On October 1, the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) enters its third decade. Unveiled in 1996, NORA is a partnership program to stimulate innovative research and improved workplace practices. Through NORA, diverse parties come together to create a research framework for the nation, including stakeholders from universities, large and small businesses, professional societies, government agencies, and worker organizations. NIOSH is proud to continue its role as steward of NORA.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the longest standing occupational safety and health professional society in the world, is establishing opportunities for safety and health professionals around the world to earn the Society’s Global Safety Management and Risk Assessment certificates.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is making an effort to get out in front of the employment curve when it comes to enhancing an individual’s awareness of workplace safety.
Sore throats, headaches and difficulty breathing drove employees of Quest Diagnostic Corp.'s Ameripath diagnostic laboratory in Shelton, Conn. to file a complaint with OSHA – an action that led to an inspection of the facility on March 6, 2016.
The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) – the group that advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees – will meet on Sept. 8, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International Union has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division on behalf of inmates and employees at the Fayette County, Pa. Prison, pointing out unsanitary conditions, routine maintenance deficiencies that put corrections officers and inmates in severe danger, compromised structural integrity of the facility and more.
A workplace violence incident that took the form of fire, how work can give you a pain in the neck and secrets from the deep revealed in an audio tape. These were among the stories featured this week on ISHN.com this week.