Of the nearly 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2016, 19,740 occurred in the food manufacturing industry.
The opportunities for safety professionals are expected to continue growing over the next several years at a rate higher than most occupations. In fact, jobs for occupational safety and health technicians are expected to grow over 10% through 2026, according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) urged House members to advance two workplace safety bills—one mandating a federal workplace violence prevention standard and another to make several changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
The total number of work-related cases of days away from work, restricted work, or job transfer (DART) decreased from 1992 to 2016, primarily due to a decrease in the number of days away from work (DAFW) cases, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported.
An industrial hygienist has released a new method for analyzing programs to prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria, which cause Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
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 […]
Unapproved contractors—those who don’t meet your company’s standards based on OSHA or company-specific health and safety hiring prerequisites—become critical to your business when they are repeatedly hired to meet unusual or unexpected workload demands despite their questionable safety records. Using them is a risky, yet sometimes necessary, part of doing business.
The EHS Daily Advisor’s 2019 Safety Summit kicked off on April 9 in Austin, Texas! Inspirational keynotes combined with the latest information on OSHA compliance and enforcement, resulting in a valuable experience for managers and professionals looking to maintain best practices and promote employee engagement in workplace safety programs.
At the beginning of a video released by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a police officer is exposed to fentanyl and experiences symptoms of an overdose. The video serves to highlight the risks to first responders who may be exposed to fentanyl on the job, along with recommendations to stay safe […]
At an awards luncheon on March 29, 2019, the Fall/Winter 2018 issue of our quarterly magazine Safety Decisions was officially recognized as a finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Single Issue of a Magazine.