Cal/OSHA continues to warn employers and employees that the major outbreak of hepatitis A in parts of the state is ongoing and that California law requires that employers take measures to stop or reduce the spread of this highly contagious disease in the workplace. Most of the essential measures involve keeping a clean workplace and […]
Category: Personnel Safety
OSHA has announced that one of its priority goals for 2018 is to reduce trenching and excavation accidents. There appear to be solid reasons for doing so. In 2011, OSHA said that two workers a month were killed in trench collapses, and the picture has not improved.
March is Save Your Vision Month, and proper eye protection is crucial for workplace safety. Are you following these 7 simple steps to prevent workplace eye injuries?
March is National Ladder Safety Month, an observance organized by the American Ladder Institute (ALI) to raise awareness about ladder hazards and provide resources to prevent ladder-related injuries. Yesterday, we covered some key safe work practices for employees who use ladders. Today, we’ll review the basics of OSHA’s compliance requirements for ladders.
The American Ladder Institute (ALI) has designated March as National Ladder Safety Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and provide resources to decrease the number of ladder-related incidents. Kat Seiffert, marketing manager of the Chicago-based association, says the observance is in its second year and has garnered growing support from businesses and sponsors.
The National Safety Council (NSC) notes that while many Americans fear flying, violence, and natural disasters, the odds of dying from preventable, everyday incidents are far greater—the greatest ever, in fact, in United States history.
An agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has rejected a petition by the National Chicken Council to waive speed limits at U.S. poultry plants.
Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities are places of mental and physical healing and pain relief. Yet, they are often sites of danger to staff, most often to frontline staff, such as nurses, aides, and receptionists.
The combustion of fossil fuels accounts for 75% to 85% of emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), but the chemical is also generated by multiple industrial activities, including the manufacture of hydrosulfites and other sulfur-containing chemicals; to bleach wood pulp and paper; to process, disinfect, and bleach food; for waste and water treatment in metal and […]
In recent weeks, a storm brought high winds and snow to much of the East Coast, and in its wake, much of the country experienced a dangerous combination of temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below average and subzero wind chills, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). While it has now passed, winter is far from over—read these important […]