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.

Free Special REport: Does Your PPE Program Meet OSHA’s Requirements?

EHSDA Song of the Week: Cuts You Up

Eighty-four percent of sharps injuries—injuries from a needle or sharp object—occur among healthcare workers, according to a recent analysis from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). These can expose workers to bloodborne pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases. This disturbing statistic leads us to […]

NIOSH: Healthcare Workers Most Injured by Sharps

Most sharps injuries—84 percent—occur among healthcare workers, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) confirmed in a recently released analysis. Injuries from a needle or other sharp objects can expose workers to bloodborne pathogens (BBP), such as human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases, NIOSH said in the September […]

4 Crucial Questions to Ask When Developing a Contingency Plan for Workplace Medical Emergencies

Every workplace should have a contingency plan for medical emergencies. Even workplaces with just a handful of employees could be susceptible to emergencies, and having a plan for what to do when those emergencies happen can help people stay calm and sometimes save lives. When developing a necessary and effective contingency plan for medical emergencies, […]

Infographic: Proper Lifting Technique

Before lifting an object, assess your ability to handle the object. Here’s what you need to know about proper lifting technique.

Back to Basics: Preventing Back Injuries

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to prevent back injuries in the workplace. Many industries, ranging from nursing and construction to manufacturing and office work, can place significant demands on your back. Back pain can make […]

EHS On Tap E168: Mitigating Workplace Safety Risks

On episode 168 of EHS On Tap, Taryn Toic, Hygiene Team Lead at Aura Health and Safety, talks about mitigating workplace safety risks.

EHS On Tap E165: Be Prepared for Workplace Medical Emergencies

On episode 165 of EHS On Tap, Dr. Nathan Charlton, emergency medicine physician at the University of Virginia, talks about being prepared for workplace medical emergencies.

Dollar Tree Facing $295K in New OSHA Fines

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced June 22 that Dollar Tree Inc. is facing $294,668 in new OSHA fines following the agency’s inspection of a Coventry, Rhode Island, store. In response to a complaint, inspectors found store employees were exposed to slip and trip hazards created by haphazardly stacked boxes that were falling […]

EHSDA Shorts: How to Reduce Fatalities

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Trevor Bronson, Corporate Strategy Associate & Senior Product Marketing Manager at Intelex, about how organizations can reduce fatalities.

Amputations: OSHA’s Ongoing Enforcement

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has an ongoing National Emphasis Program (NEP) of enforcement and outreach to address amputation hazards across several manufacturing industries. Is your facility a target for OSHA’s enforcement? Industries targeted by the NEP include fabricated metal products, food, furniture and related products, machinery, nonmetallic mineral products, paper, plastics and […]