Building a culture of occupational health and safety is vital for all businesses and is key to ensuring not just workplace compliance, but sustainable competitive advantage. To manage risks and to meet today’s standards in occupational health, the first place to start is to make sure you assess and measure risks accurately, and the best way to begin is by gaining a thorough understanding of the solutions and equipment available for monitoring these risks.
Hearing loss isn’t the first injury that comes to mind when an arc fault occurs. The light and heat emitted by the massive electrical explosion – the arc flash – can cause life-threatening and life-altering burns to the skin, compression injuries and loss of limbs if workers are left unprotected.
Preventive safety evaluations help protect personnel and equipment, cut costly downtime and losses, and minimize liability exposure. This article highlights common areas of hazards in a manufacturing facility, and some potential solutions to explore.
OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are using a contest to challenge inventors and entrepreneurs to help develop a technological solution to workplace noise exposure and related hearing loss.
The Media Award was established to recognize the efforts of writers and/or producers of news features that serve to heighten public awareness of the hazards of noise. The National Hearing Conservation Association is pleased to announce this year’s winner of the NHCA Media Award: The Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (DOD HCE), Comprehensive Hearing Health Program (CHHP) for exceptional outreach and multimedia work that serves to heighten public awareness of the hazards of noise.
Oil and gas industry, electrical safety, workers comp costs make news
December 14, 2013
E-cigarettes getting into the wrong hands, a new option for OSHA whistleblowers and developments in the NY train derailment were among this week’s top EHS- and health-related stories as featured on ISHN.com.