EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en Book on West Fertilizer Plant Tragedy Tells First Responders’ Stories http://ehstoday.com/safety/book-west-fertilizer-plant-tragedy-tells-first-responders-stories <div class="node-body article-body"><p>April 17, 2013, was not just another day in the life of the firefighters and emergency workers who responded to the West Fertilizer Co. disaster. Twelve of them, in fact, died in the explosion that leveled the fertilizer plant and ripped a hole in the town of West, Texas.</p> <p>Still, when Baylor University lecturer Amber Adamson asked several dozen first responders if she could interview them for a book about the explosion, she said they were &ldquo;confused as to why I actually wanted to talk to them.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/book-west-fertilizer-plant-tragedy-tells-first-responders-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/book-west-fertilizer-plant-tragedy-tells-first-responders-stories#comments Safety News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:54:00 +0000 31691 at http://ehstoday.com <p>This aerial photo of the remains of the West Fertilizer Co. plant shows the devastation of the explosion that killed 15 people and injured more than 160 others. (Photo by Shane Torgerson/Wikimedia Commons)</p> Report Says Government Inaction Following 9/11 Contributed to Worker and Resident Illnesses http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/report-says-government-inaction-following-911-contributed-worker-and-resident-i <div class="field-deck"> A worker advocacy group is claiming government officials ignored or glossed over health hazards following 9/11 and that thousands are ill or dying as a result. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has issued a report it claims offers evidence that action &ndash; and inaction &ndash; by government officials contributed to the toll of death and disease.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/report-says-government-inaction-following-911-contributed-worker-and-resident-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/report-says-government-inaction-following-911-contributed-worker-and-resident-i#comments Emergency Management Health News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:43:00 +0000 31681 at http://ehstoday.com Have You Thanked a Police Officer Today? http://ehstoday.com/blog/have-you-thanked-police-officer-today <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Like millions of Americans, I&rsquo;m a sucker for a good cop show; that&rsquo;s been the case ever since &ldquo;Hill Street Blues&rdquo; was on TV. (For those of you who have a few more gray hairs than I do, you might insert &ldquo;Dragnet&rdquo; or &ldquo;The Streets of San Francisco&rdquo; into that sentence.)</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/have-you-thanked-police-officer-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/have-you-thanked-police-officer-today#comments Health Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:54:00 +0000 31631 at http://ehstoday.com Fatal Four: Safety in the Construction Industry [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/construction/fatal-four-safety-construction-industry-infographic <div class="field-deck"> April 23 is Construction Safety Day and as these statistics reveal, four types of incidents lead to most of the fatalities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Safety should be one of the top priorities of any construction company. Since the 7th annual Construction Safety Day is just around the corner on April 23, <a href="http://blog.maxwellsystems.com/" target="_blank">Viewpoint </a>decided to take a deeper look at the construction industry&rsquo;s safety statistics over the past decade.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/fatal-four-safety-construction-industry-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/fatal-four-safety-construction-industry-infographic#comments Construction News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:22:00 +0000 31621 at http://ehstoday.com Viewpoint Disposable Gas Monitors: Are They Really Cheaper? http://ehstoday.com/blog/disposable-gas-monitors-are-they-really-cheaper <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2014/04/ISC_Small.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 449px; margin: 6px; float: left;" title="Industrial Scientific" />Simple. Easy. Cost-effective. These are some of the words most commonly associated with disposable single-gas instruments. While all of these features sound attractive, just how simple, easy and cost-effective are disposable single gas monitors?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/disposable-gas-monitors-are-they-really-cheaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/disposable-gas-monitors-are-they-really-cheaper#comments Industrial Hygiene EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 31611 at http://ehstoday.com Tragedy in West, Texas: The One-Year Anniversary (Video Gallery) http://ehstoday.com/safety/tragedy-west-texas-one-year-anniversary-video-gallery <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A year ago today, a massive fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Plant in the town of West, Texas, killed 15 people, injured more than 160 people and destroyed 120 homes (damaging 200 more).</p> <p>The plant, located near Waco, experienced a fire earlier in the day that grew larger and culminated in a massive explosion just before 8 p.m. The explosion was felt 50 miles away and registered as an earthquake on seismograph machines.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/tragedy-west-texas-one-year-anniversary-video-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/tragedy-west-texas-one-year-anniversary-video-gallery#comments Safety News Workplace Fatalities Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:07:00 +0000 31591 at http://ehstoday.com Analysis: 99% Probability that Manmade Emissions Have Caused Climate Change http://ehstoday.com/environment/analysis-99-probability-manmade-emissions-have-caused-climate-change <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of the coldest winters in recent memory has provided plenty of fodder for global-warming skeptics. However, a physics professor at McGill University in Montreal claims that his analysis of temperature data since the year 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming is just a natural fluctuation in the earth&rsquo;s climate.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/analysis-99-probability-manmade-emissions-have-caused-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/analysis-99-probability-manmade-emissions-have-caused-climate-change#comments Environment News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:05:00 +0000 31581 at http://ehstoday.com Indiana Glass Maker Agrees to Pay Record Fine Stemming from Workplace Fatality http://ehstoday.com/safety/indiana-glass-maker-agrees-pay-record-fine-stemming-workplace-fatality <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Glass manufacturer Pilkington North America must pay a state-record $495,000 fine and address a slew of safety hazards as part of an agreement with Indiana OSHA.</p> <p>The agreement settles four safety orders that Indiana OSHA issued after the Sept. 29, 2010, death of Kelly Dean Caudill, who was crushed while repairing a conveyor at the company&rsquo;s Shelbyville, Ind., factory. The plant produces glass for the automotive industry.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/indiana-glass-maker-agrees-pay-record-fine-stemming-workplace-fatality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/indiana-glass-maker-agrees-pay-record-fine-stemming-workplace-fatality#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:26:00 +0000 31571 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Photo by Creativeye99/Getty Images</p> OSHA Proposes $51,800 in Fines for New Wave Plastics for Alleged Serious Hazards at Cleveland Facility http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-proposes-51800-fines-new-wave-plastics-alleged-serious-hazards-cleveland-facility <div class="field-deck"> A lack of HazCom training and other violations are cited by OSHA at recycling company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New Wave Plastics has been cited for 13 safety violations after OSHA found a lack of training and personal protective equipment (PPE) at the Cleveland facility, a recycler and plastic products supplier.</p> <p>After receiving a complaint in November 2013, OSHA initiated an inspection of the facility. Proposed penalties total $51,800.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-proposes-51800-fines-new-wave-plastics-alleged-serious-hazards-cleveland-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-proposes-51800-fines-new-wave-plastics-alleged-serious-hazards-cleveland-facility#comments OSHA Training News GHS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:28:00 +0000 31561 at http://ehstoday.com New Wave Plastics PPE Manufacturers Benefitting from Economic Revitalization and Greater Safety Expectations http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-manufacturers-benefitting-economic-revitalization-and-greater-safety-expectations <div class="field-deck"> While the economic news is good for manufacturers of “above-the-neck” personal protective equipment (PPE), it could be better if there was more consistent regulatory enforcement, according to Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Roland Heinze. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A strategic analysis of the North American above-the neck personal protective equipment market from Frost &amp; Sullivan found that the revitalization of the U.S. industrial sector &ndash; though slow &ndash; has contributed to the upswing in the market for above-the-neck PPE, as has the demand of the new generation of workers for safe working conditions and appropriate, employer-provided PPE.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-manufacturers-benefitting-economic-revitalization-and-greater-safety-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-manufacturers-benefitting-economic-revitalization-and-greater-safety-expectations#comments Eye, Face & Head News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:56:00 +0000 31551 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The market for above-the-neck personal protective equipment is growing, reflecting more industrial jobs in North America and an increased demand by workers for PPE.</p> Ohio Printer Allegedly Lacked Adequate HazCom Training, OSHA Proposes $91,800 Fine http://ehstoday.com/training/ohio-printer-allegedly-lacked-adequate-hazcom-training-osha-proposes-91800-fine <div class="field-deck"> Lack of training in hazard communication and the safe handling of chemicals contributed to OSHA citations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Globus Printing &amp; Packaging Co. Inc. has been cited by OSHA for 24 safety and health violations, carrying proposed penalties of $91,800. OSHA initiated an inspection of the Minster, Ohio-based manufacturing plant in August 2013 after receiving a complaint.</p> <p>&ldquo;Workers were exposed daily to many dangerous hazards at the Globus Printing &amp; Packaging Co.,&rdquo; said Kim Nelson, OSHA&#39;s area director in Toledo. &ldquo;The company lacks adequate employee training on those hazards.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/training/ohio-printer-allegedly-lacked-adequate-hazcom-training-osha-proposes-91800-fine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/training/ohio-printer-allegedly-lacked-adequate-hazcom-training-osha-proposes-91800-fine#comments OSHA Training News GHS Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:46:00 +0000 31541 at http://ehstoday.com Unselfishly Safe http://ehstoday.com/blog/unselfishly-safe <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If it weren&rsquo;t for diaper rash, I might not be here today.</p> <p>Not too many people can make that claim, or at least would have the guts to admit it &ndash;&nbsp;especially in a national magazine. But it&rsquo;s true. Diaper rash saved my butt &ndash; literally and figuratively.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/unselfishly-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/unselfishly-safe#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:09:00 +0000 31531 at http://ehstoday.com Flash Fire UltraSoft 9oz Jackets and Pants http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/flash-fire-ultrasoft-9oz-jackets-and-pants <div class="node-body video-body">A demonstration of a flash fire and UltraSoft 9oz Jacket and Pants</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/flash-fire-ultrasoft-9oz-jackets-and-pants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/flash-fire-ultrasoft-9oz-jackets-and-pants#comments Sponsored Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:51:00 +0000 31511 at http://ehstoday.com Arc Flash UltraSoft Jacket and Pants http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/arc-flash-ultrasoft-jacket-and-pants <div class="node-body video-body">Watch a demonstration of an arc flash, and how Westex's UltraSoft Jacket and Pants handle the incident.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/arc-flash-ultrasoft-jacket-and-pants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/arc-flash-ultrasoft-jacket-and-pants#comments Sponsored Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:31:00 +0000 31491 at http://ehstoday.com The Westex Difference http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/westex-difference <div class="node-body video-body">Find out the Westex Difference</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/westex-difference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/westex-difference#comments Sponsored Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:49:00 +0000 31471 at http://ehstoday.com Federal Court Upholds OSHA Willful Citation Against SeaWorld for Trainer’s Death http://ehstoday.com/safety/federal-court-upholds-osha-willful-citation-against-seaworld-trainer-s-death <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Brancheau died during a live performance at Shamu Stadium in Orlando when a killer whale snatched her off a platform and yanked her into the water, refusing to release her. OSHA cited SeaWorld of Florida LLC for three safety violations, invoking the general-duty clause to issue one willful citation carrying a $70,000 fine.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/federal-court-upholds-osha-willful-citation-against-seaworld-trainer-s-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/federal-court-upholds-osha-willful-citation-against-seaworld-trainer-s-death#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:45:00 +0000 31461 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Tilikum, the male orca that killed trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010, appears as &quot;Shamu&quot; at SeaWorld Orlando. (Photo by Milan Boers/Wikimedia Commons)</p> Flash Fire Overview http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/flash-fire-overview <div class="node-body video-body">Westex presents Flash Fire Overview</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/flash-fire-overview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/flash-fire-overview#comments Sponsored Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:11:00 +0000 31441 at http://ehstoday.com Arc Flash Overview http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/arc-flash-overview <div class="node-body video-body">Westex presents Arc Flash Overview</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/arc-flash-overview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/arc-flash-overview#comments Sponsored Arc Flash Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:57:00 +0000 31421 at http://ehstoday.com Westex Video Library http://ehstoday.com/westex-video-library <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body"><p> From hazard testing demonstrations to the performance and capabilities of flame resistant fabrics, the video library has the information you&rsquo;re looking for. Simply select a video from the list below.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> From hazard testing demonstrations to the performance and capabilities of flame resistant fabrics, the video library has the information you&rsquo;re looking for. Simply select a video from the list below.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/westex-video-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 22631 at http://ehstoday.com Conquer Distracted Driving by Becoming an ACE http://ehstoday.com/safety/conquer-distracted-driving-becoming-ace <div class="node-body article-body">Distracted driving currently is one of the major causes of accidents. What’s even more alarming is that while almost all other categories of accidents are decreasing, distracted-driving accident rates still are on the rise. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/conquer-distracted-driving-becoming-ace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/conquer-distracted-driving-becoming-ace#comments Safety Distracted Driving Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:06:00 +0000 31321 at http://ehstoday.com The Keys to Safe Teen Driving http://ehstoday.com/safety/keys-safe-teen-driving <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Womble </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Make sure that your teenage drivers are safe behind the wheel by steering them away from common distractions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/keys-safe-teen-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/keys-safe-teen-driving#comments Safety Distracted Driving Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:53:00 +0000 31311 at http://ehstoday.com 3 Tips for Practicing Mindfulness 
in a Multitasking Workplace http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/3-tips-practicing-mindfulness-multitasking-workplace <div class="field-deck"> Neurologist Dr. Romie Mushtaq says that there’s science that supports the benefits of being focused and “in the moment.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Employers such as Google, eBay, Intel and General Mills offer classes on it. So do Harvard Business School, Ross School of Business and Claremont Graduate University, among other campuses. Mindfulness is not just a social media buzzword or a corporate trend, but a proven method for success, according to neurologist Dr. Romie Mushtaq.</p> <p>Mindfulness &ndash; being focused and fully present in the here and now &ndash; is good for individuals and good for a business&rsquo;s bottom line, according to her.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/3-tips-practicing-mindfulness-multitasking-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/3-tips-practicing-mindfulness-multitasking-workplace#comments Safety Leadership Health News Wellness Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:44:00 +0000 31401 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Reducing multitasking whenever possible in order to focus on the present leads to less stress for employees and greater profits for corporations.</p> Hilariously Bad Safety Training Videos (Video Gallery) http://ehstoday.com/training/hilariously-bad-safety-training-videos-video-gallery <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Bad acting. Groovy hairstyles. Hilariously contrived dialogue. The training videos in this gallery aren&rsquo;t Oscar-caliber, but the safety topics hold up surprisingly well under the test of time.</p> <p>In a 1982 U.S. Postal Service training video, a series of awkwardly dramatized scenarios makes a timeless point: that front-line supervisors play a key role in promoting and maintaining workplace safety.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/training/hilariously-bad-safety-training-videos-video-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/training/hilariously-bad-safety-training-videos-video-gallery#comments Training Galleries News Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:25:00 +0000 31391 at http://ehstoday.com <p>There&#39;s nothing funny about the hazards of sudden immersion in cold water. But this shockingly bad video, produced by the Department of Defense in 1977, is good for a few laughs.</p> EHS Today April 2014 Magazine Issue http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2014-04-11 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">In this issue, sustainability, communications, teen driving and much more!</div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>In this issue, sustainability, communications, teen driving and much more!</p> <p>EHS Today informs safety, health and industrial hygiene professionals in the manufacturing, construction, and service sectors about trends, management strategies, regulatory news and new products that help them provide safe and healthy work sites.<br /> <br /> To subscribe to EHS Today Magazine,&nbsp;<a href="https://penton-sub.halldata.com/site/PEN003590OZland/init.do?&amp;PK=WOZHP">click here.</a>&nbsp; Sample issue,&nbsp;<a href="http://ehstoday.com/september-2013#1" target="_blank">click here</a></p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/emergency-management/red-alert-optimizing-your-communications">Red Alert! Optimizing Your Communications</a> <a href="/hand-protection/bringing-sustainability-market">Bringing Sustainability to Market</a> <a href="/safety/essentials-successful-safety-initiative">Essentials for a Successful Safety Initiative</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2014-04-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Magazine Issue Fri, 11 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 31381 at http://ehstoday.com NIOSH to Offer Free Black Lung Tests to Coal Miners in Certain States http://ehstoday.com/health/niosh-offer-free-black-lung-tests-coal-miners-certain-states <div class="node-body article-body"><p>NIOSH will offer a series of free, confidential health screenings to coal miners later this month to provide early detection of coal workers&rsquo; pneumoconiosis.</p> <p>&ldquo;Provided through the state-of-the-art NIOSH mobile testing unit at convenient community and mine locations,&rdquo; NIOSH said it will offer the health screenings throughout Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, southern Utah and southern Colorado.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/niosh-offer-free-black-lung-tests-coal-miners-certain-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/niosh-offer-free-black-lung-tests-coal-miners-certain-states#comments Health News Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:49:00 +0000 31371 at http://ehstoday.com <p>This EPA photo from the early 1970s shows an ex-coal miner suffering from black lung. (LeRoy Woodson/National Archives and Records Administration)&nbsp;</p> If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them: Value-Added Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/if-you-can-t-beat-them-join-them-value-added-safety <div class="field-byline"> Damon C. Nix </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the results of the recent EHS Today National Safety Survey suggested, the "war" between productivity and safety continues in many organizations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/if-you-can-t-beat-them-join-them-value-added-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/if-you-can-t-beat-them-join-them-value-added-safety#comments Safety Leadership Safety Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:23:00 +0000 31301 at http://ehstoday.com 10 Real-World Tips for Smarter Inventory Management http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/10-real-world-tips-smarter-inventory-management <div class="field-byline"> MSC Industrial </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Inventory is a prime indicator of how well a business is being managed. At the plant and warehouse level too much inventory or obsolete inventory is a sign of poor scheduling, ineffective forecasting, long cycle times and other inefficient manufacturing practices. Worse yet,</p> <p>excess inventory ties up cash that could be used to invest in new equipment, finance acquisitions or for other more productive purposes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/10-real-world-tips-smarter-inventory-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/10-real-world-tips-smarter-inventory-management#comments Sponsored White Papers Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:18:00 +0000 30911 at http://ehstoday.com ‘Frazzled’ on the Job: More Than 80 Percent of American Workers Are Stressed Out http://ehstoday.com/health/frazzled-job-more-80-percent-american-workers-are-stressed-out <div class="field-deck"> The number of American workers who claim to be stressed by their job has gone up 10 percent in the last year. Less pay and more work were cited by many workers as their greatest stressors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The third Annual Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College found that more work and less pay are the top contributors to job stress in America, with 10 percent more workers claiming to be stressed out in 2013 than in 2012.</p> <p>The U.S. unemployment rate may be falling, but stress levels continue to rise among workers as more than eight in 10 employed Americans said they are stressed out on the job amid heavier workloads and low pay.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/frazzled-job-more-80-percent-american-workers-are-stressed-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/frazzled-job-more-80-percent-american-workers-are-stressed-out#comments Health News Wellness Thu, 10 Apr 2014 14:04:00 +0000 31361 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Americans are working hard for their money and they&#39;re stressing out about it.</p> Everest College NIOSH Study Reveals High Percentage of Musculoskeletal Disorders at Poultry Plant http://ehstoday.com/safety/niosh-study-reveals-high-percentage-musculoskeletal-disorders-poultry-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A NIOSH health-hazard evaluation of a South Carolina poultry processing plant reveals &ldquo;an alarming prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome&rdquo; among workers, the agency says.</p> <p>NIOSH researchers, who visited the plant three times in 2012 and 2013, determined that 42 percent of the employees who participated in the evaluation had evidence of carpal tunnel syndrome, and 41 percent worked in jobs involving hand activity and force above recommended limits for minimizing risk of carpel tunnel syndrome.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/niosh-study-reveals-high-percentage-musculoskeletal-disorders-poultry-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/niosh-study-reveals-high-percentage-musculoskeletal-disorders-poultry-plant#comments Health Safety News Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:07:00 +0000 31351 at http://ehstoday.com The Photographs of Lewis Hine: The Industrial Revolution and Child Laborers [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/galleries/photographs-lewis-hine-industrial-revolution-and-child-laborers-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">Child labor in the United States was common in the early 20th century, and most of the children worked backbreaking jobs in filthy, dangerous conditions,. These photographs taken by investigator and photographer Lewis Hine tell the story.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/galleries/photographs-lewis-hine-industrial-revolution-and-child-laborers-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/galleries/photographs-lewis-hine-industrial-revolution-and-child-laborers-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Galleries Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:50:00 +0000 31331 at http://ehstoday.com