Sprains, strains, and aching backs are among the most common occupational injuries in any field—and in jobs with multiple risk factors, workers are at increased risk of such injuries. Baggage handlers in the cruise ship industry are one group at increased risk; their job requires lifting and moving baggage and supplies with irregular sizes and […]
Backing up his commitment to improve the federal Superfund program, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has issued a list of 21 Superfund sites that he has “targeted for immediate and intense attention.”
OSHA has cited a Connecticut construction contractor for exposing workers to mercury and respirator hazards while they dismantled a mercury boiler at a New Hampshire worksite. The agency has proposed $329,548 in fines.
Healthcare facilities are particularly vulnerable to incidents of workplace violence, and keeping hospitals safe for patients, staff, and visitors can be a monumental task. It’s a daily challenge for Jim Sawyer, CHS-IV, CPP, CHPA, Director of Security Services for Seattle Children’s Hospital.
The Air Force has high hopes for its Airman Safety App, described as a simple, web-based tool that provides a streamlined process for Airmen and others to report safety issues as they encounter them. A recent update to the tool, developed by the Air Force Safety Center, will enhance voluntary reporting capacity for safety issues […]
About one-quarter of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are attributable to worldwide agricultural and forestry practices. That means three-quarters are attributable to other causes, and one of them is probably connected to your business in some way. After all, nearly all businesses use electricity and heat (responsible for another one-quarter of all GHG emissions), and […]
Businesses have long sought to balance the dual priorities of safety and productivity. Lockton Senior Loss Control Consultant Tim Balmer acknowledges the struggle.
Farmers like to point out that they feed the world—but could farming practices actually save the world by reversing climate change? Perhaps. The practice of “carbon farming”—using farming practices that either directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions or that sequester carbon in soil or vegetation—is increasingly promoted as a method that could, together with fossil fuel […]
Sometimes, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finds that the problems at one of a company’s facilities are really an issue in all of a company’s facilities. Since 2002, in a small number of such cases, OSHA will seek to enter into a settlement agreement that applies to every one of the company’s facilities. […]
Two Minnesota-based companies are working to help safety professionals predict and prevent possible job hazards. Safety gear maker Ergodyne and platform developer Corvex Connected Safety are connecting smart personal protective equipment (PPE) to a platform that shares real-time data, insights, and safety risk concerns from and with workers connected to the gear.