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UN Revises GHS to Clarify Language

A UN panel has made an update to its Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. To help employers figure out what need...

A UN panel has made an update to its Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. To help employers figure out what needs to be done when it comes to chemical safety and communication, the United Nations has been a steady and helpful companion for more than a decade.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 21, 2018
News and Trends

Lean—Not Just Grandpa's Optimization Tool

Lean has been around for decades, but it still has its place as businesses evolve and retain vitality. Big companies' lean plans prove workers can...

Lean has been around for decades, but it still has its place as businesses evolve and retain vitality. Big companies' lean plans prove workers can be kept safe while maximizing production for years to come.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 15, 2018
Safety

Do Not Miss a Step in Training Workers on Ladder Safety

A government study found that most workers say they have not been trained on how to use a ladder safely. There are several steps workers should tak...

A government study found that most workers say they have not been trained on how to use a ladder safely. There are several steps workers should take before grabbing any ladder for a job. With proper communication, organization, and a safety mindset that is promoted from management on down.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 15, 2018
News and Trends

American Chemical Society Adds Safety to Core Values

To help improve efforts in laboratory safety management, the American Chemical Society is focusing on promoting safety education. The organization...

To help improve efforts in laboratory safety management, the American Chemical Society is focusing on promoting safety education. The organization says lab safety is a core value in lab professionalism and will stress safety in a summit. Labs must keep pace with compliance requirements.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 14, 2018
News and Trends

Collaboration Aims to Improve Energy Production Safety

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a series of discussions with other environmental groups, oil industry experts, tribes, and o...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a series of discussions with other environmental groups, oil industry experts, tribes, and others about how to increase safety during oil and gas extraction projects. Oil and natural gas resources lie beneath sensitive environments.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 14, 2018
News and Trends

USDA Denies Petition to Increase Poultry Processing Line Speeds

The National Chicken Council recently wanted to speed up poultry processing lines. Having concerns for workers safety as well as worries over other...

The National Chicken Council recently wanted to speed up poultry processing lines. Having concerns for workers safety as well as worries over other health hazards, OSHA and the USDA have rejected this proposal. Worker injuries in the poultry processing industry can result from any task.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published March 13, 2018
News and Trends

Growing Market Calls for Bigger Cold Storage Facilities

The food warehousing industry is booming and companies are expanding their cold storage warehouses. These warehouses are sometimes kept at 65 degre...

The food warehousing industry is booming and companies are expanding their cold storage warehouses. These warehouses are sometimes kept at 65 degrees below zero and load traffic is constant. Racks and other cold storage surfaces need aggressive labels that can last in the harsh cold environment.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published February 14, 2018
News and Trends

Industrial Laser Use Grows, as Do Safety Controls and Cautions

Laser use in industry has seen a sharp increase in the past year and the technology is being used for a variety of applications. As the use of this...

Laser use in industry has seen a sharp increase in the past year and the technology is being used for a variety of applications. As the use of this technology grows and develops, so must workplace safety plans. Hazard potential comes from materials processing using high-powered lasers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published February 14, 2018
News and Trends

Report Calls On Agencies to Create ‘Smarter’ Injury Surveillance

Coordination and data sharing needs to be strengthened across state and federal agencies, according to a report. Specific recommendations by the Na...

Coordination and data sharing needs to be strengthened across state and federal agencies, according to a report. Specific recommendations by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine show 17 ways OSHA and others can work together on a collaborative data-sharing system.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published February 14, 2018
News and Trends

Ammonia Accidents Threaten Worker Safety, Business Operations

Year after year, anhydrous ammonia accidents kill workers and cause severe financial penalties to businesses. Proper quality control measures such...

Year after year, anhydrous ammonia accidents kill workers and cause severe financial penalties to businesses. Proper quality control measures such as pipe markings, thorough hazardous material and maintenance management, and personal protection equipment help avert ammonia dangers.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published February 06, 2018