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Fireworks Safety for the 4th

Fireworks Safety for the 4th

There’s nothing like a good fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day in the United States. We all know fireworks can be dangerous (just ask the NY Giants’ Jason-Pierre Paul), but did you know that OSHA has specific guidance for pyrotechnic workers? This site highlights the pre-display approval, site, display, and post-event checklists that workers should […]

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Meat Processing Still a Jungle for Workers

Meat Processing Still a Jungle for Workers

A new government report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) has found that injury and illness rates have declined in the meat and poultry slaughtering and processing industry even as hazardous conditions remain. The rates declined from an estimated 9.8 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2004 to 5.7 in 2013. However, the injury rate for […]

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OSHA Puts a Spotlight on Injury Data

OSHA Puts a Spotlight on Injury Data

A new final rule will allow OSHA to “nudge” employers into reducing injury and illness in the workplace by publicizing their data on the agency’s website. As of August 10, 2016, establishments in certain high-hazard industries with 250 or more employees must electronically submit injury and illness information from Forms 300, 300A, and 301; establishments […]

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Pausing for Workers Memorial Day 2016

Pausing for Workers Memorial Day 2016

Each year we pause on April 28 for Workers Memorial Day to publicly remember the workers who died or suffered from exposures to hazards at work. While worker deaths in America are down, on average, even one death or one injury is still too many. Read more about Workers Memorial Day in the article originally published […]

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World Safety Day 2016: How a Safety Culture Helps

World Safety Day 2016: How a Safety Culture Helps

At the center of a preventive employee health and safety (EHS) culture is the belief at the executive level that accidents and harm should be preventable. More than 313 million global work-related accidents occur each year, according to the International Labour Organization, with a high percentage of those accidents resulting in significant time away from […]

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OSHA Rules for Eye and Face Protection Have Been Updated

OSHA Rules for Eye and Face Protection Have Been Updated

New OSHA rules for eye and face protection were published in the US Federal Register on March 25, 2016. Announced changes went into effect on April 25, 2016. Affected companies–which include all employers operating in general industry, shipyards, longshoring, marine terminals, and construction–should reference the full text of the Federal Register as well as the […]

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Food Industry Whistleblowers Gain OSHA Support

Food Industry Whistleblowers Gain OSHA Support

OSHA has just issued a final rule that protects food industry whistleblowers from retaliation. It clarifies provisions set out in the January 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act that protect workers who disclose information about a possible violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. This rule establishes procedures for handling retaliation complaints and explains the […]

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