One recent study published in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence notes that those in construction jobs are most likely to use pain-relieving drugs. This puts them at high risk for injury and overdose fatality.
Why safety-critical alarms can prevent another tank farm explosion.
A recent study presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions notes that certain types of work have an association with heart disease—especially in women.
Postal services are at peak business over the holidays, but that means worker risk for postal service men and women are also high. Here are a few simple things you can do to keep keep mail carriers and USPS drivers safe.
The recent staging of A+A – the Leading International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work – closed in Düsseldorf, Germany to record results: 2,121 exhibitors from 63 nations showcased their innovations to over 73,000 trade visitors.
One recent study compared 100 global cities on their air pollution, infrastructure, congestion, associated driving costs, and incidents of road rage. Some of the findings might surprise you.
Did you know that worker hand injuries account for almost one million medical emergencies across America every year?
Limited part numbers affected, with repair available to recertify units.
After months of research into what exactly could be causing hundreds of vapers to fall ill from lung diseases, researchers think they’ve found one common suspect.
Worker safety is now an on-the-job priority—most companies, across all industries, have realized this throughout 2019.
The National Safety Council is disheartened to see an increase in work-related fatality rates this year compared to last, and many think factors like drug overdoses and vehicle crashes are to blame.
A monitor device made by startup StrongArm Technologies Inc. tracks employee movement and notifies them when their activity is potentially dangerous—and it’s already helping reduce workplace injuries.
Safety managers can make safety training more effective by supplementing formal training methods with microlearning.
American employees who have full-time jobs spend an average of 9.2 hours per day working and a lot of that time is spent sitting down.
Recent studies on a handful of running research finds suggests that people who run, even just once a week or month, have a 27 percent lower risk of premature death.
As fall transitions into winter, people are at a higher risk for seasonal affective disorder. If you are one of thousands of people struggling with seasonal depression, here are ways to get out of your slump.
If you didn’t know, OSHA is working to help protect employees who are exposed to ionizing radiation as an effect of their job environments. Check out the OSHA ionizing radiation page for information on radiation standards, health effects, and control and prevention methods.
Last week, a drain pipe company owner was convicted of manslaughter in relation to a 2016 trench collapse that killed two workers. The Boston Herald says this serves as a reminder of employer responsibility for worker safety.
In the quest to ensure a healthier, safer and more productive work environment, lighting innovations can be a central factor. The advent of flicker-free LED lighting offers a promising alternative to fluorescent, incandescent and early-generation LED lighting, even as it significantly reduces maintenance costs.
Even though Americans gained an hour of sleep this past weekend, workers are still urged to prioritize sleep—especially because driving drowsy is comparable to driving intoxicated.
Transitioning from relaxed summer days to the longer, weather-prone days of fall can be challenging for an unprepared workforce. Below are a few seasonal safety tips for a successful fall all companies can follow.
An update to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act sponsored by a Democrat could make changes in how pregnant workers are accommodated in the workplace. It’s gaining much Democratic support, but many Republicans are still reluctant.
OSHA fines Lycoming County meat processing business after an employee died on site.
In the world of flame resistant (FR) work wear, there are two key categories to choose from: garments made from “inherent” FR fabric and those made with “treated” FR fabric. While both offer code-compliant protection from workplace hazards like arc flash and flash fire, there are critical differences between them — particularly over the lifespan of the garment.
A safety culture expands beyond the confines of physical walls and core hours. To effectively manage ever-evolving regulatory requirements, increasingly flexible work arrangements, and rapidly changing business demands, modern-day safety programs must be as adaptable as the individuals who maintain them.
Stopping workplace violence is a high priority for anyone filling a supervisory position in their organization. Unfortunately, there are several commonly held myths about effective strategies for doing so.
As a number of wildfires burn in California, OSHA reminds employers to be mindful of air quality regulations and protect employees from unhealthy wildfire smoke.
While a new vaccine for TB might not see the market for another couple years, researchers are very optimistic it could be hugely helpful in treating TB worldwide.
Last week, a worker was killed by an elevator after reportedly dropping his phone. An investigation is ongoing.
After research on people’s work habits, mentalities, and hours, it is clear that there is a difference between simply working a lot and being a workaholic, and it comes down to mentality and coping mechanisms. Both, however, have different effects on your health.