Cancelation of Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction supported by ASSE

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has publicly stated its support for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) directive canceling the interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction....Read Full Article

Alliance renewed to reduce employee exposure to chemical hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on March 1, 2012, that it has renewed a partnership with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) to promote best practices to reduce worker exposure to hazardous...Read Full Article

Gulf oil spill health study climbs over 10,000 participants

It has been almost two years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and now more than 10,000 cleanup workers that devoted their time and energy to the project are taking part in the Gulf Long-term Follow-up (GuLF) STUDY. The...Read Full Article

Offer reliable, stylish eyewear to employees

Employees involved in construction, maintenance, manufacturing, or any work where there is a possibility of flying particles, need eye protection. Reduce the risk of eye injuries with the N-Specs® Riptide® Safety Glasses with Gray Lens....Read Full Article

Alliance between OSHA, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry renewed

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on March 5, 2012, that it has renewed its alliance with the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry (PCBI) to continue providing PCBI members and their employees with...Read Full Article

OSHA highlights tornado preparedness and response guidelines in wake of deadly outbreak

In response to the deadly outbreak of tornadoes that swept across the United States last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has highlighted its Tornado Preparedness and Response sheet, which outlines the hazards workers...Read Full Article

OSHA develops program to keep dairy farm workers safe from common hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has created a new local emphasis program to protect workers from hazards found on dairy farms throughout Wisconsin, including risks related to manure storage, lack of vehicle roll-over...Read Full Article

Deliver safe breathing with effective Moldex 2200 respirators

Reduce exposure to airborne particulates with the Moldex 2200 N95 disposable particulate respirator. The molded nose bridge and attached straps deliver a secure, consistent fit and help employees remain comfortable ans safe. The Moldex 2200 N95...Read Full Article

Disposable coveralls provide comfortable protection in any environment

Many work environments require employees to wear protective clothing to avoid health hazards and possible contamination. Offering employees DuPont™ Tyvek® Disposable Coveralls with Hood, Elastic Wrists & Ankles can enhance safety and...Read Full Article

Nitrile gloves provide comfort and protection

Laboratory, assembly line, and industrial workers require hand protection to help keep them safe. Offering employees NS® FlexShield® Nitrile 5 Mil 9 1/2" Disposable Gloves can reduce workplace injury and health risks. NS®...Read Full Article

First quadrivalent vaccine for seasonal influenza approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of FluMist Quadrivalent, a vaccine to prevent seasonal influenza in people between the ages of 2 and 49, making it the first approved flu vaccine to contain four strains of the virus -...Read Full Article

Transportation Secretary LaHood announces new railroad projects across the U.S.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide $16.9 million to 12 cities and states to relocate, replace, and improve railroad tracks as a part of the Federal Railroad...Read Full Article

New standard for insulating apparel published by ISEA

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has published a new industry standard to provide workers in cold temperatures with appropriate insulated apparel. The American National Standard for Classification of Insulating Apparel Used in...Read Full Article

Occupational health safety network created by NIOSH

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is in the process of developing a voluntary and secure electronic occupational safety and health monitoring system that will keep tabs on workplace data. The original version of the...Read Full Article

DOT awards Carnegie Mellon, Penn Engineering $3.5 million for transportation research

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science $3.5 million to be used over the next two years to research ways to...Read Full Article

ASSE renews OSHA alliance to promote best practices for occupational safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have renewed their alliance to promote best practices for keeping worker exposure to health and physical hazards to a minimum. The renewed...Read Full Article

Risk of severe flooding low in spring 2012

After finishing an exceptionally dry winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that no area of the country faces a high risk of major to record setting floods this spring, the first time such a forecast has been issued...Read Full Article

DOT report highlights need for investment in transportation infrastructure

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on March 16, 2012 that a new report indicates a large gap between the amount of spending being done on transportation infrastructure and the estimated levels of expenditures needed to keep the...Read Full Article

OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard to protect workers from chemical exposure

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its Hazard Communication Standard in order to better protect workers from hazardous chemicals, aligning the standards with the United Nations' global chemical labeling system....Read Full Article

Fatal falls in private construction industry decline 42 percent

Fatal work injuries involving falls dropped 2 percent to 635 in 2010, compared to 645 in 2009, and have dropped 25 percent from a high of 847 fatal falls in 2007, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Since 2007, fatal falls...Read Full Article

New chemical standard introduces pictograms

The revised version of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), which was announced in mid-March by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), will use nine new pictograms that show what health, physical and environmental hazards are...Read Full Article

EPA Administrator testifies before U.S. Senate on budget

On March 22, 2012, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson testified before the U.S. Senate and Committee on Environment and Public Works, where she discussed the EPA's $8.344 billion budget request and the...Read Full Article

Research from NIOSH helps reduce fatalities in commercial fishing industry

A new report written by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) states that research conducted by the federally funded agency has helped to reduce commercial fishing industry fatalities by 42 percent. NIOSH first started...Read Full Article

OSHA seeks comments on ways to prevent reinforcing concrete worker injuries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is seeking comments on the best ways to prevent injuries and fatalities during concrete reinforcement activities within the construction industry. The agency is also requesting comments...Read Full Article

Safety 2012 to study use of safety products in the workplace

At Safety 2012, which will be held June 3-5 in Denver, Colorado, participants including safety, health, and environmental professionals working across all industries will learn about the latest advancements in personal protective equipment and...Read Full Article

First Carbon Pollution Standard for Future Power Plants proposed by EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 27, 2012, that it had proposed the first Clean Air Act standard for Carbon Pollution from new power plants. The proposed standard indicates the trend toward building cleaner power...Read Full Article

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