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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First Aid Kits: Update Yours to Meet New Industry Standard

A first aid kit can be easy to ignore. It’s quiet, unobtrusive, and often hiding in plain sight. But it’s more likely to be used than you might think. There were 2.7 million workplace nonfatal injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in the U.S. in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor […]

EHS On Tap: E108 Focusing On Fall Prevention

On episode 108 of EHS On Tap, Karen Hamel of HalenHardy talks about why fall prevention is still a major problem.

MIOSHA Alliance Addresses Airborne Contaminants

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) formed an alliance with the Michigan Industrial Ventilation Conference (MIVC) to help prevent and reduce airborne contaminants through industrial ventilation. The partners will raise awareness of MIOSHA’s rulemaking and enforcement initiatives pertaining to airborne contaminants, along with bolstering education, outreach, and training to protect Michigan workers across a wide range of industries. “MIOSHA is pleased […]

Are You Ready for Winter’s Hazards?

Are you aware of and prepared for the hazards of winter? State and federal agencies were focused on heat stress after the Pacific Northwest’s heat dome last summer. We also saw renewed action on a federal heat stress standard. However, winter has its own hazards, like frostbite, hypothermia, and trench foot. It also can include […]

Infographic: Cold Stress

As it gets colder outside, it is important to revisit the safety measures that employers can take to make sure that all of their personnel remain safe this winter. Here’s what you need to know to protect your workforce from the dangers of cold stress.

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Florida Roofer Facing Imprisonment in Ongoing OSHA Case

A Jacksonville, Florida, roofing contractor faces incarceration for his failure to comply with court orders related to a series of safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced. Travis Slaughter, the owner of Great White Construction Inc. and Florida Roofing Experts, has failed to pay $2,202,049 in penalties assessed by OSHA for […]

ASSP, NSC: Pandemic May Have Curtailed Fatal Injuries

Professional safety groups pointed to pandemic disruptions including fewer hours worked and working from home, as contributing factors in the decline in fatal workplace injuries in 2020 reported last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS announced a 10.7% decrease in fatal injuries with the release of its 2020 Census of Fatal […]