Safety and OSHA News

Weather Service now invited to table: Can safety pros accomplish that?

Hurricane Irma was a game-changer in tropical storm force. It was also a game-changer for the National Weather Service as an example of a strategy shift it started to pursue four years ago. Safety pros can learn from this strategy shift by the government agency that helps others prepare for weather disasters.  [Read more…]

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Online resources to go one step further than OSHA’s heat stress app

OSHA’s heat stress app “allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite,” according to the agency’s website. But what about planning ahead for the heat, instead of waiting until it’s already there?  [Read more…]

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Who is most likely to be killed by lightning?

From 2006 through 2012, 238 people were struck and killed by lightning in the U.S. Were most of these deaths during leisure or work activities? Were more deaths while people were playing golf or soccer? The National Weather Service (NWS) has tallied statistics and has some advice, too. [Read more…]

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It’s tornado season: Are your workers prepared?

It’s usually video of the aftermath that shows the destructive power of tornadoes. However, the recent outbreak of twisters near Dallas provided a picture of the havoc during the storms: video of tractor trailers being picked up and dropped like toys. Click through for a link to the video and advice for safe tornado response. [Read more…]

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Summer weather hazard killed 400 in 10 years

Much has been written this year about two weather-related causes of death: tornadoes and heat. But another weather hazard associated with summer kills dozens in the U.S. each year. [Read more…]

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