New safety initiatives and a National Academy of Sciences study have come in response to dozens of accidents in recent years at industrial and academic labs.
The simple addition of air movement improves safety, comfort, and productivity.
Rugged smartphones and small handheld devices end up being a great fit for OHS specialists who spend time at a wide variety of work sites, from oil and gas wells to petrochemical plants to refineries.
Employers can find assistance in maintaining an effective noise monitoring and hearing loss prevention program from OSHA and NIOSH.
What many don't realize is that discretionary effort is only created through the use of positive reinforcement.
Today's advanced communications systems provide considerably more automation and control than in the past.
Large, man-made disasters are best addressed with a combination of providing the information via communication links and some level of on-site support.
Consider what to expect in terms of disruption of services and the length of time it is likely to take for any or all of them to be restored.
Safety professionals are finding that the more time they spend with the revised standard looking at training, the more questions they have about GHS adoption in general.
More than 8 percent of full-time U.S. workers commute an hour or longer to work, and 61.1 percent of those with long commutes drive to work alone.
From NTSB Chair Deborah A.P. Hersman to major construction trade associations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, President Obama, and the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, numerous leaders in Washington, D.C., are calling for making major investments to repair America's roads and bridges.
Next time your systems integrator comes in for the routine fire alarm system inspection, ask for recommendations on preparing paperwork for accreditation.
From the NECC fungal infection nightmare to a record payment to NHTSA for not reporting vehicle safety defects in a timely manner, there are more than enough items on 2012's Worst Actor list. Fortunately, Best Actor contenders are even more plentiful.
Health care and human factors are in the spotlight in March and April, with AIHce 2013 and Safety 2013 following close behind.
The FDA issued draft guidance Jan. 9 to aid manufacturers trying to devise abuse-deterrent opioids. A county attorney in Arizona and the U.S. Navy recently tried other methods to deter abuse of synthetic drugs.
The now-departed secretary was a true friend of organized labor. ASSE President Richard Pollock says OSHA was "a positive partner" under her leadership.
To put it simply, your father would not recognize the new work gloves on the market today. In fact, these are not even your older brother's gloves.
Wind energy impacts the economy, environment, and employee safety in significant ways.
Is the system scalable? As your needs expand, your wireless system should be able to expand with you.
The critical differentiator should be "Proven" vs. "Unproven," because when it comes safety, decisions should be made on facts, not stories and marketing terms