You don’t need to read to the end of this post to learn the key to making a good salary: Invest in your education. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows jobs that usually need postsecondary education for entry pay higher wages than those that do not.
OSHA is extending the comment period for its proposal to revise provisions that may be confusing, outdated or unnecessary in the agency's recordkeeping, general industry, maritime and construction standards. Originally scheduled to expire Dec. 5, the comment period will be extended to Jan. 4, 2017, to allow parties more time to review the rule and collect necessary information and data for comments.
For longshoremen who load and offload timber in the upper Northwest, every ship that sails into port carries a reminder of the litany of hazards they face at work. Loads of extremely heavy logs must be handled carefully to avoid serious and potentially fatal injuries.
Advocacy group Food & Water Watch is warning that passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will undermine food safety in the U.S. A new report from the organization, Toxic Buffet: How the TPP Trades Away Seafood Safety, says the partnership would increase seafood imports from nations that routinely use antibiotics and chemicals in fish farming that are illegal in the United States.
OSHA has approved a settlement between the U.S. Labor Department and an event company whose circus tent collapsed in New Hampshire last year, killing a young child and her father and injuring dozens of people.
Wildfires continue to range across parts of Tennessee, although rain yesterday helped firefighters rein in the massive blaze, which has killed at least seven people and consumed more than 15,650 acres. A number of people are still missing.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released proposed guidelines to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. The announcement covers the second phase of voluntary guidelines to address driver distraction on U.S. roads. The first phase focused on devices or systems built into the vehicle at the time of manufacture.
Anyone heading into stores – brick and mortar or online – this holiday season should visit SaferProducts.gov, the government’s safety database for household, outdoor and children’s products.
That recommendation comes in report by the Consumer Federation of America, Consumers Union, Kids in Danger, Public Citizen and U.S. Public Interest Research Group, which analyzed the most dangerous manufacturers and products among the 29,000 incidents submitted over five years.
If Santa Claus brings you a drone for Christmas, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants you to know how to fly it safely. The agency has released a new video that lets all new – and existing – drone owners know of the rules and regulations that safe drone pilots must follow.
ISHN is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year. Check out their big anniversary issue, which includes content on the 50 leaders for today and tomorrow, historic dates since 1967 and 30 impact individuals in the safety industry