Using Leading Indicators to Improve Safety and Health Outcomes

Leading indicators can play an important role when trying to increase safety in the workplace. They are proactive and preventative measures that shed light on the events leading up to injuries, illnesses, and other workplace incidents and reveal...Read Full Article

Safe + Sound Week 2019

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of worker deaths and reported injuries in the United States has decreased by more than 60% in the past four decades since the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed. The...Read Full Article

New NIOSH Report Provides Process for Chemical Management

A vast number of chemical substances do not have occupational exposure limits (OELs) for the workplace, potentially exposing workers to substances at levels that could be harmful. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)...Read Full Article

Preventing Hazardous Gas Exposure

Gas detection remains a top priority for safety managers in many industries, as accidents and safety incidents involving hazardous gas exposure can lead to serious illness and even death. Combustible gas explosions cause destruction including fires,...Read Full Article

Tips for Tractor Safety

Modern farm tractors provide most of the power needed for agricultural enterprises today. According to the National Agriculture Safety Database (NASD), tractors are the most common piece of equipment on farms. Because tractors are used so much, they...Read Full Article

EPA Lowers Lead Limits Allowed in Dust on Floors and Windowsills

According to a new rule announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last month, the amount of lead allowed in dust on floors and windowsills in housing and buildings where children spend significant amounts of time will soon be...Read Full Article

Keep Your Picnics Safe

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, it’s important to remember to keep your picnic food safe and avoid the dangers associated with keeping food outdoors in the summer heat. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers many helpful...Read Full Article

Department of Labor Announces Upgraded Data System to Assist Mine Operators

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has completed an upgrade to the Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS). This update brings increased functionality and more intuitive navigation to this widely used data...Read Full Article

Evaluating Indoor Air Quality

Office ergonomics and indoor air quality are the most common complaints of employees according to Louise Vallee, CSP, CIH, CPE, of Crum and Forester Insurance who spoke at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Safety 2019 conference....Read Full Article

June 11 is National Forklift Safety Day

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) will observe the sixth annual National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) on June 11 this year. The ITA uses this day to create an event to educate customers, workers, policymakers, and government officials on the...Read Full Article

June is National Safety Month

Every year the National Safety Council (NSC) recognizes June as National Safety Month. National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes. The goal of National Safety Month is to...Read Full Article

Get to Know N95 Disposable Respirators

Disposable respirators protect you and your workers from a variety of hazards, including harmful dust, fog, smoke, vapors, and mists. Without the proper protection, workers may develop chronic breathing problems, cancer, lung damage, or other...Read Full Article

OSHA Issues Final Rule to Revise Requirements in Safety and Health Standards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that revises 14 provisions for recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards that might be considered confusing, outdated, or...Read Full Article

7 Motorcycle Safety Tips

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) designate May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This year’s campaign, Get Up to Speed on Motorcycles, is designed to help...Read Full Article

OSHA Announces Sixth Annual National Fall Stand-Down Week

National Fall Safety Stand-Down Week will take place May 6-10. This week is designed to raise fall hazard awareness and stop fall injuries and fatalities.A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about...Read Full Article

Cal/OSHA Offers Heat Illness Prevention Training

With the summer months fast approaching, Cal/OSHA reminds employers to protect their workers from heat illness. Any workers who spend a substantial portion of the shift outdoors should be aware of how to prevent heat illness. Examples include...Read Full Article

Workers’ Memorial Day 2019

On April 28, 2019, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) will observe Workers’ Memorial Day. Workers’ Memorial Day was created to recognize workers who have died or suffered from exposures to...Read Full Article

Choose The Right Hard Hat

When working in the field, it’s important that workers use the proper personal protective equipment, including hard hats. There are different types and classes of hard hats, and getting the right one is vital to a worker’s...Read Full Article

NIOSH Announces Free, Confidential Screenings for Coal Miners

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will begin offering free, confidential health screenings to coal miners this month as part of the Coal Workers’ Health Surveillance Program (CWHSP). The testing will look to...Read Full Article

National Work Zone Awareness Week

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 mobility issues in work...Read Full Article

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) designate the month of April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports that every day at least 9...Read Full Article

Lithium Batteries at Work

Many workers are wearing small electronic devices powered by lithium batteries as part of their daily routine. These units provide sustained power in a tiny space, providing practical benefits in many applications, including body cam use in law...Read Full Article

11 Tips for Working Safely in Demo Projects

Demolition is a growing industry in the US, in which site clearance, structural dismantlement, environmental radiation, salvage, recycling, and industrial recovery employs many people on construction sites. Workers in this field use hydraulic...Read Full Article

Choose the Right Cut Resistant Hand Protection

Our hands are important. They help us do so many day-to-day things. Their flexibility, strength, coordination, and sensitivity make them the perfect tools. However, because they do so much, they are one of the most vulnerable parts of the...Read Full Article

OSHA Offers FAQs on Respirable Crystalline Silica

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has posted frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the new standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry.These FAQs provide guidance to employers and workers regarding the...Read Full Article

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