Workers who are required to do their jobs in extremely hot environments — from construction sites to chemical plants and offshore oil rigs — can be at risk of serious heat-related injuries and illnesses.
Workplace violence strikes in Virginia Beach, surprising data about medical marijuana and occupational fatalities and job burn-out gets some official recognition. These were among the top occupational safety and health stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
After an anhydrous ammonia leak sent a Florida farm worker for medical treatment, OSHA investigators found multiple violations related to the hazardous material at his workplace.
The agency cited Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc. – based in Belle Glade –for failing to:
Cal/OSHA is reminding all employers to protect their outdoor workers from
heat illness as temperatures rise throughout California. The National Weather Service
has issued heat advisories for triple-digit temperatures today in Fresno, Kern, Kings and
Tulare counties and forecasts high heat throughout inland parts of the state next week.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association, a gateway to renowned industrial hygiene/occupational health (IH/OH) knowledge and expertise, has announced the launch of two new professional assessment-based certificate programs, the latest addition to the Association's existing eLearning education and training resources.
Intelex brings environmental, health & safety, and quality management software capability to Industrial Scientific
June 6, 2019
Industrial Scientific, a global leader in connected sensing technology and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV), is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement with JMI Equity to acquire Intelex Technologies for approximately $570M. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.
Less than half of the states where the drug treatment is legal protect patients from employment discrimination. Courts have generally sided with employers -- until recently.
Summary: Of the 33 states where medical marijuana is legal, 14 protect patients from employment discrimination. Recent court rulings signal a potential shift in favor of employees.
Ohio employers can fire employees who use medical marijuana or refuse to hire them in the first place.
Medical marijuana is legal in Ohio, but it remains illegal at the federal level and Ohio employers are testing for it like they would any other illegal drug.
“Under Ohio law, employers don’t have to currently hire someone who uses medical marijuana and they don’t have to retain an employee that tests positive for medical marijuana,” said Michael Griffaton, an attorney at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.
Why my role exists, to me, is that it is simply for the people. The people I get to work with and for each day. When it’s about names, not numbers, there is a True North that continues to direct my vision of what World Class truly looks like.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), some 22 million U.S. workers are currently exposed to hazardous noise conditions. Excessive workplace noise is linked not only to hearing loss, but also to a host of other medical conditions, including cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis, and coronary heart disease (CHD).