Organizational safety climate is defined as shared perceptions among employees regarding what is rewarded, expected, valued, and reinforced in the workplace with respect to safety (Zohar, 1980). It can positively influence employee safety knowledge, motivation, attitudes, and behaviors, as well as reduce injury outcomes (e.g., Clarke, 2010, Probst et al., 2008, Probst and Estrada, 2010, Zohar, 2010).
A new study out of North Carolina State University sheds some interesting light on how employees – some of them, anyway – view their robotic co-workers.
They blame them for workplace accidents – if they believe the robots are autonomous.
Researchers showed study participants scenarios of several workplace accidents involving both a human and a robot.
MSD rates in construction take a surprising turn, Amazon criticized in new report and workplace safety experts want Congress to take it slow on marijuana legalization. These were among the top stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
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.
A Wisconsin company that produces aluminum and steel castings has been cited by OSHA for continually exposing employees to machine hazards at its facility in Niagara, Wisconsin. The company faces $ 206,291 in penalties.
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...
Atlas Oil was named the Excellence in Health and Safety award winner at the 2019 Texas Oil and Gas Awards, marking the company's second consecutive win in this prestigious category – last year in the Rocky Mountain region.
OSHA has cited Howard Industries Inc. – a manufacturer and supplier of electrical transmission and distribution equipment – for exposing employees to struck-by and fall hazards after a fatality at the company’s Laurel, Mississippi, facility. The company faces $53,040 in penalties.
The employee was performing a leak test on a transformer when a drive chain supporting the equipment failed.
From November 5 – 8, 2019, A+A – the Leading International Trade Fair for Safety, Security and Health at Work – held concurrently with the 36th International Congress for Occupational Safety and Health - will provide a comprehensive overview of the sector and its future in the digital age. Several new features have been added for this years’ event including the enhanced A+A Highlight Route, the “kommmitmensch Film & Media Festival of A+A 2019” and the international A+A START-UP ZONE.