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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.

Construction Workers Most Likely to Use Opioids and Cocaine, According to Recent Study

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.

Alarming Your Tank Farm

Why safety-critical alarms can prevent another tank farm explosion.

Your Risk for Heart Health Issues Could be Tied to Your Occupation

Your Risk for Heart Health Issues Could be Tied to Your Occupation

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.



Keeping Postal Service Workers Safe During the Holidays

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.

A+A 2019: Leading International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work

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.

The Best and Worst Cities to Drive in, According to the 2019 Driving Cities Index

The Best and Worst Cities to Drive in, According to the 2019 Driving Cities Index

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.

Rising Demand for Industrial Safety Gloves and Workplace Safety Regulations

Rising Demand for Industrial Safety Gloves and Workplace Safety Regulations

Did you know that worker hand injuries account for almost one million medical emergencies across America every year?

Pure Safety Group Recalls Guardian and Web Device 3-Way SRLs Immediate Stop Use Required

Limited part numbers affected, with repair available to recertify units.

Vaping Illness Culprit Identified: Vitamin E Acetate

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.

Looking Ahead: Three Workplace Safety Trends for 2020

Looking Ahead Three Workplace Safety Trends for 2020

Worker safety is now an on-the-job priority—most companies, across all industries, have realized this throughout 2019.

NSC Sees Increase in Unintentional Worker Fatality Rate

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.

One New Device Tracks Warehouse Worker Movement to Improve Safety

One New Device Tracks Warehouse Worker Movement to Improve Safety

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.

Choosing Microlearning for Safety

Choosing Microlearning for Safety

Safety managers can make safety training more effective by supplementing formal training methods with microlearning.

Sedentary Jobs: How to Minimize the Health Risks

Sedentary Jobs: How to Minimize the Health Risks

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 Say Running——Even Once a Week——Can Extend Life Expectancy

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.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is Real, and Here Are Some Ways to Combat It

Seasonal Affective Disorder is Real, and Here Are Some Ways to Combat It

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.

OSHA’s Ionizing Radiation Page: A Resource Guide

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.

Verdict from 2016 Trench Collapse Convicts Company Owner of Manslaughter

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.

Flicker-Free LED Lighting and Healthier Workplaces: An Analysis

Flicker-Free LED Lighting and Healthier Workplaces: An Analysis

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.

Daylight Savings Kicks off Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Daylight Savings Kicks off Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

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.

Fall Out of Risk and into Efficiency Safety Tips for a Successful Fall

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.

Pregnant Worker Accommodation Bill May Be on Its Way to the House

Pregnant Worker Accommodation Bill May Be on Its Way to the House

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.

Employee Dies in Meat Grinder Incident, and Company Fined $50,000

OSHA fines Lycoming County meat processing business after an employee died on site.

Is Protection Part of Your PPE’s DNA — Or Just Tacked On?

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.

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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.

Predicting Workplace Violence: The Problem with Profiles

Predicting Workplace Violence: The Problem with Profiles

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.

OSHA Reminds Employers to Protect Employees from CA Wildfire Smoke

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.

New Tuberculosis Vaccine Could be a Game Changer

New Tuberculosis Vaccine Could be a Game Changer

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.

Construction Worker Killed by Elevator After He Dropped his Phone

Last week, a worker was killed by an elevator after reportedly dropping his phone. An investigation is ongoing.

Workaholics vs Working Long Hours How They Separately Affect Your Health

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.