This week I’m at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Chicago.
Risk-taking at heights can have fatal consequences.
Since safety professionals can’t be everywhere at once, encouraging front-line employees to participate in observation-based safety programs is critical to spotting and addressing unsafe conditions. Employees should be able to submit observations on unsafe conditions, people, processes, incidents and injuries in a non-punitive, systematic fashion.
OSHA HazCom Standard: Employees must be trained on new label elements and safety data sheets by December
In 2012, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to bring it into alignment with the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
EHS Today has released the results of its 2013 National Safety Survey of nearly 1,000 environment, health and safety professionals.
This year I had the opportunity to attend Safety 2013, the annual professional development conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers – my first safety conference as a college intern and my first visit to Las Vegas.
Medical device manufacturing at a glance:
Last week the International Organization for Standardization ( ISO) approved the establishment of Project Committee (PC 283). The committee ultimately will produce a specification standard that will be used by third parties to certify an organization’s Occupational Health & Safety Management System. It is expected that the final standard will be complete sometime in 2016.
Over 100 years ago, on Dec. 6, 1907, powerful explosions rocked mines Number 6 and 8 in Monongah, WV. The blasts were felt as far as eight miles away, shattered buildings and pavement, and threw people and horses to the ground.