Interactive safety training programs may be more expensive, but when the jobs in question are especially dangerous, they are far more effective than other forms of training, according to a study published in this month’s Journal of Applied Psychology, which is published by the American Psychological Association.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced a partnership with the National Institutes of Health, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. and the Jacobs Project Management Co. to promote workplace safety and health, and to provide guidance and training for workers involved in the expansion of the Porter Neuroscience Research Center in Bethesda.
Bowing to concerns from small businesses, OSHA has temporarily withdrawn a proposed column for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, opting instead to open “an active dialogue” with the small business community.
In an effort to reduce worker exposure to diacetyl, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Microwave Popcorn Processing Plants. Diacetyl, a chemical used to add flavor and aroma to popcorn and other foods, has been linked to lung disease when inhaled.
Workplace fatalities cost the United States $53 billion dollars from 1992-2001, according to a study just released by the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited roofing contractor Sherriff-Goslin Co. of Mansfield with one alleged willful and one repeat safety violation for failing to provide fall protection for employees working on a residential roofing project in Sandusky, Ohio.
The U.S. Department of Labor has fined Haasbach LLC in Mount Carroll and Hillsdale Elevator Co. in Geneseo and Annawan, Ill., following the deaths of three workers, including two teenagers. The workers were killed when they suffocated after being engulfed by grain.