An annual tradition at the National Safety Congress is OSHA’s announcement of the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for the fiscal year and 2015 was no different.
Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented the Top 10 on the expo floor as part of the 2015 NSC Congress & Expo....More
Commander Michael Abrashoff jokes that he's not the smartest guy in the room, but don't let his modesty fool you. Abrashoff was smart enough to figure out how to turn one of the worst ships in the Navy - the USS Benfold – into one of the best. And he did it by talking....More
The National Safety Council is hosting its 2015 NSC Congress & Expo in Atlanta Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. This year's event, Building Safer Workplaces, features more than 1,000 exhibitors, more than 100 professional development seminars, 14 keynote speakers and an executive-edge track, giving attendees access to unparalleled resources to improve safety. ...More
Too often, safety success is measured by failure: how many people were hurt or killed.
Todd Conklin, Los Alamos National Lab, offers an alternative.
“We’ve got to live in safe work,” Conklin said during a forum discussion at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Atlanta, Ga....More
Certain places are more responsible than others for tipping the scale in favor of bad health. To identify them, WalletHub’s analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 17 key indicators of weight-related problems. WalletHub’s data set ranges from share of physically inactive adults to projected obesity rates by 2030 to healthy-food access.
Outdoor and indoor workers alike are gearing up for the first day of spring, also known as the beginning of allergy season to many.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), tree, grass and weed pollen, mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, and cat dog and rodent dander are among the most common allergies Americans face.
Although facing them may seem just like another daily task to some, the AAFA estimates that allergies contribute about $17.5 billion in healthcare costs along with 6 million lost work and school days.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
If he were alive today, Ben Franklin also may have added escalating healthcare costs to the list.
Not only are employees asked to contribute more to the cost of their healthcare policy, but employers are providing wellness programs and incentives to change behavior and ultimately improve employee health and reduce costs.
Smart investments in wellness can work to bring costs down, as Franklin also said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
With 120,000 work-related foot injuries per year and ever-expanding product options, selecting the right footwear for your employees can be a daunting task.
EHS Today's March 2017 issue highlighted six tips to choosing the right work boots, beginning with comfort and ending with maintenance.
Here are four brands with recent innovations that were featured in the print edition. Click through the slideshow to view their products.
Each month, EHS Today features the latest product innovations that are geared to enhance your workplace safety initiatives. See the latest products from companies including 3M, Bayco Products Inc., MCR Safety, UL, Honeywell, ClickSafety, AutomationDirect, FallTech, CEA Instruments and Emergent Safety Supply.
To view the product descriptions and photos, use the arrows to move back and forth through the slideshow.
The Ladder Association, the UK organization behind the annual “”Idiots on Ladders” competition, has returned, this time with the Ladder Leaders/Ladder Losers competition.
From Oct. 1 through Nov. 11, followers of their Facebook page had the opportunity to post photos of ladder losers and leaders.