Category: Personnel Safety

Steps for Heat-Related Illness Prevention Among Workers

Summer is nearly upon us! If last year, the fourth hottest on record, is any indication of the temperatures to come, preparing for hot conditions is advisable. Heat is a condition that affects all work spaces, whether indoors or out. In addition to the climate, heat can be generated by machinery that increases the average […]

Food processing, coffee roasting and packaging

SDS Fail Exposes Food Processing Workers to Hazardous Chemicals

Safety data sheets (SDSs) for several bulk flavorings failed to list hazardous substances, according to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) findings. Out of 26 bulk liquid flavorings obtained from two U.S. coffee roasting and packaging facilities, 21 contained diacetyl, and 15 contained 2,3-pentanedione.

Grain storage

OSHA Joins with Industry to Highlight Grain Safety

Grain engulfment is one of the most serious, sometimes fatal, safety and health hazards in the agriculture and grain and feed processing industries. OSHA and its industry partners are sponsoring a “Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week,” March 25–29, to alert workers to grain handling hazards.

Safety consensus, meeting, agreement, chemical plant

CSB Highlights Consensus Standards to Promote Safety

The U.S. Chemical and Safety Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) recently released a Safety Spotlight recommending that employers closely apply industry consensus standards to safeguard employee and public safety. Titled “The Importance of Industry Safety Guidelines, Codes, and Standards,” the report highlights the CSB’s role in accident investigation and focuses on several safety codes and standards […]