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Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28, 2023

Friday, April 28th marks Workers Memorial Day, in honor those who died or have been injured on the job. Families, workers, labor unions, and advocates will gather in Washington, DC and in communities across the country to fight for improved...Read Full Article

NIOSH Software Monitors the Health and Safety of Emergency Responders

ERHMS Info Manager™ is a custom-built software product that emergency responder organizations can use to implement the Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS™) framework.ERHMS Info Manager™ allows users...Read Full Article

OSHA: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

A new OSHA alert and guidance document on COVID-19 provides general practices to help prevent worker exposure to coronavirus.Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19)The Occupational Safety and Health Administration...Read Full Article

OSHA & CDC Release Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Meatpacking Industries

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released joint guidance relating to the COVID-19 virus for workers and employers in beef, pork, and poultry operations. The...Read Full Article

New EXAMiner Software Release for Miners

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has published an update to their EXAMiner software, a tool used to train miners to find and address hazards.The software allows workers to perform a virtual workplace examination, utilizing...Read Full Article

Four Tips for Avoiding Injury During a Lightning Storm

The probability of thunder and lightning storms increases in the summer. The National Lightning Safety Council reminds everyone to be aware of the real dangers of lightning and to take the risks seriously. On average, 23 people die from...Read Full Article

OSHA Releases Information on Proper Workplace Respirator Use

Millions of people across the country wear a respirator daily as part of their personal protective equipment (PPE). The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has published a new video and poster for both employers and workers,...Read Full Article

OSHA and CDC Publish Interim COVID-19 Guidance to Seafood Processing Industry

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, in consultation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), released important information for seafood processing employers and...Read Full Article

Safe and Sound Week

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Safety Council (NSC) are sponsoring Safe and Sound Week from August 10-16. The event reminds employers how safety programs reduce injuries at the workplace.Each year, more...Read Full Article

OSHA Issues Poster for Meat Packing, Poultry, and Pork Workers

Recent guidelines for meat packing, poultry, and pork processing employers have been issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to help protect workers in these industries from coronavirus.The guidelines are presented in a...Read Full Article

Honoring the Bravery of Mine Rescue Teams

Working in mines is a dangerous career. Approximately 333,000 men and women work in mines across the US.Roof cave-ins, flooding, fires, and explosions present great risk to miners. When these emergencies occur, mine rescuers are called to save their...Read Full Article

CDC Posts Questions and Answers about the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has posted helpful information about the COVID-19 vaccination program.On their website, people can find out:How to schedule your appointmentWhat to expect before, during, and after your...Read Full Article

DOL: Final Rule to Modernize Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced a final rule on the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program. The rule mandates electronic filing of job orders and applications, allowing the Foreign Labor Applications Gateway...Read Full Article

Würth Industry North America/Northern Safety & Industrial Acquires ORR Safety To Deliver Expanded Safety Solutions Nationally

Indianapolis, IN, USA –Würth Industry North America (WINA)/Northern Safety & Industrial (NSI) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Louisville-based ORR Safety, one of the largest privately held safety companies ($125M) in the...Read Full Article

USDA: Special 2-Day Virtual Meeting About Statistical Programs

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will be holding its upcoming Data Users’ Meeting on April 14-15. NASS is the federal statistical agency responsible for producing official data about US agriculture, and they meet to share...Read Full Article

National Forklift Safety Day

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) is sponsoring National Forklift Safety Day on June 8, 2021 to highlight the safe use of forklifts, the importance of operator training, and value of daily equipment checks.Powered industrial trucks, commonly...Read Full Article

2021 Trench Safety Stand Down

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) joins the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) in presenting the Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) from June 14-18, 2021. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data shows that around...Read Full Article

Safe and Sound Week

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is sponsoring Safe + Sound Week from August 9-15, 2021. This nationwide event raises awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs with an emphasis on management leadership,...Read Full Article

OSHA Seeks Input on Mechanical Power Presses Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a request for information and public input concerning the mechanical power presses standard, which was initially issued in 1971.OSHA is seeking information regarding:How closely the...Read Full Article

OSHA Revises Small Business Safety & Health Handbook

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated one of its many resources. The Small Business Safety and Health Handbook provides employers with a guide to promote safety and reduce risk. In this handbook, business...Read Full Article

September is National Preparedness Month

No one wants to even think about disasters, and preparing for even one might seem like an insurmountable task. However, doing your homework is worth the effort. National Preparedness Month is observed each year to raise awareness of its...Read Full Article

OSHA Announces New Heat Enforcement Initiative

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently expanded efforts to reduce illness and fatalities from working in high heat. They announced an intervention and enforcement initiative to include a 2022 National Emphasis Program on...Read Full Article

New Online Resource for OSHA Standards

Employers have a new avenue to research work safety standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced the creation of a website to search for regulations. The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) offers...Read Full Article

Safety in Roadway Work Zones

Each year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) conduct National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) to bring attention to motorist and worker safety as well as encourage safe driving...Read Full Article

June is National Safety Month

Every year, the National Safety Council (NSC) recognizes June as National Safety Month (NSM). For over 25 years, NSM has been focusing on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes. NSM seeks to...Read Full Article

Playing It Safe: Improving Your Workplace This Safe + Sound Week 2023

Work injuries amount to a massive loss of time and money every year to both employers and workers. That’s why every August, OSHA holds the nationwide Safe + Sound Week to promote workplace health and safety programs. This year’s event...Read Full Article

How to Prevent Tractor Turnovers and Other Farm Vehicle Accidents

Farm Safety and Health Week, September 17-23, promotes the importance of best practices in our nation’s agricultural sector. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) reports that most farming injuries and deaths are caused by vehicle and...Read Full Article

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