Over the past three decades, the number of women in the nation’s most dangerous jobs, such as construction, continues to grow. When women enter these jobs, however, the majority of women find workplaces continue to remain unfit for female workers.
One-third of workers have not received first aid or CPR/automated external defibrillator (AED) training, says a survey published June 19, 2017, by American Heart Association (AHA).
PS: Why should safety professionals be familiar with ANSI/ASSE Z390.1? Chuck: The standard is important because hydrogen sulfide is one … More
Terry Hughes does not have any letters behind his name. However, Hughes has a message for OSH professionals and delivers it with passion. “My definition of safety is the elimination of human suffering,” he says. “We have to make the right choices so that we do our job the right way every time. We have to make safety a full-time job and not a part-time practice.”
When NIOSH began to research robots in the early 1980s, its research was limited to robots that were designed to work in isolation from workers, such as in cages or cells. Robots have since become prevalent and more advanced; they are the modern coworker. Few studies, however, have assessed the benefits and risks of robots in the workplace.
Recreational marijuana is expected to become legal in Canada by July 2018. To help workplaces prepare for the potential safety challenges and impacts of the proposed legislation, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) published Workplace Strategies: Risk of Impairment From Cannabis.
Dog attacks on mail carriers rose to the highest level in 3 decades, says an annual report from the U.S. … More
A poster highlighting research testing indoor air quality’s relation to the elevated incidence of asthma and respiratory issues in Dearborn, … More
A bill to develop a registry of cancer incidences among firefighters has advanced through the Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill, … More
Canada is proposing new rules on flight crew fatigue and fitness for duty to improve passenger and flight crew safety and align … More
NIOSH has published Young Worker Injury Deaths: A Historical Summary of Surveillance and Investigative Findings. The report includes data from the Census of … More
Workers with micromanaging bosses are more likely to die young, says new research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. … More
Occupation, lack of paid sick leave and multiple psychosocial factors are related to workers’ own perceived low health status. That … More
Technology and night-shift work are common elements in the U.S. workplace. Both factors can create fatigue hazards on their own, … More