Category: Health and Wellness

ATRI Releases Study of Cannabis Legalization Impacts

Even as states continue to make recreational marijuana more easily available, a positive driver test for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, takes a driver out of service and affects the trucking industry, which is already dealing with driver shortages, according to a new report released June 5 by the American Transportation Research Institute […]

Faces of EHS: Danielle Posa on Wellness and Psychological Safety

Danielle Posa is the founder of Workplace Wellbeing Advisors and Vice-Chair of the Global Wellness Institute’s Workplace Wellbeing Initiative. With 14+ years as a management consultant, Danielle has worked with organizations across a variety of industries, all over the world. She partners with executive teams to develop and implement long-term, culturally integrated wellbeing strategies. Danielle […]

EHSDA Shorts: Key Mental Health Indicators

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Kathy Freeman, Safety Director for Mortenson’s Denver Operating Group, about key mental health indicators and building relationships. Tune in to hear her insights.

Back to Basics: Drug and Alcohol Impairment

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine drugs and alcohol, and impairment on the road and in the workplace. Drug and alcohol abuse can leave workers and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers impaired. As more states have decriminalized […]

Understanding Workplace Fungal Threats

A Michigan paper mill recently had to close for intensive cleaning following an outbreak of workplace fungal infections. There were 21 confirmed cases, including 1 fatality, and 76 people at the mill were classified as having probable cases of blastomycosis. Fungal diseases like blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever), and histoplasmosis can infect anyone, according to the […]

Ask the Expert: Hazardous Dusts  

In our ESG Week installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by our sponsor, Camfil, we look at some questions about hazardous dust and how it relates to air quality. See what expert Randi Huckaby, product manager with Camfil APC, had to say. Q. What’s so dangerous about dust, and how does it relate […]

Michigan Paper Mill Closed Following Fungal Outbreak

The Billerud Paper Mill in Escanaba, Michigan, has closed for cleaning following an outbreak of blastomycosis fungal infections, Billerud North America announced. The outbreak included a fatality, according to local public health officials. “As a precautionary measure, we will temporarily idle the Escanaba Mill for up to three weeks to facilitate additional proper cleaning based […]

What Makes a Glove Impact Resistant?

By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator Not surprisingly, injuries caused by knocks, bumps, and pinches are among the most common across various industries and can cause a wide range of hand injuries. When an object strikes or pinches a hand, the force is transferred directly from the object to the hand and can lead […]

FDA Approves OTC Overdose Treatment

On March 29, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of an over-the-counter (OTC) nasal spray for the treatment of opioid overdoses. Narcan, a 4 milligram (mg) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, is the first naloxone product approved for use without a prescription. The National Safety Council (NSC) said it “is thrilled workplaces […]

Back to Basics: Hazardous Air Pollution

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine hazardous air pollution and the EPA’s strategies for dealing with climate change. Following the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, that happened in early February, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has […]