriously consider the implications of hand injuries and proper personal protective gloves.

Weekly Testing Ensures Eyewash/ Safety Shower Protection and ANSI Compliance

Weekly Testing Ensures Eyewash/ Safety Shower Protection and ANSI Compliance

Testing is an essential part of ensuring that emergency systems work.



The Perfect Fit: What to Look for in a Footwear Provider

Here are a few things to look for in a safety footwear provider.

Technology Poised to Transform Safety

This year, safety professionals will have access to a wider array of safety technologies than ever before and the widespread adoption of tech will transform safety programs for the better.

Foot Protection Ideas for an Increasingly Aging Workforce: Improving Safety and Preventing Injuries

Foot Protection Ideas for an Increasingly Aging Workforce: Improving Safety and Preventing Injuries

Keeping all skilled workers within the workplace for as long as possible should be a high priority to any business.

Avoid Fatalities and Injuries in the Oil and Gas Industry

The fatality rate for oil and gas workers is seven times higher than other industries, according to the CDC.

How to Conquer Four HazCom Labeling Conundrums

How to Conquer Four HazCom Labeling Conundrums

Why is HazCom such a sand trap for compliance citations?

The Protection Misconception Surrounding Climbing Helmets

According to a report from the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, construction workers have the highest rate of brain injuries among U.S. workers—both fatal and non-fatal.

The Finer Points of Combustible Dust Compliance Requirements

The Finer Points of Combustible Dust Compliance Requirements

Companies that don’t recognize the risks of combustible dust and fail to mitigate them are quite literally playing with fire.

Features to Look for in a Temporary Construction Site Fire Alarm System

Features to Look for in a Temporary Construction Site Fire Alarm System

It makes good sense to have an adaptable, durable, highly functional alert system in place from the first phase of construction to the last.

OSHA Silica Regulations One Year In: The Latest Developments and How Businesses Can Remain Compliant

OSHA Silica Regulations One Year In: The Latest Developments and How Businesses Can Remain Compliant

It is well-known that airborne carcinogens cause various lung and kidney diseases and liver problems, and prolonged exposure can even result in various cancers.

How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries

How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries

Even with rigorous safety protocols in place, the bones and tissues in the back of the hand remain particularly vulnerable to impact injuries.

OSHA to Receive Increase in Budget for FY 2020

The proposed fiscal year budget for 2020 includes a slight bump in financial support for the Occupational Health & Safety Administration.

Reimagining CPR Training to Enable More Real-World Applications

Relatively few people get formal training, while the public generally perceives that only formally trained people can do CPR.

The Underlying Secret to Leadership Power

The “secret” to high-level leadership power? Lead yourself first.

Seven Challenges of Implementing Medical Surveillance under OSHAs New Respirable Silica Standard

OSHA’s silica standard addresses many aspects of workplace protection, including having a written plan, environmental monitoring, housekeeping, training and use of respirators.

Michigan Food Manufacturer Will Stop Production After Repeat Food Violations

Home Style Foods, Inc. has agreed to discontinue selling food products until the company complies with federal regulations and other standards.

Coronavirus Has People Asking: Are Masks or Respirators Really Effective, or Necessary?

Coronavirus Has People Asking: Are Masks or Respirators Really Effective, or Necessary?

The last two months have seen a worldwide reaction to the corona virus that has been infecting, and killing, hundreds. However, many are wondering if respirator devices are effective, or needed at all.

A 22 Million Dollar Grant Addresses Labor Law Enforcement in Five Countries

The Department of Labor (DOL) just awarded $22 million in grants to improve labor law enforcement efforts and prevent forced labor around the globe.

The “Secret of the Century”: Many Oil-and-Gas Workers Handle Radioactive Materials Every Day

The “Secret of the Century”: Many Oil-and-Gas Workers Handle Radioactive Materials Every Day

The oil-and-gas industry produces almost a trillion gallons of toxic waste a year—and a new investigation shows that this radioactive waste could be the cause of workers and communities getting very sick across America.

OH&S SafetyPod: A Crash Course in Combustible Dust

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OH&S SafetyPod: A Crash Course in Combustible Dust

OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard and Combustible Dust expert Russell Ogle discuss the hazards of combustible dust, what to look for and how to react in the event of a catastrophic incident.

OSHA Cites a New Jersey Company for Safety Failures after Employee Was Hospitalized

An aluminum manufacturer in New Jersey is facing penalties of up to $169,524 for its failure to safeguard its employees during an injury incident.

Women Continue to Face Breastfeeding Barriers at Work, One Study Says

Recent data finds that while many breastfeeding mothers are able to get the means they need, there are still gaps in quality and accessibility of breastfeeding resources.

Study Sees Rise in Lonely Americans, and the Workplace Might Play a Part

Study Sees Rise in Lonely Americans, and the Workplace Might Play a Part

More than three in five Americans are lonely, according to a recent report—and co-worker relationships have a significant impact.

Mesothelioma: A Risk to Occupations Everywhere and What You Need to Know

Mesothelioma: A Risk to Occupations Everywhere and What You Need to Know

Mesothelioma is a threat to employees everywhere, and it starts with asbestos exposure.

Two People Killed in a Houston Plant Explosion

On Friday, Jan. 24, a manufacturing business exploded, damaging surrounding buildings and homes. An investigation is underway.

Florida Roofing Contractor Charged $2,202,049 for Failing to Pay Penalties

One company is facing nearly two million dollars in fines after failing to pay outstanding penalties and follow OSHA requirements.

Bathroom Hand-Washing and Flu 2020: What You Could be Doing

Bathroom Hand-Washing and Flu 2020: What You Could be Doing

Washing your hands is more important than you might think--especially during flu season.

Workers are Feeling Betrayed by the Trump Administration

Workers are Asking: What About Us?

As the presidency has continued, more and more people wonder if Trump’s presidency favors employers over workers and their rights.