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for recordkeeping, general industry, maritime, and construction standards that might be considered confusing, outdated, or...Read Full Article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

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

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