Employers who are struggling to understand how the evolving cannabis legalization landscape will impact their workplaces are getting some guidance from the National Safety Council (NSC).
Regardless of whether cannabis consumption is allowed by their state, the NSC says employers should prohibit cannabis use for those in safety sensitive positions.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been and will always be among the primary responsibilities of businesses worldwide. Continuous growth in industrial activities, pharmaceutical production and food & beverage consumption over the years has only fueled the odds of employee injuries and amplified various health risks.
Heavy equipment transportation is a serious task that's dangerous if not performed correctly. However, it's a necessary one. In the U.S., commercial vehicles make up 4.6% of all registered vehicles, yet account for 10% of miles traveled. Businesses rely on commercial transportation to ship heavy equipment from one place to another.
Color-coded marking system matches glove with EN/ANSI standard so workers can use the right protection for the job
October 18, 2019
Honeywell has launched a new line of industrial work gloves—CoreShieldTM— with a color-coded marking system that makes it simple to choose the correct cut protection for the work application according to the new EN/ANSI standards.
Death on a movie set, a nanotechnology research update and prison time for a roofing contractor after an employee’s fatal fall. These were among the top occupational safety and health stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
RMS Utilities Inc. is facing $92,819 in penalties after OSHA found that the Colorado company:
failed to protect employees from cave-in hazards
failed to keep the spoil pile at least two feet back from the edge of the excavation, and f
allowed employees to work beneath an excavator bucket...
Opti-Vu® platform elevates Industrial Internet of Things technology with data analytics to help managers improve productivity, energy, safety and asset management
October 11, 2019
In today’s busy warehouses and other industrial facilities, what might seem like small events can add up to big impacts on efficiency, productivity and safety.
A door activates, but no one goes through. A forklift collision is narrowly avoided at a busy intersection. A loading dock sits empty, while a full trailer waits to be unloaded.
OSHA has formed a national alliance with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) to protect the safety and health of workers in the solid waste industry.
During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will address transportation hazards, including backovers and distracted driving; slips, trips, and falls; musculoskeletal injuries; heat and cold stress; and needle stick and other hazards.
Safety professionals in a wide range of industries are well aware of the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE).
When it comes to protecting eyes and faces, the employer or safety manager must assess the workplace and determine if there are hazards present that that necessitate the use PPE by workers. [29 CFR 1910.132(d)]
Like many small businesses starting out, SigmaPro Engineering and Manufacturing, LLC had a safety program in place, but they were unsure if it met all of the state and federal requirements. The small electronic connector manufacturing facility in northern Fort Worth, Texas found the Texas Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program (OSHCON) on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) website and set up a consultation with a Texas OSHCON safety consultant in their area.