The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Red Cross have renewed their alliance to continue efforts to reduce workplace incidents and protect workers from hazardous exposures.
Exhibitors who came from Australia and Venezuela, from Mexico and Monaco, nine cavernous exhibition halls; live demonstrations of products - including fires that attendees were invited to extinguish; conversations in many different languages; a corporate fashion show that could rival a Broadway production, and almost – but not quite – an indoor windmill. Clearly, occupational safety and health trade shows are done a little differently in Germany.
Tyson Foods’ Health and Safety Department has launched a pilot project designed to improve workplace safety communication, awareness and practices as well as provide more detailed data about safety, company officials reported last week.
One of the topics being discussed in the drafting of the ISO 45001 occupational safety and health management systems standard (due for final release in 2016) is culture – or more specifically “safety culture” and what the requirements should be for a “positive culture,” says Thea Dunmire, JD, CIH, CSP, president of ENLAR Compliance Services, Inc.
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.
ISO 45001, which sets requirements for occupational health and safety management systems, was inspired by OHSAS 18001, and is designed to help companies and organizations worldwide protect the health and safety of the people who work for them.
There are more than 50 confined spaces on Western Illinois University's Macomb campus. On any given work day at Western, technicians in WIU Facilities Management may find themselves working in one of these potentially dangerous work sites.
The digital workplace has introduced both exciting new possibilities and an unwelcome new dimension to the problem of work-related stress, according to Andrea Maria Nahles, Germany’s Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs. The key to dealing with both, she says, is flexibility.
During ISHM’s annual board meeting, held Sept. 27, 2015, in Atlanta, Ga., Chairman of the Board was transferred from Randy Morton to John Principe III, whose term expires in 2017. Morton will continue to serve as the Immediate Past Chairman.