Workers whose job it is to remove lead pellets at an outdoor gun range were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead, putting them at risk for brain damage, paralysis, kidney disease and death, according to OSHA.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is inviting healthcare personnel to participate in an online survey about health and safety practices in working with hazardous chemicals on the job.
A new study examining the possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico's Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers got underway last week in towns across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
A new directive that went into effect February 10 gives OSHA investigators instructions on how to determine whether employers are complying with the agency's personal protective equipment (PPE) standards.
A dramatic increase in the number of workers engulfed and suffocated in grain bins is prompting OSHA to send letters -- lots of them -- to grain handling facilities, reminding them that they are responsible for complying with the Grain Handling Facility Standard.
Scott Schneider, director of occupational health and safety for the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America, a non-profit associated with the Laborers’ International Union of North America, representing about 500,000 primarily construction workers, kicked off his presentation saying...
What sectors of industry are currently investing in noise controls, and which are not, was the subject of Robert Anderson’s presentation at the 36th Annual National Hearing Conservation Conference in Mesa, AZ, Feb. 24-26.
That industry average has remained constant since the 1960s, according to Timothy Rink, Ph.D, and CEO of HTI, Inc. a consulting service. Rink’s 20-minute presentation at the 36th Annual National Hearing Conservation Conference in Mesa, AZ, Feb. 24-26. was on mining and managing hearing conservation program data.