You may have heard that OSHA is reaching out to about 15,000 workplaces with high DART rates.
When I first entered the safety profession, older, more experienced professionals recommended that I consider OSHA as a potential employer.
GHS (Global Harmonization Standard) is here! It’s the biggest news in my industry this week — even bigger than Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow or The Hunger Games. We’ ve been hearing about this pending legislation for quite some time and waiting for GHS has created a crescendo-effect. Now it is time to experience the decrescendo….and […]
Independent audits and reviews are one very good way of evaluating a program objectively and accurately to determine vulnerabilities and risk. These plans and programs come in many forms and serve many purposes, ranging from EPA and OSHA compliance and Emergency Action Plans to Risk Management Plans, worst-case scenarios and Off-site Consequence Analysis to SPCC […]
Lift platforms, sometimes called safety platforms, are essentially work platforms attached to a forklift and used to raise personnel. Think of them as a poor man’s aerial lift. Such platforms range from commercially produced to homemade models that wouldn’t even pass for a good deer stand.
It goes without saying that a lot of things that you don’t want to catch live in a human body. Employees in many occupations, including housekeeping personnel, emergency response team members, and healthcare workers (especially because of needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries) are at risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. These pathogens include hepatitis B, […]
We are excited to announce that UL has been chosen by OSHA as an authorized training provider as part of their Outreach Training Program. OSHA has been committed to ensuring that the caliber of their online programs match their dedication to the health and safety of employees and their workplaces.
On November 9, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing that the 2010 incidence of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work was 2 ½ times higher in health care support workers than in the population as a whole. And the rate is increasing: musculoskeletal disorder […]
We knew it was coming: OSHA has announced an initiative to crack down on healthcare industries by initiating special emphasis programs to address alarming injury stats in healthcare environments. Newly released data from The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that the incident rate for nonfatal occupational injuries is increasing among healthcare […]
We had a great turnout for the webinar I hosted today, sponsored by PureSafety. That’s not surprising given the importance of the topic – OSHA in Healthcare: Out of Sight, Out of Mind. Healthcare has eleven million employees across thousands of sites, incident rates far higher than general industry norms, complaints driving half of hospital […]