The families of two Pennsylvania firefighters who were killed when a building under construction collapsed have filed a lawsuit against the construction company and the owner of the building, according to news reports.
York City firefighters Ivan Flanscha, 50, and Zach Anthony, 29, died on March 22, 2018, when a partial building collapse caused them to fall from the second floor and be buried under debris.
In a move toward meeting goals for better cardiovascular health in the United States over the next decade, the American Heart Association (AHA) is joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Hypertension Control Roundtable (NHCR)® along with other founding members in a public, private and non-profit collaboration committed to increasing blood pressure control rates to 80% by 2025.
Many of the OSHA cases that cite “willful” violations present mysteries. The mysteries are why the alleged violations were categorized as willful. These charges are not a mystery to OSHA, but they are mysteries to readers of citations. Since the penalty for a willful violation can be over $130,000, there should not be any mystery about such charges.
The Campbell Institute, the global center of EHS excellence at the National Safety Council (NSC), has released a new white paper, Designing Strategy for Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention, the second in its series on this emerging safety trend. The report shares the perspectives of 11 Institute member and partner organizations on a variety of topics surrounding the development of their serious injury and fatality (SIF) prevention strategies and long-term goals, including metrics, tools, communication and performance.
According to estimates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 22 million workers across the United States are exposed to potentially damaging levels of noise at work each year. Worldwide, it is estimated that up to 24% of instances of hearing impairment are related to noise exposure in the workplace.
Workplace violence takes a deadly toll in Milwaukee, a shocking number of truckers test positive for substances and public health experts call for infrastructure investment to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
Tomorrow, February 29, 2020, has been designated International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) reminds workers that repetitive strain injuries are serious workplace hazards and encourages them to take action to prevent these injuries.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a public board meeting Tuesday during which it determined the probable cause for the fatal March 23, 2018, crash of a Tesla Model X in Mountain View, California.
Based on the findings of its investigation the NTSB issued a total of nine safety recommendations whose recipients include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, OSHA, SAE International, Apple Inc., and other manufacturers of portable electronic devices.
NSC – along with more than 50 organizations – urges candidates to adopt the plan in full or use it to close gaps in existing strategies
February 28, 2020
The National Safety Council (NSC), in partnership with more than 50 organizations and companies nationwide, released a comprehensive, inclusive strategy to address opioid misuse that all presidential candidates – regardless of party – should either adopt in full or use to close gaps in existing plans and policies.