To combat the hazards associated with extreme heat exposure – both indoors and outdoors – the White House this week announced enhanced and expanded efforts the U.S. Department of Labor is taking to address heat-related illnesses.
Safety leaders exemplify best practices in keeping workers safe
September 16, 2021
J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. on Thursday, September 16 announced the winners of the 2021 J. J. Keller Safety Professional of the Year (SPOTY) Awards, one of the most prestigious forms of recognition in the field of workplace safety. ISHN's chief editor Benita Mehta was a guest judge this year.
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.
- The National Safety Council (NSC), the nation’s leading workplace safety advocate, urged all employers to implement a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for their workers and unveiled a guide outlining four levels of requirements for various workplace risk profiles.
Heat illness is 100% preventable, yet 11 workers suffer serious heat-related injury or death every day in the United States. Without federal standards for preventing heat illness on the job, the problem persists and stands to increase dramatically as the climate warms.
Safety and health professionals have just a few days to sign up for the online component of Safety 2021 before the rate increases on Aug. 28. The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) will present its 60th annual event Sept. 13-15 in Austin, Texas. The hybrid experience will feature both online and in-person sessions for the first time ever.