Hearing conservation has apparently not been a priority at Prestress Services Industries of Ohio LLC, a full-service structural precast company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Among the 20 safety and health violations found by OSHA inspectors at the company’s Mount Vernon, Ohio concrete production plant:
Noise levels in the facility were above the permissible exposure limit, and
A new Quarterly Data Report (QDR) from the Center for Construction Research and Training examines trends in work and non-work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), the soft-tissue injuries caused by exposure to repetitive or sudden motions, forces, and awkward positions. In 2017, the rate of employer-reported, work-related MSDs in construction was 31.2 cases per 10,000 FTEs, less than one-quarter of 1992's level.
The Spanish government’s recent proposal to double the occupational exposure limit value (OELV) for silica is being met with opposition by worker safety advocates. The current limit is 0.05 mg/m³. Under a draft decree presented to the national occupational health and safety commission earlier this month, OELV would be raised to (0.1mg/m³).
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October 15, 2019
KPA, a leading provider of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), HR Management, and Finance & Insurance compliance software and services, has been honored as a 2019 Top 20 Health and Safety Training Company, by Training Industry Inc., the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders.
Occupational safety and health experts are urging the U.S. Congress to go slow and consider workplace safety when taking on the legalization of marijuana. Although recreational and medical marijuana are still prohibited under federal law, it is legal in 33 states and the District of Columbia – and counting.
It only takes a cursory examination of a welding torch to understand there are some real safety concerns with this craft. Welding is a 100-plus-year-old practice that's still a fundamental component of machine work and industry today.
Death on a movie set, a nanotechnology research update and prison time for a roofing contractor after an employee’s fatal fall. These were among the top occupational safety and health stories featured on ISHN.com this week.
OSHA has formed a national alliance with the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), and Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) to protect the safety and health of workers in the solid waste industry.
During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will address transportation hazards, including backovers and distracted driving; slips, trips, and falls; musculoskeletal injuries; heat and cold stress; and needle stick and other hazards.
Safety professionals in a wide range of industries are well aware of the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE).
When it comes to protecting eyes and faces, the employer or safety manager must assess the workplace and determine if there are hazards present that that necessitate the use PPE by workers. [29 CFR 1910.132(d)]
Some of the most hazardous sounds we hear are brief sounds – noises from impacts and impulses. These arise from sources like household tools, construction, industrial noise, firecrackers, guns, and even automotive airbags. Read More
Zika Virus: An Emerging Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Risks and Prevention in the Workplace will present the history and evolution of the Zika Virus including understanding the geographic areas and populations at risk, the epidemiology of the disease, modes of transmission, case definitions, clinical presentation, health effects, surveillance and prevention in the workplace and in the community. Read More
Water is the most abundant compound on the Earth’s surface, covering 71% of its surface area. It is a vital component for all known forms of life and is the aquatic habitat for thousands of species of microalgae, fish and shellfish.