Category : Health & Safety

House Republicans call on DOL to suspend work on COVID-19...

Washington — Concerned about the effects a potential OSHA mandate for COVID-19 vaccination and testing in the workplace would have...

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‘Vaccine requirements work’: Employers can lead the way...

Itasca, IL — Employers can achieve “a level of community immunity” from COVID-19 by requiring their entire workforce to be vaccinated,...

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Almost 2 million lives lost annually to workplace exposures,...

Geneva, Switzerland — Work-related injuries and illnesses resulted in 1.9 million worker deaths worldwide in 2016, according to estimates...

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Airline worker safety: FAA, house subcommittee put spotlight...

Washington — Although the rate of reported passenger violence on commercial airlines has decreased since the beginning of the year,...

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Manual Handling in Construction Work

Where it is not possible to avoid manual handling of a load, employers must look at the risks of that task and put sensible health...

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Whistleblower Protection Program: OSHA public meeting will...

Washington — OSHA has scheduled a virtual public meeting on how it can improve its Whistleblower Protection Program, particularly...

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New website offers health and safety resources for farmers...

Covington, LA — Helping farmers and ranchers navigate occupational risks and providing information on health and safety issues is...

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Occupational heat exposure may boost risk of kidney disease:...

Eugene, OR — Workers in physically demanding jobs who are exposed to heat may be more susceptible to developing kidney disease, according...

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New California law expands protections for warehouse workers

Sacramento, CA — California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Sept. 22 signed into law a bill intended to further protect the health and safety...

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Less camera time, less fatigue, study of virtual meetings...

Tucson, AZ — Is your schedule of upcoming Zoom meetings getting you down? Results of a recent study suggest that the path to reduced...

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NIOSH spotlights resources aimed at combating opioid use...

Washington — As part of its efforts to “reduce the impact of the opioid overdose epidemic among construction workers,” NIOSH is sharing...

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Construction Safety - Role of Site Safety Inspections

Construction site safety inspections are the most effective means of identifying hazardous conditions at the worksite.

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