It’s Tuesday Sept 14 at the ASSP conference in Austin and on a day when an afternoon general session addresses “Well-Being: What Does It Have to Do With Safety?” a tour of the expo floor finds numerous vendors offering health-related services. And we’re not just talking about first aid kits.
A Monday morning session at the ASSP Safety21 conference in Austin, TX, took on the subject of “mindset shifts.” How do you get workers on the frontlines, in the field or on the floor, to make the right decisions and choose the right behaviors?
Workplace safety expos used to be the stuff of hard hats and other safety hardware – personal protective equipment. The market was blue collar. It still is, with construction, manufacturing and utility workers prime PPE users. But a walk through the 24 aisles of this year’s ASSP Safety21 expo finds many vendors with products and services aimed not at protecting the worker’s body but increasing their safety knowledge.
The American Society of Safety Professionals’ Safety21 Conference and Expo kicked off this morning in Austin, TX. Approximately 2,200 safety pros are here, with another 2,500 attending virtually online, according to Blaine Krage, ASSP senior media relations specialist.
A North Georgia chicken plant and its associated companies face $1 million in fines and dozens of citations from OSHA over the deaths of six workers and injuries of a dozen in a nitrogen accident in January.
As the CDC has recommended all Americans, regardless of coronavirus vaccination status, return to wearing face coverings in indoor public places to help thwart the spread of the highly contagious delta variant, the mask debate is in the spotlight once again. But some experts say the recommendations should specify the kind of masks people should be using.
For everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July celebration, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has some suggestions to make sure illness or avoidable injuries do not ruin this year’s festivities.
The Biden administration plans to nominate California official Doug Parker to lead OSHA as the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, the White House said on Friday, April 9, 2021.