What’s the best thing since sliced bread? Maybe the real question is what’s better than an industrial bread slicer? Since the Industrial Revolution, the development of machinery has been responsible for great advancements across almost all industries. Machinery runs the gamut from the industrial production ovens that bake the bread to the pumpjacks that extract […]
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Chemical manufacturers are in a race against time to fully implement the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) with Hazard Communication. Implementation of the GHS, first proposed at the Rio “Earth Summit” in 1992, is finally underway. But there’s not much time to comply: OSHA has established that chemical manufacturers have […]
If you had $401 million, what would you buy? How about a satellite, a Picasso, and a roller coaster? Or space flights for you and 1600 of your closest friends? Maybe you could give a dollar to every man, woman, and child in the United States and then bankroll a movie about your generosity, starring […]
Throughout the country, countless executives, medical directors, functional leaders, academics, associations, and stakeholders are committed to workplace health and safety initiatives. These professionals demonstrate a true conviction to protecting and promoting healthy employees. Some companies have implemented systems while others have developed metrics or used organizational alignment techniques to prove that integrated health and safety […]
I’ve been doing emergency response work since the mid-1980s, usually without the luxury of adequate time and resources, and often without a bed, food or sleep for days on end. I’ve dodged bullets, looters and rattlesnakes, worked 18-24 hours per day for weeks at a time and found out that you really don’t have to […]
Pipeline workers are much safer than the average in the workplace. Following the latest release of the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses from the Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS),experts in the safety industry have taken notice. Pipeline workers have incurred fewer injuries, few inspections, high wages, and no fatalities. Reports for Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred […]
Employees naturally want to feel “psychologically safe” when they express emotions, air complaints, or make suggestions. You know your workplace is psychologically safe when employees take interpersonal risks when communicating with team members and up the chain of command. The opportunity to embed a true culture of learning and safety is impaired when ideas and […]
In the aftermath of ASSE’s Safety 2014, industry professionals can be reminded of the continuous evolution of safety precautions, regulations, and products. The impact of safety in the workplace has been great and will continue to improve through innovative products coupled with responsible procedures in the U.S. and globally. The evolution (or as some would refer to it, “revolution”) of safety in […]
Manufacturers of turbines and turbine generators (NAICS 333611) employed 29,184 workers across 331 establishments in 2012. Average wages were a relatively high $85,450 per year compared to the U.S. average of $49,200.
The seeds have been planted and are being cultivated for the development of a global occupational health and safety standard.