Electrical safety in the home, an icy plane crash and a forklift accident were among the top subjects featured on ISHN.com this week.

Another state to let psychologists prescribe medications

The American Psychological Association (APA) hailed the enactment of a law making Iowa the fourth state in the country to authorize licensed clinical psychologists with advanced specialized training to prescribe certain medications for the treatment of mental health disorders.

Law to protect car renters from safety defects goes into effect

As of this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requires rental car agencies to fix any and all open safety defects before renting out vehicles to customers. The new legislation requiring it was recently passed by the Congress in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015.

AIHA honors President's Award recipient at AIHce 2016

Norman W. Henry, III, CIH, was honored at this year's American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) with the 2016 AIHA President's Award. This prestigious award, which is determined solely by the president of AIHA, is presented to awardees in recognition of their dedication to the industrial hygiene profession, at the President's Reception held at the annual AIHce.

Do you know how to keep your children safe with TRRs?

Many parents of young children have not childproofed the electrical outlets in their home. Others have, but they’re still using plastic caps, which are no longer considered the go-to method for preventing children from injuries due to their interactions with electrical outlets.

NTSB: Fatal plane crash caused by ice on wings

Pilot failed to turn on de-icing equipment

Three people in a jet and three on the ground died during a fiery crash in 2014 that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says was caused by the pilot’s failure to turn on de-icing equipment.

NTSB to launch mission to recover voyage data recorder

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the U.S. Coast Guard and engineers from the U.S. Navy and Phoenix International will head to the Bahamas early next month in an effort to recover a voyage data recorder (VDR) that rests under 15,000 feet of water.

Forklift rollover crushes worker’s pelvis

A worker hospitalized after a forklift accident at Evergreen Nursery in Stratham, Georgia was not wearing a seatbelt, according to OSHA.

Lightning strikes an overlooked occupational hazard

When thunder roars, go indoors!

Heat gets plenty of attention as a danger for those who have to work outdoors – or indoors in certain types of facilities. However, lightning strikes can also severely injure and kill workers.

Manufacturer exposes workers to carcinogens

Alstom Transportation Inc. fined $105K for OSH violations

Federal workplace safety and health inspectors have cited a Steuben County rail manufacturing and repair service facility for 17 serious violations, including exposing employees to unsafe levels of known cancer-causing chemicals such as cadmium, lead, nickel and silica.

High blood pressure linked to air pollution

Both short- and long-term exposure to some air pollutants commonly associated with coal burning, vehicle exhaust, airborne dust and dirt are associated with the development of high blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) journal Hypertension.