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.
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.
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.
More than three in five Americans are lonely, according to a recent report—and co-worker relationships have a significant impact.
Mesothelioma is a threat to employees everywhere, and it starts with asbestos exposure.
On Friday, Jan. 24, a manufacturing business exploded, damaging surrounding buildings and homes. An investigation is underway.
One company is facing nearly two million dollars in fines after failing to pay outstanding penalties and follow OSHA requirements.
Washing your hands is more important than you might think--especially during flu season.
As the presidency has continued, more and more people wonder if Trump’s presidency favors employers over workers and their rights.
On Jan. 21, the Department of Labor (DOL) celebrates the 1970 OSH Act with “Protecting the American Workforce Campaign.”
People have been trying to solve the problem of musculoskeletal injuries for years. However, ergonomics is simply not the whole answer.
Combustible dust is a prominent threat in many workplaces, and it’s no wonder OSHA has a number of regulations and standards on the topic. Here is what you need to know about the hazards, causes, and risks of combustible dust in the workplace.
Injury and illness recordkeeping are important for every employer to stay compliant. Don’t miss the deadline.
Firefighters, police officers, and other first responders never know what a day on the job is going to look like. Many of these people deal with high levels of trauma, and their mental health record is taking a toll.
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants' Association (VPPPA) recently announced a charity campaign to raise awareness about mental health and mental health resources.
Many are calling the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ‘long overdue’—and it has advanced with bipartisan support to the House floor for a vote. Here’s what you need to know as employer or pregnant employee.
On Jan. 15, OSHA raised its civil penalties by approximately 1.8 percent, which seems like a steep change. Still, though, new analysis shows that companies are using the abatement process to dramatically lessen their charges.
A $2,000 tuition award will go to a female student interested in pursuing EHS or a related field.
Nursing faculty from Purdue University in Indiana raised their own alert on vaping products last months after the CDC confirmed Indiana as the leading state for vape-related deaths.
OSHA cited a Wisconsin manufacturer for exposing employees to high rates of lead and copper dust. The company is facing $171,628 in penalties.
Did you know that your biggest daily exposure to air pollutants comes while driving to work? A recent study from the University of California gives tips on how to best clean the air inside your car.
A 15-year-old worker suffered fatal injuries after a fall at a work site in Alabama. The company is facing $159,118 in penalty fines from OSHA.
Public comment has been requested on NIOSH’s 2020-2029 draft for motor vehicle safety. It aims to minimize work-related vehicle crashes as usual, but here are its new and different focuses.
There has been a reported increase in worker deaths in the state of California according to most recent data from 2018.
Since the lockout at a Co-op refinery began on Dec. 5, the provincial labour ministry has not received any reports of injuries or dangerous occurrences. Yet, OHS officers have not visited the Regina refinery since the lockout began.
On Monday of this week, a crane partially collapsed in downtown Charlottesville and partially injured an employee. Investigators teamed with OSHA to figure out what happened.
Do you ever think about what staring at screens does to our eyes all day? Harvard Health Publishing investigated blue light and its effects on our sleep and health.
A recent study by the American Heart Association tested the blood pressure from employees who worked 49-plus hours on the job weekly compared with that of those who worked fewer than 35 hours a week. The results suggest a bigger problem of hypertension than expected.
The craft beer brewing industry has been booming lately, but OSHA has also been citing employers left and right for these common violations.
OSHA responded to employers’ question about the use of headphones to listen to music on construction sites: there is no rule prohibiting headphone use, but there are identified hazards and risks employers should consider.