In 1998, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 413 workers were struck and killed by vehicles. That was “the highest number in the 7-year period that the fatality census has been compiled.”1 Without a standard in place, the numbers were steadily rising.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®) and OSHAhave renewed a partnership aimed at fostering safer and more healthful American workplaces. Through the alliance, the two organizations will pursue the following national priorities, among others: young worker health and safety; temporary workers; workplace hazards within emerging industries; disaster preparedness, response and recovery; and opioids in the workplace.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) says the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has presented no scientific evidence for its proposal to let healthcare workers as young as 16 operate power-driven patient lifts without adult supervision.