While forces affecting the workplace change rapidly—an aging workforce, new work arrangements, and state adoption of medical and recreational marijuana laws—regulatory changes move at a slower pace.
Tag: Workplace Safety
The number of workplace inspections conducted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased in fiscal year (FY) 2019, the agency announced.
For Safety Summit 2020, we’re headed to Indianapolis! The event is changing this year, with a brand new, expanded multi-track program that will cover all things safety. We will also be honoring our latest Safety Standout Award winners—will you be among them? See what to expect this April when we host our attendees in the […]
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), the world’s oldest professional safety organization, is calling on employers to take steps to protect America’s workers from injury and illness in response to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS reported that 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in […]
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 number of older people in the population—and with it, the proportion of older to younger workers—has grown in the past 5 decades and is projected to continue to grow. People are living longer. They either need or want to continue working at an older age for reasons ranging from inadequate retirement savings or a […]
What did you see when you walked into your facility this morning? Were there cords snaking across the floor, remnants of a spill from a couple of days ago, or overflowing trash cans? Or did you observe a strong sense of order, with clear walkways, properly stored tools, well-lit and clearly marked stairways, and hazardous […]
A safety professional recently wrote to the experts at Safety.BLR.com® looking for guidance on how many fire wardens (or marshals) are necessary based on building occupancy or size. A warden must make note of whether people in their part of a building evacuate—read on to see what the experts had to say.
OSHA cited four Idaho Dollar Tree locations for blocked walkways and exit routes and unsafe storage of merchandise. The agency has proposed penalties totaling $898,682.
Marijuana—or “cannabis” as the emerging industry likes to call it—is big business. It employs 5 times more Americans than the coal industry, according to one cannabis industry analyst. There are medical marijuana statutes in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Ten states and D.C. so far also have approved it for recreational use, and […]