NIOSH Announces New Center for Workers’ Compensation Studies
NIOSH director John Howard, M.D. announced that the organization has established a Center for Workers' Compensation Studies (CWCS) within NIOSH to maximize the use of workers’ compensation data for injury and illness surveillance.
Click For More Info US Labor Department Kicks off Summer Campaign to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses and Fatalities Among Outdoor Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off their national Heat Illness Prevention Campaign to educate workers and their employers about the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather.
Click For More Info Three New York Contractors face over $465,000 in OSHA Fines for Electrocution and other Hazards at Long Island Work Site
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited three contractors with proposed penalties totaling $465,410 for alleged willful and serious workplace safety violations at a Long Island construction work site.
Click For More Info AIHA® Spotlights Former OSHA Official as Industry ‘Thought Leader’
Although the 74th annual American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition (AIHce) just wrapped up, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is already looking ahead to next year’s meeting when the association will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the profession. As part of the ongoing Thought Leaders video project, AIHA is highlighting the work of John L. Henshaw, MPH, CIH, senior vice president and managing principal at Cardno ChemRisk and former assistant secretary for Occupational Safety and Health with the United States Department of Labor.
Click For More Info Free Employer Hearing Conservation Seminars Set for June in Ohio, West Va., Penn.
A series of free HearForever® by Howard Leight seminars to improve employer hearing conservation programs and prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) on the worksite are scheduled for June in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Titled “HearForever®: Best Practices in Effective Hearing Conservation,” the seminars will provide the latest information on hearing loss prevention, how to create a culture of safety, and the latest research, technologies, and solutions to help companies improve their hearing conservation programs—and their bottom line.
Click For More Info AIHce 2013 Concludes With Induction of New AIHA President
The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) 2013 concluded its six-day event with the induction of a new American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) leader. Barbara J. Dawson, CIH, CSP, was inducted as president of the international professional society, which represents 10,000 occupational and environmental health and safety professionals.
Click For More Info Free Webinar, Other Resources Available on New Hazard Communication Requirements
As part of its Alliance with OSHA, the Society of Chemical Hazard Communication will host a free webinar from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, July 25, 2013. The webinar will focus on classification, labeling, safety data sheets and training, as well as how manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers can meet the compliance requirements during the transition period. Register by July 24 to participate.
Click For More Info OSHA Cites AmeriGas Propane L.P. for Exposing Workers to Safety Hazards; Proposed Fines Total $105,000
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited AmeriGas Propane L.P. in Conroe, Texas, with 21 serious violations following a November 2012 fire that required three workers to be hospitalized and four workers to be treated and released. The Conroe plant inspection was expanded to include the national emphasis program on Process Safety Management Covered Chemical Facilities. Proposed penalties total $105,000.
Click For More Info OSHA Seeks Applications for $1.5 million in Susan Harwood Safety and Health Training Grants
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting applications under the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, through which a total of $1.5 million is available to nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations; employer associations; labor unions; joint labor/management associations; and colleges and universities. The grants will fund training and education for workers and employers in recognizing workplace safety and health hazards and prevention measures, and understanding their rights and responsibilities.
Click For More Info OSHA Issues Final Rule to Protect Workers Using Cranes and Derricks in Demolition and Underground Construction
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that applies the requirements of the August 2010 cranes and derricks in construction standard to demolition work and underground construction. Application of this rule will protect workers from hazards associated with hoisting equipment used during construction activities.
Click For More Info OSHA Cites First Choice Energy After Oil Field Worker Killed at Stanley, N.D., Job Site
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited First Choice Energy of Minot, N.D. with nine serious safety violations for exposing workers to unsafe conditions at an oil field drilling and fluid disposal operation in Stanley. The inspection was prompted when a worker was killed after being caught in the agitator of an oil field vacuum truck storage tank on March 14.
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