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Why School Wellness Isn’t Just for Kids: Many Teachers are Stressed and Depressed

The stress and anxiety that often accompanies teachers' jobs has a hugely negative effect on teacher performance and personal life. In fact, about one in 20 teachers has a long-lasting mental health issue.

Dell Announces the Top 20 Most Rugged Jobs Out There

Computer technology company, Dell Inc., is recognizing those who work in the most extreme environmental elements and in some of the most labor-intensive settings.

Oregon Workers Are Invited to take a ‘Safety Break’ May 13

Oregon OSHA recently announced the statewide initiative to take part in Safety Break for Oregon on May 13 in an effort to promote workplace safety and health.



Tips to Winterize Your Workplace Safety Plan

Tips to Winterize Your Workplace Safety Plan

While safety prep should begin well before the first frost covers the ground, it’s never too late to make sure safety precautions are set for whatever winter brings.

NIOSH and the National Science Foundation’s Funding for Workplace Robots

Funding will soon be available to further research collaborative robots (co-robots) in the workplace. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2020.

This Week is Burn Awareness Week

This Week is Burn Awareness Week

The first week of February (2-8) is Burn Awareness Week, observed by the American Burn Association. Educate yourself on burn, fire, and life safety and help prevent harmful or fatal burns.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NSC Provides Tips for Employers Regarding the Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV

Employers need to ensure that they are doing everything they can to keep workplaces safe and healthy in the presence of the coronavirus.

Psychological Safety: The Key to Worker Happiness and Team Productivity

Psychological Safety: The Key to Worker Happiness and Team Productivity

There is a common fear among many employees that speaking up or expressing their opinions will backfire on them in the workplace. Learn about psychological safety at work and how you can improve employee wellbeing.

Pennsylvania Roofing Contractor Fined $605,371 for Exposing Employees to Fall Hazards

OSHA has cited Webb Contractor Corp. for exposing workers to fall hazards at three worksites in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The roofing contractor faces $605,371 in penalties.

“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.