Optional industrial safety certifications can help improve workplace safety and preparedness – and communicate the fact that a company goes above and beyond to keep their employees safe. Here are six safety certifications that industrial businesses should strongly consider getting.
OSHA has cited Anderson Foot and Ankle Clinic for potentially exposing employees to infectious materials, and for violations of the hazard communication standard. The agency proposed penalties totaling $93,074. OSHA inspectors cited the Rolla-based podiatry clinic for improperly handling medical waste, failing to review the exposure control plan annually, and failing to provide vaccines for employees exposed to bloodborne pathogens. The clinic also was cited for failing to update safety data sheets, and for lacking a list of hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.
More than one-quarter (28%) of injured emergency medical services (EMS) workers surveyed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) said their injuries occurred as they were transferring, carrying, or lifting a patient at the time of injury – and often that patient was heavy, overweight, or obese.
After receiving a complaint about employees at a Pennsylvania health care facility being exposed to workplace violence, OSHA enforcement personnel found that hazard along with potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of safety and regulatory compliance solutions, has introduced four new industry-specific publications to help safety professionals comply with the complex OSHA regulations that apply to their operations.
The hotel that is the subject of a complaint filed by some of its housekeeping employees with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) was “quite surprised” to learn of the concerns in the complaint.
Housekeeping department employees of the Sofitel Los Angeles have filed a complaint with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) alleging that they do not have the proper equipment to safely handle linen contaminated with blood or to remove used syringes and needles they encounter in guest rooms.
Global retailer violates corporate-wide safety agreement
April 5, 2016
Walmart continues to endanger the safety and health of its employees despite a 2013 corporate-wide settlement agreement* with the OSHA to improve safety and health conditions at all of its store locations.
A popular Washington, D.C. hotel has come under fire for exposing its employees to hazards ranging from falls to potentially harmful chemicals. In response to a complaint, OSHA inspectors conducted an investigation at the Wardman Hotel LLC, doing business as Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, and found:
Among the articles in the August 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we have information on creating a spill response plan, reopening workplaces amid COVID-19, advice on choosing EHS software, tips on caring for FR clothing, and much more.