On November 4, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced a $125,000 sponsorship from Amazon.com, Inc., to support women in safety. Funds will be distributed to support the NSC’s Marion Martin Award, Women in Safety Scholarship, and the Women’s Division.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited an Anson, Maine employer in the heat-related death of a worker at a site in Inman, Nebraska. The agency proposed penalties in the amount of $18,564.
We all know the feeling—the almost imperceptible drifting off and your body begging you to close your eyes for just a few seconds. OK if you are on your couch or even at your desk, but if you are behind the wheel, it can be deadly. This week is the National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsy Driving […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is seeking nearly $1.6 million in penalties from an Illinois manufacturer. The agency cited AB Specialty Silicones, LLC, for 12 willful federal safety violations after 4 employees suffered fatal injuries in an explosion and fire at the company’s Waukegan, Illinois, plant on May 3, 2019.
The National Safety Council (NSC) issued a policy position on recent moves to decriminalize or legalize cannabis (also commonly known as marijuana) use, saying there is no acceptable level of use for workers in safety-sensitive positions. The NSC called on employers to restrict marijuana use by any employee in a position that impacts the safety […]
OSHA cited a Texas employer for two willful and three serious violations after a worker fatality at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The agency is seeking $301,188 in penalties.
An occupational and environmental medical group urged members of Congress to keep workplace safety implications in mind when considering marijuana legalization. Congress should proceed cautiously and make public and worker safety its primary concern before legalizing marijuana, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) said in a statement. Several states already have enacted […]
In a press release, the ASSP Foundation announced it is accepting online applications for scholarships and professional development grants through December 1 for the 2019–2020 academic year. More than $400,000 is available to occupational safety and health students and professionals, thanks to the generosity of corporate donors and the ASSP community.
When you’re growing your business, the last thing you want to deal with is a workplace accident or injury. Accidents in the workplace can lead to not only physical harm but also undue stress and hardship for employees and employers.
Construction firms and other employers in California must begin training employees in Valley fever risks and control measures under a new state law. Employers must offer initial worker training by May 1, 2020.