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

Know the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Every year, accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning kills at least 430 people and causes emergency room visits for approximately 50,000 people in the US, according to stats from the Centers for Disease Control. CO is found in fumes produced...Read Full Article

NTSB Releases 2019-2020 Improvements List

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its biennial Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements List. The NTSB first began publishing the list in 1990.The ten items on the list are:Eliminate distractionsEnd alcohol and...Read Full Article

Guides to Help Prevent Falls in Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed a collection of compliance assistance resources to address falls in the workplace, the leading cause of worker fatality in the construction industry. Workers performing tasks...Read Full Article

MSHA Stats Reveal 2018 Mining Fatalities Were Second Lowest on Record

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently reported that 27 mining fatalities occurred in 2018, which is the second lowest number ever recorded. There were 18 fatalities at surface operations and 9...Read Full Article

New NIOSH Tools to Help Identify Dampness & Mold in Schools and Other Buildings

Due to roof leaks, flooding, and high indoor humidity, office buildings, schools, and other industrial buildings may develop moisture and dampness problems over time. Unfortunately, damp indoor conditions promote the growth of mold. As a result,...Read Full Article

Safe Rooftop Snow Removal

Heavy snow and ice are an inconvenient part of winters in many regions of the US. Blizzard conditions can dump two feet or more of snow, plaguing motorists and keeping plow crews busy. Another hazard heavy snow brings is potential damage to roofs,...Read Full Article

Heading Out to Enjoy Winter Recreation?

Venturing outdoors is a fun way to get fresh air, participate in sports, and enjoy nature. Winter is no exception with skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding options to enjoy. However, as the weather gets colder, we face new hazards. When temperatures...Read Full Article

8 Tips for Safer Snow Shoveling

It seems everyone has a different opinion of snow. Falling snow is pretty to some. It delivers a fun, wintry landscape for those outdoor enthusiasts among us. And if there’s a snow day, you might hear an explosion of absolute glee. But...Read Full Article

New Website for Understanding the Control of Hazardous Energy in Manufacturing

On-the-job accidents can happen during servicing and repair of machinery. Lockout/tagout procedures are meant to safeguard employees from the unexpected start-up of machinery, unsafe release of energy, or exposure to uncontrolled hazards that can...Read Full Article

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 2-8, 2018.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding people to protect themselves against the flu and that it’s not too late to be vaccinated.The CDC recommends that flu vaccination efforts continue throughout the flu season....Read Full Article

OSHA Certification Requirements for Crane Operators

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a final rule that clarifies certification requirements for crane operators, and maintains the employer’s duty to ensure that crane operators can safely operate the...Read Full Article

Tips to Steer Clear of Colds & Flu

Cold and flu symptoms can make you miserable, especially with the holidays coming up. Do your best to protect yourself this year. Making wise choices now and following some good old-fashioned advice can help you be free of illness all season...Read Full Article

Cleaning Up = Improved Safety

Liquid spills and leaks can occur in a number of places, from under machinery, to the production line, to drum storage areas. Unfortunately, even minor fluid drips can lead to slip and fall accidents. Maintaining a clean facility is an integral part...Read Full Article

The Importance of Skin Care in the Workplace

Occupational dermatitis is an ongoing issue for workers and managers alike. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 50% of all working time lost to industrial illness is due to dermatitis. The U.S. Centers for...Read Full Article

A Safe Halloween is a Happy Halloween

Halloween is a fun, exciting and highly anticipated night for children. To keep everyone happy and safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics provides some helpful tips.Costumes:When shopping for costumes, look for labels clearly showing that...Read Full Article

Dispose of Unwanted, Unused, or Expired Prescription Meds

October 27, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This nationwide event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and began in 2010 to address a crucial public safety and public health issue: the misuse and overuse of...Read Full Article

NIOSH: Fact Sheet Available Addressing Opioid Overdoses in the Workplace

Sadly, opioid overdoses are on the rise at work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overdose deaths from non-medical use of drugs and alcohol between 2013 and 2016 rose 38%. The Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) data shows that on...Read Full Article

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