Let’s say someone you care about—mother, father, wife, husband, partner, son, daughter, friend, and neighbor—works in a facility that’s had a history of serious injuries or illnesses. You know, like burns, amputations, and broken bones that happen at work. Or head, eye, or back injuries.
This month is National Ladder Safety Month, but ladder safety is a year-round priority at NIOSH where scientists study how to prevent ladder-related falls. In a new study published in the journal Applied Ergonomics, a “walk-through” ladder was comparable in safety to regular ladders tested in the NIOSH Virtual Reality Laboratory in Morgantown, West Virginia.
A worker safety advocacy group is urging Americans to contact their U.S. senators and oppose the Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval which would repeal an OSHA rule clarifying an employers' obligation to keep accurate records of work related injuries.
Construction workers continue to face some of the highest risks when it comes to injuries in the workplace. One of the most concerning involves traumatic brain injuries (TBI), often caused by falls and being struck by moving vehicles.
The injury rate was twice as high among workers age 24 and younger than it was among those ages 45 and older. However, workers over the age of 50 more often experienced serious injuries and had a higher proportion of falls resulting in fractures.
The first staging of the Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition INOS+H Expo will be held at the Vigyan Bhavan exhibition center in New Delhi from March 15 – 17, 2017. Organized by Messe Düsseldorf and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India, the event will run concurrently with the International Vision Zero Conference on safety at the workplace organized by the Directorate General, Factory Advice Service & Labor Institutes (DGFASLI) and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), OSHA and partners like ASSE and AIHA are encouraging employers to hold special activities during June 12-18, designated as Safe + Sound Week. The event is a nationwide effort to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs among workplaces.
An accident last week that claimed the life of a worker in Wayne, New Jersey is under investigation.
According to news reports, a motorist called 911 after being flagged down by workers employed by a landscaping company.