• NSC Dropped Object Session Set for Sept. 26

    The Indianapolis presentation will focus on prevention best practices and provide an overview of a new industry initiative in development by ISEA and the Dropped Objects Solutions Committee that seeks to standardize solutions.

  • DOL Offering Grants to Aid in Disaster Response Following Irma

    Included in DOL assistance is that OSHA is posting guidance to help employers keep their workers safe during cleanup and recovery operations, and most OSHA programmed enforcement actions will halt in affected areas to avoid disrupting recovery operations. An OSHA Emergency Response Team will provide compliance assistance.

  • Social Influences Affect Your New Employee's Safety Behavior

    The why is important for all employees and is a critical ingredient to all of your safety communications.

  • Australian Builder Fined $880,000 in Fatal Collapse

    "Floor collapses can be caused by overloading areas with construction materials, the new floor not being structurally completed, or the structural support elements being inadequate or altered. That is why it is critical that builders ensure the load-bearing capacity of floors under construction are known by everyone at the site," WorkSafe Victoria Head of Hazardous Industries and Industry Practice Michael Coffey said.

  • Thirty-two Names Added to WTC Memorial Wall

    FDNY added 32 names to it last week, members of the department who have died from illnesses related to their search and rescue work on 9/11 -- 16 years ago today.

  • NIOSH Posts Fact Sheet on Preventing EMS Workers' Injuries

    More than 22,500 EMS workers visited emergency departments each year for work-related injuries, it says, with sprains and strains accounting for the most frequently cited injuries. Most were injured while responding to a 911 call.

  • Campaign Raising Awareness of Student Housing Fire Hazards

    A recent NFPA report said fires are more common between the hours of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. and on weekends, and September and October are the peak months for fires in dormitories.

  • VPPPA Conference's Next Stop: Nashville

    Next year's annual national conference is scheduled to take place Aug. 28-31, 2018, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Report Says South's Construction Boom Costly to Workers

    The report points out that workplace injuries are common among these workers, fewer than half are offered medical insurance by their employers, and more than half earn less than $15 an hour despite having on average high levels of experience in the industry.

  • New ANR Technology in Triple Hearing Protection Safely Extends Work Time

    There is a certain class of occupational environments where engineering controls are not feasible and double hearing protection is inadequate.