The ergonomic design of workplaces and work routines will be a central issue at A+A 2015, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work. With over 1,800 exhibitors, A+A is the world’s leading market and communication platform for occupational health and safety and will be held from October 27 – 30, 2015 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM), an accredited provider of certifications for EHS professionals, has elected three health and safety professionals with experience in emergency response, oil and gas, and OSHA compliance to its board of directors.
Gas leak detectors are equipment that indicates the presence of gases in ambient air using technologies such as electrochemical, infrared and ultrasonic. These devices are used to detect toxic and combustible gases in order to maintain safety during operations.
Before consumers get to choose products in the supermarket, workers in warehouses nationwide pack bulk quantities of merchandise onto wooden pallets and load them onto delivery trucks. The nature of this work puts the people who do it at risk for serious sprains, strains and other musculoskeletal injuries.
Work in cold, damp conditions can be uncomfortable, even just for an hour or two. However, workers who prepare food for 8-hour shifts in refrigerated, 40°F food preparation and storage enclosures called cold rooms may feel extremely uncomfortable, have declining work performance, and be more likely to get hurt on the job.
Hundreds of U.S. air marshals and federal Bureau of Prisons employees were exposed to dangerous levels of lead while pursuing required firearms proficiencies at gun ranges sanctioned by the federal government, according to an investigation by the Seattle Times.
Company threatened to fire workers who spoke with OSHA
August 21, 2015
As they did the hard work of removing floor tiles, insulation and other materials at what was once an elementary school, employees of two Illinois companies were unaware that they were exposed to deadly asbestos fibers.
Improving work psychosocial factors may reduce mental health sick leave
August 20, 2015
Workers with high job demands and job strain are at increased risk of sick leave due to mental disorders, reports a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
On behalf of healthcare workers across the nation and beyond, the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) has released its 2015-2017 Public Policy Statement, which specifically targets health and safety concerns in healthcare.
On Demand Join us for this webinar as we discuss how you can make effective use of risk analysis and risk management technology to guide efforts within your organization. We will distinguish between risk analysis and risk management; and identify some of the software tools that will help proactively identify, document, mitigate, and prevent high-risk events. You will learn how to improve compliance, reduce risk, and cut costs in your organization using these automated tools.
On Demand We all know perception is reality and that people perceive things differently. As a safety manager, your perception of your safety program almost certainly differs from that of your workers and your managers. We will use our “Safety Selfies” to expose weaknesses, real and perceived, and to talk about how best to make improvements.
On Demand Docking stations have become an integral part of most gas detection programs, but are all docking stations the same? The simple answer is no. In this webinar, we will discuss the capabilities required of your docking station in order to achieve an effective gas detection program that ensures worker safety...
Water is the most abundant compound on the Earth’s surface, covering 71% of its surface area. It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish.