A document offering guidance on handling titanium dioxide (TiO2) recently released by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) could have implications for occupational risk management that go beyond TiO2.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today released test results confirming preliminary conclusions that two flash fires which occurred at the Hoeganaes Corporation plant in Gallatin, Tennesseeâ€”one fatalâ€”involved the combustion of iron powder which had accumulated throughout the facility and became airborne in combustible concentrations.
Opinions gathered recently from the business community by U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-Cal) will likely result in oversight hearings “sometime in the next few months,” according to Aaron K. Trippler, Director of Government Affairs for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
A total of 1,142 grounds maintenance workers (GMWs) were fatally injured at work during 2003--2008, an average of 190 each year, according to figures just released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week ended on Saturday, but its themes will live on in artwork created by children for the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) “Safety on the Job” poster contest.
As part of Asthma Awareness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recommending ways people can help prevent asthma attacks. The agency says the disease has consistently increased over the past decade with more than 4 million additional cases reported, including nearly 1 million additional cases reported in children.
OSHA has cited Quinco Steel Inc. of Chicago Heights for four repeat safety violations after people were observed working at heights without fall protection during a January job site inspection in Chicago.