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ASSP Expects its Biggest Annual Meeting

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) expects its annual Safety 2024 Professional Development Conference and Expo to be its largest event ever, the ASSP announced May 29. The group’s annual workplace safety education event is scheduled for August 7–9 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The group’s largest conference and exposition to date […]

No Slip and Fall Training? Get Real

Yesterday we looked at some do’s and don’ts for slips, trips, and fall prevention. Today we look at some recommended training to help keep your workers from adding to the sobering statistics. OSHA’s general industry walking and working surfaces standard doesn’t require any specific employee training or information. However, with slips, trips, and falls constituting […]

2.1 Million People Affected by Elevated Arsenic Levels in Private Wells

In a new study, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that about 2.1 million people in the United States may be getting drinking water from private wells with concentrations of arsenic that exceed EPA’s maximum contaminant level (MCL) of 10 micrograms per liter (µg/L).

Need Highly Effective Training at an Affordable Price? We’ve Got the Programs for You!

Training is a big part of your job—and a big responsibility. That’s why so many safety professionals like you turn to the Employee Training Center for help. BLR® is doing its part to assist you in your effort to provide excellent workplace safety training and add more value and versatility while keeping training affordable. For […]

Driving in Wintry Conditions

Whether you drive for a living or only to and from work, winter weather conditions provide a challenge for even the most seasoned driver. That’s why it’s important to prepare ahead for icy or snowy weather. Even southern states experience light snow or ice on occasion. And tests have shown that warmer ice is more […]

Is Your Safety Training Up to Date?

In today’s fast moving workplace, nothing stays the same for long. That principle applies to safety hazards, too, which means that safety training has to constantly race to catch up. This Friday, our Safety Training Tips Editor offers aids to get… and keep you … up to speed. There’s no shortage of places to look […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Pain

Unfortunately, workers more often than not have to deal with assorted aches and pains (and worse) due to on-the-job injuries. This Song of the Week deals with the subject of pain courtesy of Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs. “Pain” is the second song on the band’s 2017 album A Deeper Understanding. Led by singer-guitarist Adam […]

Drilling Rig Rule Focuses on Blowout Preventers

Following the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf Coast, the Department of the Interior (DOI) bureau in charge of issuing and enforcing environmental and safety regulations acted relatively quickly to release its drilling safety rule (August 2012).

Fewer Field Trials Needed to Register Seed-Treatment Uses

The Health Effects Division (HED) of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention has issued a memo that explains when the number of field trials to develop residue data for seed-treatment uses can be reduced.