New regulations; accidents with multiple fatalities; the President-elect’s take on what OSHA should be doing. What is the top safety story of 2008?
Are computer injuries restricted to carpal tunnel syndrome and eye strain? A new study documents a number of injuries you might not expect.
No More Back Breaking Work Preventing back injury, the nation’s top workplace safety problem, pays off in added safety and productivity, rising up to 40% at a 3M plant “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five […]
A 17-year-old worker at a grain elevator in Haswell, CO, was killed after being buried alive in a grain bin.
NEW ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL STRAPLESS ADHESION RESPIRATOR (FACE MASK) DECREASES EXPOSURE to Swine Flu and other Respiratory Pathogens and Harmful Particles Concern over the possibility of a swine flu pandemic is focusing people’s interest on strategies they can take to protect themselves. Frequent hand washing is not enough since the virus is easily transmitted via airborne droplets […]
Popcorn lung may not be limited to workers in popcorn factories, according to a recent report by an investigative journalist.
OSHA isn’t the only federal safety and health agency that can come into your workplace to perform an investigation. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) can enter a facility to investigate threats against employee health and safety.
Recently, industry has increased the use of the solvent 1-bromopropane (1-BP) as a substitute for other banned substances. Now, scientists are looking into potential problems with 1-BP.
For the first time in 14 years, Democrats will have a President in the White House and significant majorities in both the House and Senate. While many newspapers have been calling on the Democrats to make major changes in monetary and foreign policies, one has chosen to target the nation’s workplace safety and health regulations.