Database of State OSHA Plans Compiled to Compare and Contrast
WASHINGTON -- Public Citizen and the Public Health Law Research (PHLR) program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released the first comprehensive database of all state occupational safety and health regulations and laws in the 25 states with federally authorized enforcement agencies.
ASSE Supports Update of OSHA Standards for Eye and Face Protection
PARK RIDGE, IL -- “Sound public policy” is what
the American Society of Safety Engineers is calling OSHA’s proposed
revision to its Eye and Face Protection Standards, which update
personal protective equipment requirements for eye and face protection
during hazardous workplace operations.
Emerson Network Power Explains Changes to NFPA 70E
COLUMBUS, OH -- Emerson Network Power, which
maximizes availability, capacity and efficiency of critical
infrastructure, is making available a white paper that addresses the
recent changes to the Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70E).
Radians Launches Line of Dewalt Hi-Viz PPE
MEMPHIS, TN -- The introduction and launch of
DEWALT high visibility and reflective gear affords Radians the
opportunity to help to protect workers with a brand name they know and
trust. The new DEWALT line includes Class 2 FR Vests, sporty
performance T-shirts, and Class 2 Vests that satisfy a variety of work
applications and operating budgets.
Apollo Health & Beauty Completes Five Years in Workplace Safety
TORONTO, ON -- Apollo Health and Beauty Care has
successfully completed its fifth year in the Workplace Safety and
Prevention Services Safety Group Program, a performance-based rebate
program that encourages employers to develop and continuously improve
their occupational health and safety systems and overall health and
OSHA Schedules Meeting of Whistleblower Protection Committee
WASHINGTON -- OSHA has scheduled a meeting
of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee for April 20-21,
2015 in Washington, DC.
AIHA to Induct New Board Members at Annual National Conference
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The American Industrial Hygiene Association has announced the results of its 2015 election for the AIHA Board of Directors, whom will be inducted at the Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, June 4, during the 2015 AIHce in Salt Lake City, Utah. [FULL STORY]
OSHA, NIOSH Look to Prevent ‘Green Tobacco Sickness’ in Young Workers
WASHINGTON -- Workers who plant, cultivate and harvest tobacco are at risk of suffering dehydration, dizziness, and headaches and vomiting from nicotine poisoning, also known as green tobacco sickness, said Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez when releasing a recommended practices bulletin for reducing the hazards to tobacco workers. [FULL STORY]
Alarming Study Sees Inconsistent Smoke Detector Testing
CINCINNATI -- According to a recent Harris Poll, 90 percent of U.S. adults do not test their smoke alarms monthly, as recommended by the NFPA. Additionally, only 26 percent conduct annual testing. [FULL STORY]
Cintas Helps Navigate Stricter OSHA Standards for FR and Electrical PPE
CINCINNATI -- Safety requirements are getting stricter due to updates to the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (1910.269) and Electrical Protective Equipment (1926 subpart V) standards from OSHA. [FULL STORY]
FHWA Urges Drivers to Stay Alert While Driving Near Work Zones
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration kicked off National Work Zone Awareness Week as construction season approaches. [FULL STORY]