Warmer weather means more motorcyclists on the road
May 11, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding motorists and motorcyclists to ‘Share the Road’ during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. A motorcyclist has the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as any other motorist on the roadway.
Recent contributions totaling $60 million dollars to the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign -- including a hefty donation from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg -- are angering the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), which calls the campaign an attack on coal miners and their families.
Many adults in the U.S. are not getting the recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers, according to data published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. For 2013, screening for these types of cancers either fell behind previous rates or showed no improvement.
Transgender worker safety and health, making underwater work safer for divers and new rail safety rules were among the top occupational safety and health, public health and public safety stories posted on ISHN.com this week.
Safety leaders commit to protecting individuals who face multiple occupational safety challenges
May 8, 2015
A joint report conducted by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) concludes workers who are Hispanic, young and work for small construction firms likely face greater occupational safety and health challenges than almost any other employee segment or industry in the United States.
With warm weather finally here and grass greening up and growing fast, the sound of power lawn mowers fills the air in many neighborhoods. While they are useful tools to have, they are also hazardous when not used correctly.
The global diving industry’s frequency of diver fatalities, injuries, incidents, and asset damage occurring while using underwater oxy-arc cutting continues to be “unacceptably high,” according to the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP).
Less than two weeks after Olympic medalist Bruce Jenner got the nation talking about the transgender topic by revealing his own ongoing transition from male to female, OSHA has taken a step to improve workplace safety and health for transgender workers.
Residents of the tiny town of Heimdal, North Dakota and people on surrounding farms were evacuated yesterday after a BNSF train carrying crude oil derailed, causing ten cars to become engulfed in flames.