There'll be some new faces around the conference table for the January meeting of OSHA's National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has announced the appointment of five new members from the fields of medicine, acedemia and safety program development.
A new report focusing on regulatory activity at the federal level concludes that various agencies are exercising their enforcement powers much more strenuously than in recent years, and are focusing their attention on industries and workplaces where employees are at greatest risk for injury and illness.
Facility managers and safety professionals now have a way to measure the risk of a slip and fall on hard surface flooring, thanks to a new national safety standard set by the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI).
The humble ladder may soon benefit from a technology that enables it to be electrically attached to a variety of building surfaces, according to NIOSH, which is collaborating with SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development institute, to develop a prototype.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), in collaboration with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has released two new fundamental consensus standards which promote conformity among assessment systems.
OSHA has cited New England Motor Freight Inc., an Elizabeth, N.J.-based freight carrier, for 17 serious, repeat and other-than-serious violations after an employee sustained a foot injury while operating a forklift at the company's Pawtucket, R.I., freight terminal. The company faces a total of $76,000 in fines.