Thousands of people from more than 40 countries met in Chicago this week for the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition, setting a record high attendance and helping the ASSE celebrate its 100th birthday.
Although environmental responsibility and occupational safety have a lot in common -- such as the fact that both are both related to behavior changes – “green” has “bolted into the limelight” while occupational safety has remained a niche topic of interest mainly to industrial hygienists, regulators and technical experts.
A report released yesterday by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) shows that on-duty firefighter fatalities are at their lowest level since 1977 – the year the NFPA began conducting its annual study.
Two Wisconsin companies failed to adequately brace formwork while pouring walls, leading to the collapse of a wet concrete wall that killed a worker at a building site in 2010, according to an OSHA investigation.
Vaccines, infectious disease prevention and anti-tobacco efforts hold the top three slots in the list of top ten public health achievements released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.