When an occupational injury occurs, the effects can extend far beyond the worker and the workplace. Just ask family members who may have to take care of their injured relative or do additional household chores and errands. Hypothetically, this could mean a spouse or child helping to support a much larger, injured relative to move to the dinner table or a child lugging heavy laundry and groceries or moving furniture.
A coal company’s bankruptcy filing will set the stage for “a harsh future” for thousands of retired coal miners, predicts United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) held the Healthy Workplaces 2015 Summit in Bilbao on 3-4 November. ETUI researchers Viktor Kempa and Aida Ponce Del Castillo took part in the debates focused on strategies for managing psychosocial risks in the workplace.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), have created a series of infographics that drive home the danger of noise-induced hearing loss in the construction industry.
It’s common knowledge that the oil and gas industry is dangerous and the death toll is higher than other industries, but the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows it hasn’t been improving.
Business Pulse: Workplace Safety and Health, launched today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation, focuses on innovative employer strategies using science-based solutions from CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to address emerging worker safety and health issues and well-recognized workplace hazards and exposures.
Employees have access to more information than ever before, which raises an important question: How many of your occupational exposure limits (OELs) are out of date? “We like to think that OELs are clear communications of the risk. They take a lot of information about the chemicals and boil it down,” said John Mikan, CEO of Experien Systems, during a session, “OELs as the Ultimate Product Risk Management Tool: A Call to Action,” at Stewardship 2015.
A lack of emergency shower and eye wash facilities were among the safety deficiencies found by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in an investigation into the potential hazards in the Rhode Island Jewelry Industry.
A Proclamation by President Obama: Every American has a role to play in preserving our planet for future generations. Being good stewards of our environment and protecting our natural resources are imperative tasks for ensuring our children and grandchildren live in a clean and sustainable world, and recycling is a pivotal way each of us can do our part.
These occupations are at high risk of hearing loss: Firefighters and other first responders; military personnel; disc jockeys; subway workers; construction workers; musicians; factory workers; mine workers.