An employee of a frozen-pizza manufacturer suffered a fatal injury while cleaning a machine on July 20, 2021. An inspection by the OSHA determined that Rich Products Corp.’s failure to implement energy control procedures – commonly known as lockout/tagout – exposed its third-shift sanitation workers to serious hazards.
Working in the recesses of Apalachicola National Forest on a July day as temperatures neared 100 degrees, the supervisor of two crews hired to clear invasive plants saw one 42-year-old worker was sweating heavily, his hands were trembling, and he seemed confused, unable to respond to commands.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have renewed a collaborative partnership to improve occupational safety and health at workplaces throughout the United States and enhance the development of safety and health professionals.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, January 14, 2022 updated its guidance on masks for the general public, now saying that people "may choose" to wear N95 and KN95 masks because they offer the best protection against Covid-19.
On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated decision blocking OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS), which required employers with 100 or more employees to implement a COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing policy, in addition to other requirements.
3M and Examinetics are excited to announce that Examinetics is now a 3M Preferred Fit Test Service Provider in the U.S. 3M and Examinetics are working together to emphasize the importance of respirator fit and to help increase the availability of high-quality fit testing for 3M’s occupational respirator customers.
VPPPA’s Safety+ Symposium will be held in Washington, D.C., on August 23-25, 2022. Reconnect with your occupational safety & health peers and learn how to further develop your passion for safety. Registration opens February 22, 2022.