The construction industry fall protection standard remains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standard for the 12th year in a row, the agency announced on September 20. Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented a list of preliminary figures for fiscal year (FY) 2022—the fiscal year ends September […]
On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Allison Short of Auburn University and Subena Colligan of S. Colligan Coaching on their thoughts about how to move beyond safety slogans. Tune in to hear their insights.
On episode 130 of EHS On Tap, Subena Colligan, principal of S. Colligan Coaching, talks about safety culture. This episode is presented as part of EHS Daily Advisor’s Safety Culture Week.
This week, October 9-15, is Fire Prevention Week. This national week of observance is the longest-running public health observance in United States history, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility in the workplace, says OSHA. Here’s what you need to know about fire safety. Check out our Back to Basics: Fire Safety […]
On episode 129 of EHS On Tap, Brian O’Connor, fire prevention engineer with the National Fire Protection Association, talks about workplace fire prevention tips.
Woodworkers can be found in a number of different industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), most woodworkers are employed in manufacturing industries, and they are responsible for making a variety of products, such as cabinets and furniture, using wood, veneers, and laminates. Working conditions vary, but many woodworkers are exposed to hazards such as […]
On episode 128 of EHS On Tap, Jade Brainard, product director at KPA, talks about year-end safety reporting.
Employees in the meatpacking industry are exposed to a number of different health and safety hazards on a regular basis. According to OSHA, these hazards include exposure to high noise levels, dangerous equipment, slippery floors, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), and hazardous chemicals. Workers also face biological hazards from handling live animals or exposures to blood or feces […]
On episode 127 of EHS On Tap, Corinne Towler, director of the National Safety Council’s MSD Solutions Lab, and Emily Prentice, senior research associate for the MSD Solutions Lab, talk about new research on musculoskeletal disorder prevention. Recorded at the 2022 NSC Safety Congress and Expo in San Diego.
Confined spaces are defined by OSHA as spaces that are not necessarily designed for people, but are large enough that workers can go inside and perform specific tasks. They have limited or restricted means of entry and are not designed for continuous occupancy.