The intent of a “stop work authority” (SWA) when included in a safety program is to empower employees to take action when they see a situation that is unsafe or think a worker may get injured. Though the SWA process and practice may seem as beneficial at many levels in dealing with operational risk and worker safety; there potentially may be some unforeseen barriers or challenges to its actual utilization.
TheGreat Lakes Center for Farmworker Health and Wellbeing, based at the University of Illinois Chicago, is the newest NIOSH Ag Center. It was created to amplify research efforts in farmworker health and wellbeing, as well as foster tighter networks of researchers, policy makers, advocacy groups, and healthcare organizations.
Natural and artificial disasters aren’t always preventable. In fact, they’re likely to become even more frequent in years to come. And, once the wildfire is extinguished or the storm has passed, that doesn’t mean the danger is over. How can we protect disaster cleanup teams from these safety risks?
This fall’s SafetyFOCUS immersive education experience from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) will help occupational safety and health professionals advance their careers and keep workers safe in all industries. But there’s only one week left to secure a discounted rate because early bird registration ends Thursday, Aug. 25.
OSHA is old news at this point, especially for companies with mature safety and health programs. For many companies with full-time professionals it is a time of looking inward, internally within the organization.
By now, most people are aware of just how essential fleets are to our daily lives — we have the pandemic to thank for that. Click-and-collect culture met with the supply chain fiasco of 2022 has compounded the need for fleets to keep the supply and demand chain moving, enable technicians to deliver field services, and transport both the niceties and essentials of modern life.
Everyone can play a role in minimizing workplace risks that lead to injuries, illnesses and fatalities. ASSP encourages involvement in Safe + Sound Week, an annual workplace safety campaign spearheaded by OSHA. The nationwide event takes place Aug. 15-21.
Who is more empathetic e.g., better able to recognize pain in a person’s face, a professional industrial hygienist, or a professional historian? A person’s empathy capacity may be partly determined by Empathy Quotient (EQ) scores.