Category: Personnel Safety

hurricane

OSHA Issues Warning to Employers on Hurricane Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) warned employers to protect workers from the safety and health hazards that often follow hurricanes, including the biological and chemical hazards of contaminated floodwaters, damaged power lines, debris and downed trees, and carbon monoxide fumes from gasoline-powered generators.

Back pain ergonomics

Are There Safety Statutes or Position Papers on Home Office Ergonomics?

With a large portion of the workforce currently working from home amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many safety managers want to know where their responsibilities begin and end as it relates to home office ergonomics. A customer recently posed a question on this to the experts at Safety.BLR.com®—read on to see what they had to […]

House kitchen fire

NIOSH Issues Guidance on Row House Firefighting

On September 10, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) issued a fact sheet and poster outlining tactics to ensure the safety of firefighters responding to row house fires. The institute recently completed a firefighter fatality investigation of a career lieutenant killed while fighting a row house fire.

Safety program technology

Check out the Transcript of Our EHS on Tap Conversation on Safety Connectivity!

It takes clear, regular communication to drive the employee engagement required to build and maintain an effective safety culture at any organization. This is especially true as we continue to adjust to the “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic, with organizations of all shapes and sizes operating on a wide spectrum of models, from having […]

Safety program technology

EHS on Tap: E60 Advancing Your Worker Safety Program with Practical Connectivity

Even before a great many of us were working remotely, connectivity has been and will always be a key component of successful safety programs and healthy safety cultures. Open communication, engagement from employees and management, and effective change management all depend on connectivity, and technology can help facilitate all of these factors on which effective […]

COVID-19 coronavirus

AIHA Releases COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

On August 31, AIHA (formerly the American Industrial Hygiene Association) released guidance documents and a white paper for employers trying to control workplace infections during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

First responders, ambulance corps

AIHA Launches Site for First Responder Health Resources

AIHA (formerly the American Industrial Hygiene Association) launched a new website—https://www.workerhealthsafety.org/first-responders—with occupational health resources about the long-term health risks faced by emergency responders. The website includes a case study of training to prepare first responders for rail emergencies and a directory of industrial hygienists and occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals.