Category: Personnel Safety

Car Accident

NIOSH Plans for the Next Decade of Motor Vehicle Safety

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a draft strategic plan for studying motor vehicle safety issues over the next 10 years. The institute is seeking comment on its “Center for Motor Vehicle Safety (CMVS) Strategic Plan, 2020-2029.” Comments are due February 14, 2020.

Workers wearing protective clothing fixing welding and grinding industrial construction oil and gas pipeline.

7 Ways Leaders Can Raise the Standard for Worker Safety in the Pipeline Industry and Beyond

America’s pipelines are integral to our economy, supplying the country with the crude oil and gas that fuels our businesses and day-to-day activities. But while the pipeline industry may be among the most important of our country’s industries, without awareness, training, and staunch commitment to safety regulations, pipeline work can also be among the riskiest.

Safe Patient Handling and Mobility, SPHM

NIOSH Study Finds Health Risks Among Patient Care Aides

Patient care aides have limited access to health care and a high prevalence of some adverse health outcomes such as arthritis that may be related to their occupational tasks, researchers for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found in a recently published study.

Retail Facilities

BLS Notes a Rise in Retail Injuries for 2018

The number and rate of workplace injuries in the retail trade rose in 2018, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The retail trade was the only one of 19 private industries in which the rate of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses rose in 2018, the BLS stated.

Lone worker inspecting storage tank.

Lone Worker Risk Management: Apply the 4 Ps

Whether you are working for a large corporation with thousands of employees or a small business contractor with a handful of employees, there are times that will require employees to be lone workers. During these times, lone workers must make many decisions to successfully complete a task on time. To work safely, these employees need […]

Healthcare workplace violence

House Passes Healthcare Workplace Violence Bill

A bill mandating a federal workplace violence prevention standard for healthcare and social services passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309), would require the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish an interim standard within 1 year, a proposed […]

forklift

OSHA Proposals for Forklifts, Walking-Working Surfaces in New Labor Agenda

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plans to issue a pair of proposals in the new year to update its forklift and walking-working surfaces rules, according to the Department of Labor’s new regulatory agenda. The department issued its first agenda since Eugene Scalia became Secretary of Labor.

A deer crossing street sign on an icy road

Safety First! Protective Measures to Take This Holiday Season

For many, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the winter holiday season. Along with the joy of spending time with family and friends, this time of year can also be a dangerous one. Everything from colder weather to crowded roadways and unsafe cooking techniques can result in personal injuries and property damage. If injuries are severe […]

Construction workers and technology

Struck-by Hazards Could Be Prevented by Wearable Technology

Wearable technology could alert construction workers to nearby vehicles or equipment, preventing caught between and struck-by injuries, a recent study found. A prototype belt with vibrating motors alerted participants to the presence of vehicles and equipment in research performed by CPWR—The Center for Construction Research and Training.