Dog bites are an iconic job hazard for the brave men and women of the United States Postal Service (USPS), and they appear to be on the rise. Find out which U.S. city has the dubious distinction of logging the most postal worker dog bites.
Category: Injuries and Illness
Modern safety management goes beyond covering traditional workplace accidents to now being equally concerned with illnesses caused on and even off the job. This section will explain what you need to know to avoid both injuries and illnesses, and to track your progress in reaching this goal.
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Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have yet to embrace robotics on a large scale—perhaps because modern industrial robots are best suited to larger, higher-volume operations. The dynamic, small-batch production environment of SMEs require a skill set robots have not, in the past, possessed: the ability to work collaboratively with humans and with other robots. But […]
In November 2016, a Chinese firm was showing off its educational toy robot, “Little Chubby,” at the China International Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen, China. Without warning, the robot rolled out of control, smashed a glass booth, and injured the man inside. Social media had a field day: the robots were rising at last!
Federal OSHA does not require employers to record injuries that only require first aid on OSHA injury and illness forms (OSHA Form 300 and 301 Incident Reports). At most workplaces, injuries or illnesses requiring only first aid are commonplace.
On June 18, 2016, bride-to-be Regina Elsea showed up for her shift as a temporary employee at the Ajin plant in Cusseta, Alabama. The plant, which makes metal parts for Hyundai and Kia vehicles, was built in 2008 and is heavily automated. When a sensor fault shut down a robotic production line, Elsea and three […]
California employers may soon be required to comply with a law that regulates heat at indoor workplaces. A lawyer close to the subject says a draft regulation currently being discussed has not engendered the warmest of receptions.
Late last year, the American Optometric Association (AOA) released its 2016 American Eye-Q® survey, which found that the average American spends 7 or more hours per day looking at an assortment of screens: phones, tablets, computers, and flat-screen televisions. For Millennials, the figure is even higher: an average of 9 hours per day. So how […]
March is Save Your Vision Month, and the American Optometric Association (AOA) is encouraging everyone to be aware of the hazards of light. No, not the intense ultraviolet light that causes welder’s flash or the concentrated beam of a laser, but much more ordinary light: the blue light that is part of the visible spectrum […]
Recently, a subscriber asked the following question: We have recently had two medical issues that required us to send the employees to the hospital. One passed out and collapsed from pneumonia, and the other had a potential TIA. Do either of these qualify as OSHA recordable accidents?
Sixty-one people died on the job in Oregon during 2016, according to a preliminary report issued by the state’s Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS). That’s up from 2015’s figure of 41 deaths.