The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is joining forces with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) in a wide-ranging effort to protect workers and promote best practices.
In the first of what will be several speeches commemorating OSHA’s 40th anniversary, Dr. David Michaels described OSHA as a small agency that has made big progress, despite being under attack “since the day it was born.”
A new study in this months's Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine gets right to the heart of the health care cost problem for employers: workers with cardiac problems are a major source of direct and indirect health care costs.
Mistakes, the override of a safety feature and a premature startup lead to the August 28, 2008 blast at a Bayer CropScience pesticide manufacturing unit that killed two workers and injured eight others, according to the final report released today by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB).
The challenges facing healthcare risk managers in the new year are as diverse as the tasks the perform, according to a survey by the ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improved patient care.
The FAA announced today that in 2010, nationwide reports of lasers pointed at airplanes almost doubled from the previous year to more than 2,800. This is the highest number of laser events recorded since the FAA began keeping track in 2005.
Removing the walls of a fourth floor elevator shaft without fall protection exposed workers at a Binghamton, NY site to a 40-foot fall, according to OSHA inspectors, who issued MJ Scoville Inc. nine willfull and serious violations.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced today that it is withdrawing its proposed interpretation titled “Interpretation of OSHA’s Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise.”
In the absence of federal-level action, lawmakers in 30 states are expected today to introduce legislation to strengthen chemical safety in household products in their states, according to the Washington Toxics Coalition.
President Barak Obama today signed an Executive Order requiring federal regulatory agencies to review their regs, with the goal of eliminating outdated or unnecessary rules that that stifle economic growth and unfairly burden small businesses.