Articles Tagged with ''safety''

OSHA releases new info on laboratory hazards

October 17, 2011

OSHA has released new educational materials on laboratory safety aimed at helping laboratory managers protected their workers from exposure to chemical, biological and physical hazards.

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OSHA reaches half million dollar grain bin safety settlement with farm co-op

October 17, 2011

A farmer-owned Wisconsin cooperative has agreed to pay $550,000 in penalties, step up grain bin training for employees and abate all safety issues at its four grain handling facilities, according to OSHA.

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Safety is central issue in upcoming U.S. downstream oil talks

October 17, 2011

With the United Steelworkers (USW) currently voting local-by-local on adoption of a US National Oil Bargaining Policy, one thing is certain when talks with oil refiners get underway early in 2012: union-initiated process safety improvements will lead the agenda.

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CSB to hold webinar on lab accident findings

October 14, 2011

Anyone interested in learning the details of a college laboratory accident involving a high-energy metal compound can sign up for a free webinar being conducted by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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Unsafe skies, airports?

Report says air traffic controller errors, other incidents continue to rise
October 14, 2011

Despite steps taken to improve safety at and around the nation's airports, mistakes made by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled in the last three years, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).

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OSHA's Michaels to Congress: We can't let economic crisis wipe out basic protections

October 13, 2011

Statement of David Michaels, Ph.D, MPH, Assistant Secretary, OSHA before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Oct. 5:

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OSHA: Workers exposed to "struck-by" at NJ company

October 12, 2011

OSHA has cited Bayonne-based Jay Imports Co. for two willful and eight serious violations for exposing workers to fall, "struck-by" and other safety hazards at the company's warehouse. Proposed penalties total $125,300.

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Running into market barriers: OSHA Version 3.0

October 12, 2011

If a new generation comes about every 20 years or so, we’ve now seen two generations at the controls of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or Versions 1.0 and 2.0. Version 3.0 has been on the market since 2008, when the third generation of OSHA hands took command of the agency.

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RAE Systems new BioHarness helps prevent health emergencies for workers and first responders

New, lightweight portable biometrics harness provides safety officers with GPS monitoring and real-time visibility into worker's psysiological status
October 12, 2011

RAE Systems, Inc. today introduced a ground-breaking BioHarness that provides safety managers with unprecedented, real-time visibility into the physical status of personnel operating in high stress and extreme environments.

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Occupational epidemiology: successes in past, but challenges ahead

October 10, 2011

Occupational epidemiology by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and partners helped to make workplaces significantly safer and healthier over the past four decades, according to an article published in a recent issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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