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Infographic: Meatpacking Hazards

Employees in the meatpacking industry are exposed to a number of different health and safety hazards on a regular basis. According to OSHA, these hazards include exposure to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and hazardous chemicals. Workers also face biological hazards from handling live animals or exposures to blood or feces […]

FMCSA Seeks Input on Logging Device Regulations

On September 16, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a request for comments on its electronic logging device (ELD) regulations for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) (87 Federal Register (FR) 56921). In an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, the agency revealed it is considering changes in the applicability for pre-2000 engines, addressing ELD malfunctions, […]

OMB Says EPA Proposed Rule to Designate PFAS As Hazardous Will Be Costly

The EPA’s proposed rulemaking to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), including their salts and structural isomers—as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) hit a snag after its Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review. The review identified the proposal as “economically […]

Faces of EHS: Brittany Luster on Conquering Self-Doubt

Brittany Luster has been a dedicated Tyson Foods team member since 2013 when she began her career as an Operations Associate at a local poultry facility in Northwest Arkansas. Within her first year, she was promoted to a 2nd Processing Production Supervisor. To advance her career, she transitioned into the role of Enterprise Inventory Management […]

How Is Your Forklift and Powered Industrial Truck Compliance?

Are you ready for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection of your powered industrial truck compliance? In the warehousing and storage industry, the powered industrial truck standard is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard. The agency currently has several powered industrial truck regional emphasis programs (REPs), as well as industry-specific REPs for warehousing and […]

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Infographic: Meatpacking Hazards

Employees in the meatpacking industry are exposed to a number of different health and safety hazards on a regular basis. According to OSHA, these hazards include exposure to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and hazardous chemicals. Workers also face biological hazards from handling live animals or exposures to blood or feces […]

EHS On Tap E127: The Importance of MSD Prevention

On episode 127 of EHS On Tap, Corinne Towler, director of the National Safety Council’s MSD Solutions Lab, and Emily Prentice, senior research associate for the MSD Solutions Lab, talk about new research on musculoskeletal disorder prevention. Recorded at the 2022 NSC Safety Congress and Expo in San Diego.

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Tips to build a Hand Safety Program That Reduces Injuries

Every year, millions of workers get injured on the job, and a significant number of reported occupational injuries are hand related. The good news is that hand injuries are the number one preventable industrial accident across all industries. So, if hand injuries are so preventable, why are they so common? And how have some companies […]

The Risk and the Rewards: How Organizations are Keeping Safety as the Focus

When maintaining a safe work environment, it’s important to consider risk and take steps to manage it. The Risks and the Rewards survey from Avetta and EHS Daily Advisor was launched in May 2022 and gathered the insight of 106 environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals about how their organizations handle risk management and mitigation. […]

Workplace Safety 101: Do You Know Enough?

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the economic cost of unregulated occupational health and safety practices is estimated to be close to 4% of the yearly global GDP which is around $3 trillion. Businesses around the world are paying a steep cost on workplace incidents and safety hazards. To mitigate damages, organizations must ensure […]

Worthy of Your Trust: How ehsAI Turns Compliance Documents into Actionable Output

The number of global regulations for EHS and quality practices is increasing every year, as are the penalties for noncompliance. The cost of failing to comply with regulations is high and can be measured in terms of money, brand damage, environmental damage, and human lives. Yet with regulatory compliance becoming increasingly complex—especially for organizations with international […]