The founding of Earth Day in the U.S. in 1970 was, according to many, the beginning of the environmental movement – a recognition of environmental issues and problems and the need for actions taken to address them.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has voted to update the status of sixteen recommendations resulting from twelve accident investigations including key safety improvements resulting from the 2006 CAI/Arnel fire and explosion in Danvers, MA and the 2005 BP Texas City refinery fire and explosion.
A new employee working on a machine that forged parts lost a fingertip in a November, 2014 accident that could have been prevented, according to OSHA, if his company had trained him properly to operate the upsetter machine and if the machine had proper safety mechanisms.
National Safety Council recognizes the next generation of safety leaders
April 20, 2015
The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for the 2015 NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. Awarded annually, this recognition honors individuals younger than 40 who have a track record of demonstrating leadership, innovation and involvement in their organization’s safety culture while promoting continuous safety improvement in the workplace.
At the first All-Russian OSH Week last week, nearly 3,000 occupational safety and health practitioners, experts, scientists and private sector representatives from Russia and abroad discussed new trends and prospects for promoting safety and health at work, ensuring safe working conditions and protecting workers’ health.
E-cigarette use among middle and high school students tripled from 2013 to 2014, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) in a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).
OSHA is requesting information from the public about worker safety hazards in communication tower construction and maintenance activities. The agency says the information will assist it in determining what measures to take to prevent worker injuries and fatalities.
New technology that should help improve mine rescue efforts, the relationship between worker health and productivity and how employers must deal with changing law regarding marijuana use were among the top EHS-related stories posted on ISHN.com this week.