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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
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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
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Report: Struck-by Hazards Lead Cause of Fatal/Nonfatal Injuries

Between 2011 and 2015, struck-by injuries increased 2.5 percent, according to The Center for Construction Research and Training. Most injures were...

Between 2011 and 2015, struck-by injuries increased 2.5 percent, according to The Center for Construction Research and Training. Most injures were from the construction industry followed by the agriculture industry.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 22, 2017
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Injury Tracking App Launched

OSHA's web portal to accept injury reports went live Aug. 1, but the site repeatedly has had technical difficulties. A compliance deadline for empl...

OSHA's web portal to accept injury reports went live Aug. 1, but the site repeatedly has had technical difficulties. A compliance deadline for employers has been set for Dec. 1.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 22, 2017
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NIOSH and Workforce Tulsa Partner to Educate Young Workers

Federal and local agencies are working to properly inform young workers on foundational workplace safety to reduce rates of work-related injuries a...

Federal and local agencies are working to properly inform young workers on foundational workplace safety to reduce rates of work-related injuries among those ages 15-19. In 2015, work-related injuries for that group were almost twice the rate of workers age 25 and older, according to the CDC.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 18, 2017
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Next OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs Meeting Set?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's meeting this month is still set for New Orleans in a continued discussion on the future directi...

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's meeting this month is still set for New Orleans in a continued discussion on the future direction of the agency's Voluntary Protection Programs. Comments and suggestions are still being sought from the public to help reshape the program.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published August 14, 2017
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Custom Signs Big Enough To Make Headlines

Custom signs help address unique problems in a facility. Recently, a Massachusetts man gets drivers to slow down with a life-sized police car cutout.

Custom signs help address unique problems in a facility. Recently, a Massachusetts man gets drivers to slow down with a life-sized police car cutout.


BY KELSEY RZEPECKI | Published August 09, 2017
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OSHA Campaign Heats up for Summer

OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in high temperatures. Three key words embody OSHA’...

OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in high temperatures. Three key words embody OSHA’s safety message: Water. Rest. Shade. The signs of heat-related illness and acting quickly can prevent more serious medical conditions and save lives.


BY CHRISTINE TORRES | Published June 22, 2017
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OSHA Aims to Reduce Construction Falls with National Safety Stand-Down

The National Safety Stand-Down, brought to construction industry employers by OSHA, asks employers to pause and hold training activities so that fa...

The National Safety Stand-Down, brought to construction industry employers by OSHA, asks employers to pause and hold training activities so that falls are minimized. OSHA encourages them to discuss fall protection, educate themselves on how to stay safe, and participate in training programs.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published May 08, 2017
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Little Known Historic Facts about Women and Occupational Safety

Graphic Products offers up five little known facts about women and occupational safety throughout history in recognition of Women's History Month.

Graphic Products offers up five little known facts about women and occupational safety throughout history in recognition of Women's History Month.


BY GRAPHIC PRODUCTS STAFF | Published March 23, 2017