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GM Announces Next Phase for Design Unit

The 360,000-square-foot expansion of the GM Design studios in Warren, Micn., is the final stage of a $1 billion investment in GM's Global Technical Center, which is a National Historic Landmark site.

Report Says South's Construction Boom Costly to Workers

The report points out that workplace injuries are common among these workers, fewer than half are offered medical insurance by their employers, and more than half earn less than $15 an hour despite having on average high levels of experience in the industry.

OSH Pros' Feedback Sought on Corporate Sustainability Standard

"The GRI 403 standard provides a lever for change in corporate reporting practices on OHS globally," said Kathy A. Seabrook, chair of the CSHS Board of Directors. "Safety and health professionals need to step up, participate, and influence the final standard through this public consultation period. It's a significant development in our profession."



MEGAComfort Adds Team Category to Hardest Worker Contest

"Walking a mile in the shoes of a hard worker is no easy task," said Dr. Kevan Orvitz, Podiatrist and Tustin, Calif.-based MEGAComfort's founder. "We created this contest to honor the nation's hardest workers that represent the essence of the Labor Day holiday and to highlight the importance of worker appreciation.

The chemical industry needs methods that take into account that chemical plants are increasingly part of clusters of such plants.

Rethinking Chemical Security Risks

There is a need for a value-driven security risk assessment in chemical clusters.

Whether you are a Millennial, a Gen-Xer, or a Baby Boomer, all workers need to be aware of the dangers of hearing loss. (Radians photo)

The Millennial Generation: Wired for Sound and At Risk for Hearing Loss

Sound-level meter apps available for smart phones "can have a tremendous and far-reaching impact in the area of noise control," says the CDC.

CDC Launches Sepsis Campaign

"Detecting sepsis early and starting immediate treatment is often the difference between life and death. It starts with preventing the infections that lead to sepsis," said CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. "We created Get Ahead of Sepsis to give people the resources they need to help stop this medical emergency in its tracks."

Drivers cannot be caught in the middle of a service crisis and a safety value dilemma. There are likely many policies and procedures in place that need a slight adaptation to the inflexible reality of electronic logging. (J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. photo)

Will Electronic Logs Change Your Safety Culture?

Follow these five steps to prepare for the collision of culture and technology.

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Workplace Wellness: The Role of Ergonomics and Movement

By incorporating movement into the work day, employees can also reduce their risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Employees demonstrated a surprising false sense of security: Despite the reported lack of training, employees believe they or someone in the workplace will know how to perform CPR+AED or first aid in the event of an emergency.

Employees Unprepared for Cardiac Emergencies at Work

More than half—56 percent of respondents in a new AHA-commissioned survey—said that they do not know the location of the AED in their workplace.

No ethical incentive provider would create a program to discourage reporting—tracking safety issues is an integral part of making a workplace safer!

Safety Incentives: It's a Small World, After All

No ethical incentive provider would create a program to discourage reporting—tracking safety issues is an integral part of making a workplace safer!

The Right Amount of Leadership Done Easy

How many of us have adopted a strategy because it was easy, even though it was ineffective?

We Need More Answers on Marijuana's Effects

NIST researchers are laying the technical groundwork for manufacturers to develop accurate devices.

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.

New ANR Technology in Triple Hearing Protection Safely Extends Work Time

There is a certain class of occupational environments where engineering controls are not feasible and double hearing protection is inadequate.

The 15/60 rule ensures no product or materials necessary to perform a manufacturing job require an employee to reach down below 15 inches or above 60 inches. (JLG Industries, Inc. photo)

Making Safety Part of a Company's DNA

A comprehensive safety analysis should not be limited to the facility. It should also include a review of all tasks and processes, giving priority to high-risk areas.

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

Safety Shines Brightly in Indy This Month

There will be plenty to learn and do at the NSC Congress & Expo in downtown Indianapolis.

A good improvement creates a win-win situation: better for the employee and better for production.

Engaging Our Mature Workers for Better Sustainability, Safety, and Efficiency

Prioritization of tasks and planning the work are the keys to keeping the momentum of the team.

The impairment argument is incredibly complex. Many employers use the term in workplace drug and alcohol policies but this may not be the most prudent choice as marijuana impairment cannot necessarily be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Get Out Your Checkbook: What Legalized Marijuana is Going to Cost

With such overwhelming support, one could assume that legalization has clear benefits for everyone. That assumption is not only costly, it could prove to be dead wrong.

Pushing Past Leading Indicators: Measuring Value and Balanced Scorecards

Are the things you are doing adding value? Are levels of compliance increasing? Are beliefs and behaviors changing?

Reasonable suspicion drug testing is a critical safety measure.

The Cost of Non-Compliance

State mandatory law compliance and state marijuana law issues are certainly concerns that company program managers must deal with. However, ADA issues may be far more problematic.

Safety features have to exist in proper balance with comfort. If safety footwear does not fit properly or is uncomfortable, employees may not wear them consistently or find excuses to avoid wearing them. (Red Wing Shoe Co. photo)

Stand Your Ground

Slip resistance is a challenge. It's ideal to work with a safety footwear provider who understands the tradeoffs and can help advise your organization on the right product for the work environment.

Examples of noise reduction strategies include: regular equipment maintenance, isolating workers from noise through soundproofing and noise damping, and upgrading to lower-noise tools and machinery. (Photo courtesy of 3M Personal Safety Division)

Seven Elements for a Hearing Conservation Program & You

Follow these steps to ensure you have an effective hearing conservation program.

Praise and social recognition of people exhibiting preferred behaviors create role models for others to emulate. Tangible awards given in the spirit of friendly competition can enhance engagement and participation.

Safety Incentives: Why One Size Does Not Fit All

It's finding the right blend of motivators that makes the difference between a successful program and one that just bumps along.

Compressed air systems can be hazardous and create potential liabilities for employers.

Pressure Increases to Implement Safe Alternatives to Compressed Air

Growing awareness of the dangers and potential liabilities of compressed air has industries and institutions exploring new options.

Consider replacing existing anti-fatigue matting with an insole wear test trial program. This program can help establish feedback from employees who are trialing the insoles for a few weeks. (MEGAComfort photo)

Improving Employee Health and Workplace Productivity with an Insole Program

Feet are the foundation of the body, carrying the burden of weight while supporting the knees, back, and hips.

Unsettling as it may sound, your home could actually be making you sick, leaving builders and manufacturers vulnerable to damaging and costly reputational harm and possible litigation.

Breathe Easy: Taking a 'Whole House Solution' Approach to Indoor Air Quality

Accumulation of biological pollutants can result in hazardous health effects for occupants, as well as structural damage to the building.

NY Suspends Road and Bridge Construction Lane Closures for Labor Day Weekend

The suspension accommodates travelers during the busy Labor Day holiday weekend. Most construction projects will be suspended, but some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs.

New Chair Nominated for Hawaii Labor Relations Board

If confirmed, State Rep. Marcus Oshiro will complete the six-year term left vacant by the resignation of Kerry Komatsubara, which ends June 30, 2018. He is also being appointed for a six-year term to end June 30, 2024.

Contingency Planning Pays Off at Safety+

Some attendees and exhibitors also stayed away because of Harvey, but not as many as might have been expected, J.A. Rodriguez Jr., a VPPPA Board of Directors member, said Aug. 31. Attendees from Valero and ExxonMobil were on hand despite the storm's impact on refineries and offshore platforms, and some exhibitors from the affected areas came late -- some on Wednesday evening -- but still arrived in time to exhibit on Thursday.

Texas' Texting Ban Kicks in 9/1

"The new law will help reduce crashes, save lives, and make Texas roads safer for everyone," Kent Livesay, vice president and general manager of AAA Texas, wrote in his message to readers. "This new law will make travel safer for every Texan."