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Prevent a Nightmare: Haunted Houses on Safety Street

Guest of a haunted house don't typically expect to be completely safe, but safety is a concern for the people trying to scare those who dare to ent...

Guest of a haunted house don't typically expect to be completely safe, but safety is a concern for the people trying to scare those who dare to enter. From a list of rules on the first step on the property to a floor marked exit, safety is in the background of all those frightening corners.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 18, 2017
Safety

Five Ways You Can Prevent Fires at Your Office

National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-16 and gives good cause for pause for many of us who work in offices. The National Fire Protection Assoc...

National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-16 and gives good cause for pause for many of us who work in offices. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) claims there are approximately 3,340 office building fires annually, causing an average of four deaths and 44 injuries every year.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published October 09, 2017
News and Trends

Safety Signs for Futuristic Times

As robotic workers join the warehouse industry, it is important to have safety signs and other communication to help protect the human workers who...

As robotic workers join the warehouse industry, it is important to have safety signs and other communication to help protect the human workers who might share a work area with the technology. Robots move swiftly and can carry larger loads than their human counterparts, which can increase hazards.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 28, 2017
Safety

Your Safety Preparedness Can Help Others

When a disaster strikes, sometimes our failure to properly label even the simplest piece of equipment or putting off updating an old sign can inadv...

When a disaster strikes, sometimes our failure to properly label even the simplest piece of equipment or putting off updating an old sign can inadvertently cause a second crisis for workers who are trying to help. Old, faded or missing safety signage could become problematic after a disaster.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 26, 2017
News and Trends

OSHA and ACC Unite for Chemical Safety

Working along with the American Chemistry Council, OSHA has begun a campaign on diisocyanate awareness and worker safety. The idea is to help emplo...

Working along with the American Chemistry Council, OSHA has begun a campaign on diisocyanate awareness and worker safety. The idea is to help employers convey safety understanding with their employees who work with this chemical in an effort to reduce injury from the chemical.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published September 25, 2017
News and Trends

ASSE to Become American Society of Safety Professionals

Group says the updated brand shows a clearer vision that will better reflect the organization’s current membership and position it for growth. The...

Group says the updated brand shows a clearer vision that will better reflect the organization’s current membership and position it for growth. The study also found that a new name would help eliminate confusion about who could join the Society.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 24, 2017
News and Trends

New Burn Care Facility Focuses on Worker Recovery

Department of Labor & Industries and Harborview Medical Center in Washington have created a special occupational burn care program that focuses on...

Department of Labor & Industries and Harborview Medical Center in Washington have created a special occupational burn care program that focuses on getting workers on track for full recovery by improving access to specialists. Experts say the program will help streamline care.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 24, 2017
News and Trends

Harwood Grant Deadline Soon

Nonprofits have until Sept. 2 to submit applications for a piece of $10.5 million in grant funding from the Department of Labor. The funds are targ...

Nonprofits have until Sept. 2 to submit applications for a piece of $10.5 million in grant funding from the Department of Labor. The funds are targeted for use in the creation of worker safety education, such as toward training tools, to help reduce injury and accidents, and more.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 24, 2017
News and Trends

State Investigating Farm After Worker Dies

A worker's death and complaints from workers at a blueberry farm in Washington have sparked a state investigation into the farm's safety, health pr...

A worker's death and complaints from workers at a blueberry farm in Washington have sparked a state investigation into the farm's safety, health practices and employment standards. Complaints included a lack of water, dirty water and pressure from the farm's operator to work in extreme weather.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 23, 2017
News and Trends

New NIOSH App's Got Your Back

Workers can now use safe, proper lifting techniques through a cell phone program that helps its user assess a lifting task and then provide recomme...

Workers can now use safe, proper lifting techniques through a cell phone program that helps its user assess a lifting task and then provide recommendations to prevent injury.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 22, 2017