OSHA has launched a new Web page to help employers and employees understand and address violence in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Find out more about this worsening problem and what can be done.
Category: Personnel Safety
It was a frightening moment for a New York gravedigger when a grave opening he was working on collapsed on him. Find out what happened and make sure your employees aren’t at risk for trench collapses.
Recently, we received the following question from a subscriber:
Employees working in the rain face additional hazards, such as poor visibility and wet, slippery surfaces. Here are work practices that will help prevent accidents and injuries when working in the rain.
A new report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) outlined recommendations to improve comfort for employees who work in moderately cold environments such as food preparation workers who may spend 8 hours or more in refrigerated rooms.
In an unprecedented decision, the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board recently ruled in favor of Cal/OSHA’s 2012 citations against two employers because their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) failed to effectively address the hazard of indoor heat. Keep reading to learn what the decision means for California employers.
The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is full of joy and celebration. But from stress and germs to distraction and overindulgence, it’s also fraught with hazards that can leave your employees ill, injured, or dispirited.
Confined spaces can be death traps for workers, isolating them in a space they cannot easily escape in the presence of invisible, subtly accumulating hazards like flammable or oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
NIOSH recently announced the launch of its new National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW), which will focus on the safety of workers of all ages, promote their lifelong well-being, and advance the concept of productive aging.