Leather driving gloves give workers a comfortable grip

Workers who spend their days driving or handling tools and heavy equipment need the protection and comfort that NS® Pigskin Grain Leather Driver's Gloves deliver. NS® Pigskin Grain Leather Driver's Gloves are made from a breathable...Read Full Article

Forum to examine national and state preparedness at "9/11 +10"

From November 30 to December 2, 2011, federal and Arlington, Virginia-area officials will meet to discuss how the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have changed the way the country looks at disaster risk and preparedness, and how it has affected the...Read Full Article

Study: Construction workers still have high injury and illness rates

A new study conducted by the American Public Health Association (APHA) indicates that despite improved safety measures, U.S. construction workers still have a high risk of workplace injuries and an increased risk of occupational illness and death....Read Full Article

OSHA celebrates 40 years of commitment to safety

It has been 40 years since the U.S. Congress and President Richard Nixon made a series of radical proposals to ensure that all workers are provided with a safe working environment, and that injuries, illnesses, and fatalities are avoidable. Now,...Read Full Article

Managing occupational noise exposure

Loud noise threatens workers' hearing and is one of the most widely spread occupational health problems. Employees may find themselves exposed to loud short-term or steady long-term sounds, depending on the nature of their work. Employers must...Read Full Article

OSHA reveals top hazards faced by employers at NSC expo

On November 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) revealed its top 10 most frequently cited violations at the 2011 Congress and Expo. The ranking was presented in a demonstration by Patrick Kapust, deputy director of...Read Full Article

NSC and NIOSH renew safety partnership

On November 1, 2011, the National Safety Council (NSC) and the National Institute for Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH) renewed their partnership during a ceremony at the NSC Congress and Expo in Philadelphia. The renewed agreement was signed by...Read Full Article

Staying alert when daylight saving time (DST) ends

Although pushing the clocks back for daylight savings time (DST) may have meant an extra hour of slumber, sleep experts from Northwestern University say that even a one-hour shift can disrupt sleep patterns. "Sleep problems are widespread and...Read Full Article

EPA webinar informs contractors, renovators of lead rules

On November 10, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a free webinar designed to inform all contractors, landlords, property managers, and anyone performing work on residential renovation, repair, and painting projects on lead-safe...Read Full Article

FDA dedicated to safe disposal of sharps

On November 8, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched a new website containing information that caregivers and patients can use to learn how to safely dispose of needles and other "sharps" found at home and work. The term...Read Full Article

Transportation Secretary releases $2 million in flood relief funds

On November 7, 2011, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that $2 million in emergency funds will be immediately available for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to further repair bridges and roads affected by...Read Full Article

NTSB issues safety recommendations to Coast Guard

On November 8, 2011, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published five new safety recommendations to the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the commercial fishing industry. "The commercial fishing industry continues to have the highest...Read Full Article

BLS releases new occupational injury and illness data

On November 9, 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that in 2010, the rate of nonfatal occupational injury and illness incidents that resulted in time away from work was 118 cases per 10,000 full-time workers. The number indicates...Read Full Article

CDC releases final notice to keep emergency responders informed about infectious disease exposure

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a final notice on emergency responder exposure to potentially deadly diseases. Highlights include an updated list of potentially life-threatening diseases, including illnesses...Read Full Article

EPA rule addresses lead-based paint hazards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a rule regarding Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) for contractors and renovators to follow. The rule addresses the hazards of lead dust and chips created by sanding, cutting, and...Read Full Article

NFPA releases report on firefighter injuries in 2010

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released its report, "U.S. Firefighter Injuries - 2010," which found that injuries in the line of duty have decreased eight percent since 2009, marking their lowest level in 20 years....Read Full Article

OSHA encourages retailers to prepare for holiday sales

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a statement urging large retailers across the country to take measures to prevent worker injuries on upcoming major holiday sales, including "Black Friday." In 2008,...Read Full Article

OSHA releases educational videos on construction safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a series of 12 educational videos that depict potential hazards found in the construction industry, and the safety measures that would have prevented the injuries and fatalities....Read Full Article

NIOSH to create resource to help employers 'buy quiet'

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and its affiliates are working to develop a "Buy Quiet" web tool to help employers keep hazardous noise levels to a minimum at various work sites by using quieter tools and...Read Full Article

Copper thefts increase hazards for utility workers

In Fort Wayne, Indiana, one electric utility has announced that several copper thefts have been reported across its service area, which have led to higher risk of injury for the company's electrical workers. The thieves have been going after...Read Full Article

Working safely in the winter

Companies in many parts of the country are preparing for the oncoming winter, which presents quite a few unique hazards for workers. The most important to note is hypothermia, which can begin quickly and harm worker health and productivity. Make...Read Full Article

ASSE releases sixth edition of electrical safety guide

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has published the sixth edition of its "Illustrated Guide to Electrical Safety." This guide is a reference to help the reader navigate through the Occupational Safety and Health...Read Full Article

New evidence suggests job chemical exposure linked to Parkinson's

In a recent study conducted at the Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, California, researchers found that workers exposed to chemicals in electrical work, industrial machinery repair, and dry cleaning showed a significantly higher risk of...Read Full Article

OSHA plans Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health meeting

With the Secretary of Labor renewing the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) for another two years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced it will hold a FACOSH meeting on December 1,...Read Full Article

NSC reminds drivers to be cautious on Thanksgiving

As millions of drivers leave work the day before Thanksgiving, highways across America will be filling with families and individuals heading home for the holiday. To remind drivers to remain cautious as they drive home from work and over the...Read Full Article

EPA announces final study plan to assess impact of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water

In early November, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it had finalized its plans to study the potential impact of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water through an assessment directed by Congress. Congress has requested that...Read Full Article

OSHA to hold meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced it will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) December 13-16, 2011, and is currently accepting nominations for individuals to serve...Read Full Article

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