If you’ve been thinking that there seem to be more trucks than ever on the road these days, you’re right. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) says there are nearly 12 million commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) crisscrossing the country. While they play a critical role in moving our nation’s economy and transporting individuals, these vehicles present hazards for other drivers.
A new survey from the National Safety Council (NSC) finds that no state goes far enough to protect its residents from leading causes of preventable death and injury (accidents) at work, at home, in the community, or on the road. Despite preventable death being at an all-time high, none of the 50 states or Washington, D.C., earned an “A” for overall safety. The findings are detailed in The State of Safety, which the NSC describes as a first-of-its-kind assessment of how well Americans are protected from risk.
At Safety 2017, the annual professional development conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Judy L. Agnew, PhD, senior vice president of safety solutions with Aubrey Daniels International, spoke to a large room filled with safety professionals in a session titled “Setting Frontline Supervisors Up for Success in Safety.”
On Tuesday, June 20, at Safety 2017, the annual professional development conference and exposition of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Fred Kohanna, M.D., MBA, spoke to a crowded room of safety professionals about the workplace safety implications of medical marijuana in a session titled “Medical Marijuana: Miracle Drug or Safety Nightmare?”
What is the most hazardous task your workers will do today? If you’re in a high-hazard industry, you might think it’s operating a dangerous piece of machinery or working at heights. If your industry is less dangerous, maybe it’s a job that requires heavy lifting. However, there’s a good chance that the most dangerous thing your workers will do today is none of the above.
Just in time for the summer spike in temperatures comes an updated app to help employees stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather.
The free app was originally issued by OSHA and has been redesigned by OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices. It determines heat-index values, a measure for how hot it feels, based on temperature and humidity.
Many of us spend hours at our workstations every day. Bad habits and incorrect posture can lead to neck and back pain or sore wrists and fingers. Proper ergonomics can help you stay comfortable at work.