Safety and OSHA News

Feds offer guidance on coronavirus exposure prevention

As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have posted guidance on their websites for dealing with the virus.  [Read more…]

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State study finds 2.5 times the number of worker injuries as federal count

Researchers have once again shown that federal counts of workplace injuries don’t show the whole picture – not by a long shot.  [Read more…]

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NIOSH’s suggestions to prevent robbery-related homicides

Workers in convenience stores have a seven times higher rate of work-related homicide than workers in other industries, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health. A recent NIOSH study suggests some steps store owners can take to prevent workplace violence.  [Read more…]

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19-year-old killed when he was pulled into wood chipper

The North Carolina Department of Labor is investigating the death of a 19-year-old worker who was killed after being pulled into a wood chipper his first day on the job.  [Read more…]

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It’s a sweaty safety job, but some manikin has to do it (video)

How do you test whether PPE creates employee susceptibility to heat stress? Get a Sweating Thermal Manikin (STM). [Read more…]

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Top 6 health and safety priorities for the coming two years

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has polled its membership on occupational health and safety priorities. See if you agree with the poll’s results. [Read more…]

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Does availability of paid sick leave affect workplace injuries?

A new study takes a look at the relationship between paid sick leave and workplace injuries. The results point to potential cost savings for employers. [Read more…]

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OSHA spared budget ax — for now

Through Sept. 30, OSHA’s operations should go on mostly unaffected by the new federal budget compromise. OSHA faces a slight budget reduction, but not the large one called for by House Republicans. [Read more…]

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OSHA monitoring ‘green jobs’

As the economy changes, OSHA has signaled it intends to keep up with the times by focusing on new industries as they emerge. [Read more…]

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Reducing fatalities: The little things really do matter

Recently, a federal agency started to gather information on why Wyoming has the highest workplace fatality rate in the nation. [Read more…]

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