Last year was the hottest year on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) That didn't surprise the experts; nine of the ten hottest years have happened since 2000. The health-related consequences of extreme heat are evident in a statistic from OSHA: 30 workers die from heat stroke in an average year -- and not just in the sunbelt.
More than 40 trade unionists from 14 European countries attended the ETUI’s annual seminar on chemical substances held in Dublin on June 25th and 26th. An important focus of this 11th edition of the event was the risks linked to exposure to pesticides in the agriculture sector.
The goal of the assess phase of a fatigue management process is to provide visibility to fatigue, which is often an unseen threat or at best one that people are aware of but has not been quantified or investigated.
Adding to its list of global leaders in safety, the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) is pleased to announce the addition of Fay Feeney to its Advisory Board. Feeney’s knowledge and experience in risk management and corporate governance will help advance the CSHS vision for safe, healthy and sustainable workplaces for all.
Fall prevention’s efficacy with wood frames, the biggest EHS problems for European workers and Boeing flight attendants say they’re being exposed to more than turbulence. These were among the top occupational safety, public safety and health-related stories featured on ISHN.com.
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) has received American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval for ANSI/ISEA Z308.1-2015, American National Standard-Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies, a subsequent revision to the 2014 edition.
Psychosocial and musculoskeletal risk factors are the most widespread in Europe’s workplaces, according to the Second European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER-2). The results of this survey — which collected responses from almost 50,000 workplaces — were unveiled earlier this month at the European Parliament.
Recent NIOSH research has shed some light on the topic of the safety of N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFR) use by pregnant workers. Women make up approximately one-half of the US work force. At any given time, about 10% of those female workers of child-bearing age (15–44 years of age) will be pregnant.