A fatal building collapse and fire in Omaha, NE, poses a safety question: What would your workers do during an emergency if the lights went out, sending them into pitch darkness? Would they be able to escape?
A common belief says workers get used to extreme heat with the passage of time. Now a new study reveals whether that’s really true and what that means to employees and employers.
The former president of a Texas company that produced and sold caustic materials to paper mills will go to prison in connection with the deaths of two employees who weren’t properly protected from hazardous chemicals.
What changes to its respirable silica standard has OSHA proposed, and how does the new permissible exposure limit (PEL) compare to those in other countries?
OSHA fines are supposed to act as deterrents to companies taking shortcuts with employee safety. But a new government report faults the agency for not sufficiently linking OSHA enforcement activities to the ultimate outcome: fewer employee deaths, injuries and illnesses.
How would you like to be able to point your smart phone or digital camera at an employee and find out whether their motions at work could lead to ergonomic injuries? The day when you’ll be able to do that may not be that far away.
A new government report corroborates previous statistics that show methamphetamine use may be rising in the U.S. after dropping for several years.
How do you test whether PPE creates employee susceptibility to heat stress? Get a Sweating Thermal Manikin (STM).
The federal government has released its revised regulatory agenda. It lists 10 new or revised OSHA rules for 2013, with more to come in future years.