Doug Parker, the former head of Cal/OSHA nominated by President Biden on April 9, 2021, to lead federal OSHA, steps into the most pressurized and politicized atmosphere in the agency’s 50-year history.
What’s that one worksite habit that really grinds your gears? Every safety pro has one pet peeve they hate to see but can’t seem to eliminate. Bad safety habits happen on every job site, but breaking those habits isn’t as easy as slapping workers on the wrist or offering them rewards.
For six days, a massive ship called the Ever Given captivated the world as it remained stuck in the Suez Canal. The resulting congestion cost as much as $10 billion a day, slowing global maritime trade.
In your life outside work, you might be as visible or as low-key as you want. But on a construction site, where struck-by accidents are a constant concern, there’s only one way to operate safely: as visibly as possible.
Applying anti-slip coatings on the flooring in a warehouse is a proactive way to help people stay safe. These facilities typically have high-traffic areas, and appropriate flooring ensures individuals have the traction needed to move efficiently through the space.
Right now, it is a difficult time to be an employee in almost any industry. Massive and rapid shifts in workplace policies have taken place to fight COVID-19. At the same time, workers face greater economic and personal challenges in dealing with the pandemic economy.
Prioritizing the safety and health of all attendees, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has moved its signature event to a new date and location while making it a hybrid experience for the first time. The Safety 2021 Professional Development Conference and Exposition will take place Sept. 13-15 both online and in-person in Austin, Texas, enabling attendees to access continuing education like never before.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a research agenda for critical issues involved in the COVID-19 pandemic. Future research should focus on essential workers involved in critical continuity functions in the United States, according to NIOSH.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 2019 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis earlier this year, and companies across the nation are actively working to reduce their chemical footprint. Despite a minor increase in the Pacific Southwest Region, the overall release of TRI chemicals was down by 9 percent in 2019.
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.
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