The Occupational Safety and Health Act was signed into law on December 29, 1970. Here is a look, straight from OSHA, at how “workplace safety has transformed” over the last 50 years. Source: http://www.osha.gov/osha50/
So what can you do to protect your workers and your company? The short answer: no one's 100% certain yet. What we do know is that prevention at least starts with good hygiene — similar to the flu, start with hand washing, cleaning common surfaces and workstations, and staying home if you don't feel well. … Continue reading You won’t find a newscast without the word “coronavirus” in it.
In this issue of the NSC's Safety and Health Magazine, Barry Bottino provides a great summary of a recent CDC survey on workplace health and safety. Of the great info in the article (which is worth a read for safety professionals and business leaders alike), a couple of points stuck out to us in particular: When … Continue reading Workplace safety isn’t done, and there’s still a lot left to do.
As EHS Today puts it, "...there is no such thing as a workplace that's too prepared, and that process starts from the ground up." Is your workplace ready? When is the last time you checked your fire plan using a method other than an annual fire drill? Source: http://www.ehstoday.com/emergency-management/article/21121204/fire-safety-isnt-onesizefitsall
Did you know that asbestos is still legal to use in some circumstances? Are you certain your facility doesn't have any friable asbestos anywhere your workers are or might be? This article from EHS Today reminds us to not let the new decade trick us into thinking that asbestos is an obsolete problem. Source: http://www.ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/article/21120547/asbestos-is-far-from-an-antiquated-threat