Studies show that older workers are more susceptible to negative consequences from heat exposure, and building this understanding into a workplace heat illness prevention program is imperative to creating a robust plan.
Recent data highlights a surge in suicide rates in the United States to its highest levels in decades. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the overall suicide rate rose by 24 percent between 1999 and 2014.
The workplace is not immune from the effects of the opioid epidemic that is raising alarm across the U.S. In fact, treatment practices for work-related injuries are likely contributing to the problem, since pain from those injuries is increasingly being managed with powerful prescription opioids.
If you’re curious about what these changes will entail, you’ve come to the right place; we’ve compiled a list of the ten major things that you need to know about the new testing standards, and how they will affect you and your customers.
You don’t have to be sweatin’ to the oldies or your favorite Richard Simmons DVD to generate heat. Actions as unconscious as breathing generate heat as part of the metabolism, the process of breaking down food for energy and rebuilding our bodies.
We’ve all been there: a safety training course where the instructor reads from the PowerPoint® slides word for word – attempting to jazz things up with a laser pointer – while the audience struggles to keep their eyes open by sneaking looks at their phones or doodling.
There’s an old saying that the ‘tail should never wag the dog’ and sometimes, in the increasingly litigious world of workplace health and safety, we need to take a step back and consider if the drive for compliance to standards is driving emergency safety showers and eye/facewash manufacturers to develop their products to meet standards rather than the needs of a casualty in an emergency situation.
It’s New Year’s morning and I’ve just finished my local newspaper. The front page is about a 25-year-old Rochester man arrested in a reported ISIS-inspired plot to abduct or kill patrons in a neighborhood bar on New Years Eve.1
The S297 Maintenance Tags and S4810 Boxed Roll of Tags represent best practice identification solutions, and offer a durable, reliable, flexible and cost effective communication tool for employee use in restricted spaces
3M Personal Safety Division announces that StrongArm® Technologies ErgoSkeleton™ personal performance equipment will now be available for purchase through 3M’s distribution channels within the United States