We’re coming up on an anniversary: in 1970 Congress passed and President Richard Nixon signed into the law the Occupational Safety and Health Act, creating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA.
The New View is fundamentally the application of systems thinking to workplace health and safety. It considers safety an emergent property of the system. So what does that jargon mean? Instead of focusing on an individual thing, the organization steps back and takes a broader view.
Respiratory protection is arguably the most vital, potentially life-saving personal protective equipment (PPE), along with fall protection gear. And protecting your employees against respiratory hazards is challenging.
This exclusive ISHN ebook – Volume 3 – identifies the most serious construction hazards and provides protection tips and best practices. We pay particular attention to falls – the number one killer on construction sites.
The articles in this eBook have one aim: to protect your workers from the wear, tear and long-term punishment their hands might have to endure: sprains, strains, tears, soreness, pain, cuts, lacerations, punctures, bruises, contusions, fractures and amputations.
Respiratory protection is one of the most critical jobs supervised by safety and health professionals. In situations such as confined space work and exposures to extremely toxic substances, respiratory protection can mean the difference between life and death.
In 2017 the construction industry is one of the most dynamic sectors of the U.S. economy. Residential construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, and large scale painting jobs are all booming.
Several case studies in this eBook point out organizational safety and health cultures, and the use of new safety and health technologies. The issues of vehicle safety, distracted driving, job stress and fatigue are covered in a dramatic, real-life story from West Texas.
Welcome to ISHN’s second volume of feature articles and sponsored content relating to workplace hand protection. Safety and health professionals in every industry will benefit from the latest updates and innovations in work gloves. Think about it. Almost everyone uses their hands on the job, especially in manufacturing and construction.
Compliance bias is the belief that U.S. government mandates such as OSHA regulations are sufficient for most organizations to achieve injury and illness prevention objectives. This bias is outdated and dead wrong.