• OSHA Renews Alliance with International Window Cleaning Association

    Together they have developed resources for the window cleaning industry, and IWCA has supported OSHA outreach campaigns such as the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, Safe + Sound Campaign, and the Heat Illness Prevention Campaign, while also providing training to its members on the new requirements for OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems standard.

  • NIOSH Study Documents Rising Injury Rates for Law Enforcement Officers

    The researchers found that the nonfatal injury trend for law enforcement offices climbed during the 12-year period they studied, which is in contrast with the trend for all other U.S. workers, which significantly decreased.

  • NOAA Satellites Helped Rescue 275 Last Year

    "NOAA satellites aren't just for accurate weather forecasts; they play a direct role in saving lives," said RDML Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret., assistant secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and acting under secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. "In a real sense, SARSAT can mean the difference between life and death."

  • New Tool Helps Prioritize Remediation of Buildings with Combustible Facades

    EFFECT™, an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool, was needed because enforcement authorities and those responsible for managing large portfolios of high-rise buildings have lacked a tool to assess and prioritize remediation work, according to NFPA.

  • California Grant Speeds Up Tree Removal

    "Not only will the counties be able to decrease the risk of trees falling on critical infrastructure, homes, and possibly people, but it also creates a safer area for firefighters when responding to a wildfire," said Rick Carr, Southern Region staff chief of Resource Management.

  • AED and CPR Overview and Implementation for Special Cases

    AEDs are simple to use. If you are a trained responder who finds someone unconscious and not breathing normally or not breathing at all, the procedure for use is simple.

  • The Invisible Threat Lurking Under Gloves

    Gloves should always fit the hands of the workers they belong to for best results. Skin care programs work the same way.

  • Redefining Comfort: The Key to Understanding Non-Compliance

    If we are going to truly redefine the comfort zone of today's worker, it will require technological advances to gloves along with improved education around safety practices and a far more thoughtful, proactive approach to changing behavior and breaking counterproductive habits.

  • Changing the Focus of Eye Safety in 2018

    When we take a holistic view of eye safety by considering the manufacturer, the products and the individual workers who rely on them, we can make great strides toward reducing occupational eye injuries.

  • What's Ahead for Respiratory Protection in 2018?

    Here's what you need to know!