OSHA reaccredited to continue providing training programs

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Directorate of Training and Education (DTE) was recently reaccredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to keep providing Continuing...Read Full Article

CSB releases new chemical safety video

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a new version of a compilation of safety videos entitled "Safety Videos Volume 2," which details various accidents in chemical research plants, including dust fires and explosions, that have...Read Full Article

Washington Monument being studied in NOAA leveling survey

One of the most recognizable monuments in all of Washington, D.C., is currently the subject of an in-depth survey to determine if there have been any leveling issues within the National Mall caused by the August 2011 earthquake that hit the eastern...Read Full Article

Number of LEED-certified building projects hits 12,000

In late March, 2012, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a major milestone had been achieved for the global green building market when the number of LEED-certified commercial building projects hit the 12,000 mark. Since being...Read Full Article

White House, state governors sign MOU for offshore wind projects

The Obama Administration and governors of the Great Lakes States announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance the coordination and speed of review for potential offshore wind projects. On March 30, 2012, President...Read Full Article

OSHA provides compliance assistance for tornado recovery workers in Dallas

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a statement urging all recovery workers, employers, and the public to use extreme caution during recovery efforts following the damaging tornadoes that struck the Dallas/Fort...Read Full Article

Lightweight safety glasses provide reliable option to workers in several industries

Finding an affordable, comfortable eye protection solution is now easier with N-Specs® Tridon® Safety Glasses with Clear Anti-Fog Lens. This eyewear delivers comfort, protection, and style to workers who perform tasks indoors and out....Read Full Article

OSHA seeks applications for $1.2 million in safety training grants

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting applications under the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program to fund training for workers and employers on how to recognize workplace hazards and control measures. The training...Read Full Article

Disposable ear plugs can help employees in loud workplaces

Protect workers from a noisy work environment with the NS® Soft Fit® Disposable Corded Foam Ear Plugs. They feature soft, comfortable non-allergenic foam construction and help keep workers safe. These ear plugs have an enhanced...Read Full Article

Increase workplace safety with reliable hand protection

Reduce the challenges involved when providing comfortable yet effective protection to workers. Northern Safety delivers a solution with NS® Economical Double Palm Leather Work Gloves with Rubberized Safety Cuff. The NS®...Read Full Article

NFPA develops quiz to help property, homeowners prepare for wildfires

The National Fire Protection Association's Firewise Communities Program is offering a new online quiz entitled "Preparing Your Home for Wildfire Season," which was designed to help property owners and residents prepare their assets for...Read Full Article

Tornado recovery efforts continue in Missouri nearly one year later

The tornado response and recovery efforts currently taking place in Texas are echoing the devastating storms that leveled the town of Joplin, Missouri, in May, 2011 - where the efforts to rebuild are still underway. In February, Missouri Governor...Read Full Article

Deliver essential visibility to traffic workers

Provide higher visibility for employees working in areas with complex backgrounds, in inclement weather, and workers that may have their attention drawn away from approaching vehicles with the NS® Hi-Vis Economy Class 2 Traffic Safety...Read Full Article

Disposable coveralls deliver comfortable, easy-to-wear safety option

Help employees stay safe and comfortable in the workplace or at the jobsite with Dupont™ Tyvek® Disposable Coveralls with Hood, Boots, and Elastic Wrists, even in the messiest situations. Dupont™ Tyvek® Disposable Coveralls with...Read Full Article

Provide comfortable eye protection with stylish Nemesis® safety glasses

Enhance compliance by offering workers the sleek Jackson® Safety Nemesis® safety glasses with smoke lens. Workers appreciate the look of this glass and it helps protect against eye injuries. The glasses meet ANSI requirements, and come...Read Full Article

DOT proposes new pipeline safety rules

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT's) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed a set of new procedures it hopes will improve excavation damage prevention programs and raise the penalties for...Read Full Article

NIOSH highlights Total Worker Health initiative

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is highlighting its Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) initiative to effectively address health promotion and protection in the workplace. The program was developed as a...Read Full Article

Youth workers need more protection on job sites, study finds

A recent study published in Public Health Reports found that 88 workers under the age of 20 died from work-related injuries in 2010, while another 20,000 suffered an occupational injury or illness that led to time away from work. The study found...Read Full Article

Enhance worksite communication with Motorola two-way radios

Many companies accept projects that require employees to complete tasks over an extended area. Keeping in touch is a priority for managers and workers, and the Motorola RDX Series™ On-Site Business Two-Way UHF, 2 Channel, 2 Watt Radio allows...Read Full Article

Get outstanding protection with heavy-duty grade leather gloves

Hand protection plays an important part in reducing workplace risks and improving employees' safety. NS® heavy-duty grade work gloves with double leather palms and safety cuffs to protect workers' hands in a varierty of industries. These gloves...Read Full Article

Cordless Max Lite® low pressure ear plugs help reduce hearing loss

Worksites and workplaces can expose employees to loud noises that cause hearing damage. Reduce hearing loss with excellent hearing protection from Howard Leight. These cordless Max Lite® disposable ear plugs enhance workplace safety with a...Read Full Article

EPA announces cities with highest construction rates of Energy Star Buildings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on April 11, 2012, it had released its annual list of the metropolitan areas of the country that have built the most Energy Star certified buildings based on 2011 data. The list of 25 cities...Read Full Article

Updated locomotive safety standards announced by DOT

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on April 9, 2012, that a final locomotive safety rule had been cleared that eliminates unnecessary regulatory burdens, increases the use of new technologies and merges current industry and...Read Full Article

Affordable N-Specs® Tri-Star protect employees' vision

Reduce workplace injuries and help workers remain productive by providing N-Specs® Tri-Star® 200 adjustable safety glasses. This enhanced eyewear will keep workers safe in any indoor or outdoor environment. Supply eye protection that not...Read Full Article

OSHA looks to start more Training Institute Education Centers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on April 12, 2012, that it will begin accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to be cleared to give standard classroom instruction on occupational safety and...Read Full Article

Quality and durability – NS® FlexShield® protective gloves

Deliver superior grip in wet and dry conditions with durable the 5 mil  NS® FlexShield® disposable latex exam gloves. Low powder makes these gloves easier to put on and provides a cooler fit. Experience the benefits of reliable...Read Full Article

Traffic Incident Management Systems study completed by USFA, FHA

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHA) in partnership with the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) have updated the 2008 edition of the Traffic Incident Management Systems (TIMS)...Read Full Article

OSHA to hold meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) on May 3, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The meeting is being held to review revised recommendations...Read Full Article

OSHA to hold meeting for Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) May 8-11, 2012 in Washington, DC. The ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary...Read Full Article

Highway tunnels to receive $422 million toward renovations

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on April 13, 2012, that a $422 million loan had been provided to aid in the cost of constructing a new Midtown Tunnel and refurbishing existing tunnels to help break up traffic congestion in Norfolk...Read Full Article

New OSHA directive describes communication with workplace fatality victims' families

A new directive from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) gives OSHA representatives a guideline for how to discuss investigation procedures with family members after a workplace fatality has occurred. The guidance was...Read Full Article

CDC reports first H3N2 variant flu virus infection for 2012

The first case of a human being infected with an influenza A H3N2 variant (H3N2v) virus in 2012 has been reported, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified as a strain very similar to the H3N2v that infected 12...Read Full Article

Demolition project helps Oak Ridge National Library to become a cleaner, safer place

Contractors for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) recently demolished four structures in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as part of the Building 3026 C/D Hot Cells Project. The demolished building at one time processed...Read Full Article

U.S. safety agencies work together to protect roadway workers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on April 19, 2012, that it had renewed an alliance with the Roadway Work Zone Safety and Health Partners to increase protection of workers in roadway construction work zones. The...Read Full Article

ACOEM releases checklist for indoor environmental hazards

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has released a checklist to address the growing concern over indoor environmental hazards. The checklist was written to help protect the health and safety of workers,...Read Full Article

Study finds grain entrapment cases decreased sharply

A study conducted by Purdue University's Agricultural Safety and Health Program reported fatal and non-fatal grain entrapments dropped significantly to 27 cases in 2011. Grain entrapment cases were down 47 percent compared to the year before, a...Read Full Article

Comfortable leather palm gloves safeguard workers' hands

Finding quality products to protect a worker's health and safety is important. Provide NS® leather palm work gloves to help workers reduce abrasions, bruises, cuts, and blisters. The NS® Hand Protection Leather Palm Work Gloves with Safety...Read Full Article

OSHA launches outreach program to prevent "struck by" accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has initiated a new outreach program in the Midwest that aims to educate workers and employers about preventing "struck by" vehicle accidents. These accidents occur when a conventional...Read Full Article

DOT selects five new construction projects to apply for loans

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood announced on April 24, 2012, that five new projects had been selected to apply for Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Loans. The new projects will be...Read Full Article

3M Classic™ ear plugs limit harmful noise

Secure, comfortable hearing protection that guards against harmful noise while still allowing workers to verbally communicate is available with the 3M E-A-R™ Classic™ disposable uncorded ear plugs. These low pressure, slow-recovery PVC...Read Full Article

Tridon® eye protection improves safety

Provide clear lens N-Specs® Tridon® safety glasses to increase workers' safety in a variety of work environments. Employees will appreciate the comfort, and enjoy the sleek, stylish design. Tridon's lightweight frame includes padded temples...Read Full Article

Secretary of Labor observes Workers' Memorial Day, announces fall prevention campaign

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced on April 26, 2012, that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in partnership with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), is heading a new campaign to prevent...Read Full Article

2011 Report to the Membership discussed at ISEA annual meeting

The International Safety Equipment Association's (ISEA's) President Dan Shipp presented his annual Report to the Membership at the ISEA Executive Summit in San Antonio that took place April 29 to May 1, 2012. His discussion included the...Read Full Article

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