EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en Mass. Contractor Exposes Employees to Potentially Fatal Falls http://ehstoday.com/safety/mass-contractor-exposes-employees-potentially-fatal-falls <div class="field-deck"> OSHA says roofing contractor displays 'wanton disregard for employee safety.' </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OSHA says roofing contractor displays 'wanton disregard for employee safety.'OSHA says contractor displays 'wanton disregard for employee safety.'</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/mass-contractor-exposes-employees-potentially-fatal-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/mass-contractor-exposes-employees-potentially-fatal-falls#comments Safety News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:03:00 +0000 38711 at http://ehstoday.com Combating Climate Change: Climate Leadership Winners http://ehstoday.com/environment/combating-climate-change-climate-leadership-winners <div class="field-deck"> The fourth annual EPA Climate Leadership Award winners are making climate change awareness a smart business decision. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The fourth annual EPA Climate Leadership Award winners are making climate change awareness a smart business decision. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/combating-climate-change-climate-leadership-winners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/combating-climate-change-climate-leadership-winners#comments Environment News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:25:00 +0000 38671 at http://ehstoday.com Image: Thinkstock Don’t Let March Madness Destroy Your Diet http://ehstoday.com/health/don-t-let-march-madness-destroy-your-diet <div class="field-deck"> There’s nothing sadder than disappointed sports fans, but don’t wreck your diet because your team loses during March Madness. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Did you know that your college basketball teams&rsquo; on-the-court performance could influence <a href="http://foodenthusiastmag.com/march-madness-food-stats-are-in/">how you eat</a>? (Especially if your team doesn&rsquo;t fare well on its way to the playoffs.)</p> <p>According to a GrubHub study in 2014, pizza orders are 19 percent more common after losses than wins, and dessert orders increase more than 9 percent if your team gets knocked out of the tournament. Talk about &ldquo;emotional eating!&rdquo;</p> <p>But your waistline shouldn&#39;t depend on the fate of your team...</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/don-t-let-march-madness-destroy-your-diet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/don-t-let-march-madness-destroy-your-diet#comments Health News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:54:00 +0000 38691 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Working Hard? Germs Are Too! http://ehstoday.com/health/working-hard-germs-are-too <div class="field-deck"> Sometimes, what you can’t see CAN hurt you! Especially when it comes to germs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new infographic from <a href="http://www.debgroup.com/us" target="_blank">Deb Group</a> shares some interesting &ndash; and alarming &ndash; facts about germs in the workplace.</p> <p>Some 80 percent of infectious diseases are spread by our hands. And germs are active little buggers; bacteria that remain on our hands after washing can reach pre-washing levels within 80 minutes.</p> <p>And don&rsquo;t even get us started on what you can find in public restrooms!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/working-hard-germs-are-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/working-hard-germs-are-too#comments Health News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:17:00 +0000 38681 at http://ehstoday.com Deb Group Record Snow-Related Worker Deaths and Injuries Prompt Warnings in Massachusetts http://ehstoday.com/safety/record-snow-related-worker-deaths-and-injuries-prompt-warnings-massachusetts <div class="field-deck"> With over 100 inches of snow falling in parts of Massachusetts in less than a month, companies have been racing to clear snow from roads and roofs, and in the process, requiring their workers to complete extremely dangerous tasks with fatal results. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Two workers died in February in Canton, Mass., and two more were hospitalized in Avon, Mass., and Burlington, Mass., in separate incidents from falls while clearing snow from roofs. Two weeks prior, 60-year-old Cesar Moya, a Whole Foods employee, was hit and killed by a snow plow that was clearing the Medford, Mass., supermarket&rsquo;s parking lot.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/record-snow-related-worker-deaths-and-injuries-prompt-warnings-massachusetts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/record-snow-related-worker-deaths-and-injuries-prompt-warnings-massachusetts#comments Safety News Workplace Fatalities Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:24:00 +0000 38661 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Workers shovel sidewalks on Boston&#39;s Boylston Street during winter storm Neptune, which dropped over a foot of snow Feb. 15 in Boston. This is the fourth major storm to hit the New England region that has already seen more than 6 feet of snow in some areas.</p> Scott Eisen/Getty Images OSHA Alleges Bentley Laboratories Exposed Temporary Workers to Hazards http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-alleges-bentley-laboratories-exposed-temporary-workers-hazards <div class="field-deck"> OSHA has fined the Edison, N.J., manufacturer and a staffing agency $53K for violations related to exposing workers to chemical, noise and machine hazards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA has cited Bentley Laboratories LLC, which manufactures products for the beauty and pharmaceutical industries in Edison, N.J., and Joul&eacute; Clinical &amp; Scientific Staffing Solutions, which is headquartered in Pittsburgh and provides staffing services to Bentley Laboratories, for allegedly exposing as many as 50 temporary workers to health and safety hazards.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-alleges-bentley-laboratories-exposed-temporary-workers-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-alleges-bentley-laboratories-exposed-temporary-workers-hazards#comments OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:55:00 +0000 38651 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock How to Be Happy at Work [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/health/how-be-happy-work-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">Instead of relying on your work to bring you happiness, you need to create it yourself.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/how-be-happy-work-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/how-be-happy-work-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Health Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:43:00 +0000 38631 at http://ehstoday.com N.C. Man in Deep Water For Making $2.3 Million Fraudulent Deepwater Horizon Claim http://ehstoday.com/environment/nc-man-deep-water-making-23-million-fraudulent-deepwater-horizon-claim <div class="field-deck"> A North Carolina resident was arrested Feb. 23 for allegedly making a fraudulent claim on the fund set up to compensate victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department&rsquo;s Criminal Division said Michael R. Rosella, 45, of Wilmington, N.C., was arrested in connection with an <a href="http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/02/23/rosella_indictment.pdf" target="_blank">indictment</a> returned last week and unsealed following his arrest.&nbsp; The indictment by a grand jury in the District of Columbia charges Rosella with one count of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/nc-man-deep-water-making-23-million-fraudulent-deepwater-horizon-claim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/nc-man-deep-water-making-23-million-fraudulent-deepwater-horizon-claim#comments Environment News Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:46:00 +0000 38621 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Activists holds signs during a protest in front of the Hale Boggs Federal Building on the first day of the trial over the Deep Water Horizon oil rig spill on Feb. 25, 2013 in New Orleans. Eleven men were killed during the accident and over 4 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.</p> Sean Gardner / Getty Images South African Mine Fire Heats Up Mine Safety Concerns http://ehstoday.com/safety/south-african-mine-fire-heats-mine-safety-concerns <div class="field-deck"> Miners' union questions the safety of Harmony Gold mines after another underground fire threatens workers' lives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Miners' union questions the safety of Harmony Gold mines after another underground fire threatens workers' lives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/south-african-mine-fire-heats-mine-safety-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/south-african-mine-fire-heats-mine-safety-concerns#comments Safety News Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:01:00 +0000 38611 at http://ehstoday.com Image: Thinkstock US to Charge Takata $14,000 per Day over Recall Investigation http://ehstoday.com/safety/us-charge-takata-14000-day-over-recall-investigation <div class="field-deck"> The government says Takata has failed to fully cooperate with NHTSA’s investigation of defective airbags. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The government says Takata has failed to fully cooperate with NHTSA’s investigation of defective airbags.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/us-charge-takata-14000-day-over-recall-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/us-charge-takata-14000-day-over-recall-investigation#comments Safety News Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:06:00 +0000 38601 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Stephanie Erdman of Destin, Fla., who was seriously injured by the airbag explosion in her Honda Civic during a traffic accident, testifies Nov. 20, 2014, during a hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.&nbsp;</p> Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images EPA Upholds Penalty for Hazardous Waste Violations http://ehstoday.com/environment/epa-upholds-penalty-hazardous-waste-violations <div class="field-deck"> The Environmental Appeals Board of the EPA ordered the operators of a Viriginia chemical distribution facility to pay a $612,339 penalty for hazard waste storage violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The EAB ordered the operators of a Viriginia chemical distribution facility to pay a $612,339 penalty for hazard waste storage violations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/epa-upholds-penalty-hazardous-waste-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/epa-upholds-penalty-hazardous-waste-violations#comments Environment News Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:45:00 +0000 38591 at http://ehstoday.com Is your company a world class safety organization? http://ehstoday.com/company-world-class-safety-organization <div class="node-body page-body">Over 550 EHSToday readers responded to a recent survey addressing this question. Find out what similar companies are doing to achieve world class safety in this infographic.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/company-world-class-safety-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:04:39 +0000 38581 at http://ehstoday.com Keep the Emotion in Safety http://ehstoday.com/blog/keep-emotion-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Regulations, standards, edicts exist for a reason – to save lives.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/keep-emotion-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/keep-emotion-safety#comments Safety Leadership Safety Training EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:45:00 +0000 38571 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA and NIOSH: Protect Workers from Silica Exposure during Countertop Installation http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-and-niosh-protect-workers-silica-exposure-during-countertop-installation <div class="field-deck"> Agencies concerned that workers are being exposed to significant levels of silica during the manufacture and installation of countertops. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on Feb. 18 jointly issued a hazard alert about protecting workers from significant crystalline silica exposure during manufacturing, finishing, and installing natural and manufactured stone countertops.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-and-niosh-protect-workers-silica-exposure-during-countertop-installation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-and-niosh-protect-workers-silica-exposure-during-countertop-installation#comments OSHA News Thu, 19 Feb 2015 18:44:00 +0000 38561 at http://ehstoday.com <p>OSHA and NIOSH warn that workers manufacturing and installing stone countertops could be exposed to silica.</p> Thinkstock The Art of Work: A Look at WPA Posters From 1936-1943 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/art-work-look-wpa-posters-1936-1943-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration) or WPA was the largest and most ambitious American New Deal agency, employing millions of unemployed people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects, including the construction of public buildings and roads.</p> <p>But the WPA didn&rsquo;t just employ workers to build bridges and roads. It also put artists to work designing and painting murals and posters.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/art-work-look-wpa-posters-1936-1943-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/art-work-look-wpa-posters-1936-1943-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Safety Galleries Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:50:00 +0000 38551 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Iconic art and images from the WPA public works project.</p> Stand Tall, Stand Proud, Stand-Down for Fall Safety http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/stand-tall-stand-proud-stand-down-fall-safety <div class="field-deck"> NIOSH, OSHA and industry partners join forces to promote fall safety with the second annual Fall Safety Stand-Down in May. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, with hundreds of workers dying each year and thousands more facing catastrophic, debilitating injuries. Over the past ten years, nearly 3,500 construction workers died from falls, contributing to almost half of the fall fatalities for all industries combined. Lack of fall protection remains OSHA&rsquo;s <a href="http://1.usa.gov/1k7XZhu" target="_blank">most frequently cited violation</a>.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/stand-tall-stand-proud-stand-down-fall-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/stand-tall-stand-proud-stand-down-fall-safety#comments Construction Fall Protection Safety Training News Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 38541 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Great Lakes Construction Co. workers and contractors listen to Tyler Edwards discuss fall protection strategies at Fall Safety Stand-Down event last year in Cleveland</p> Josh Cable Researchers Find Basic Personality Changes are Linked to Unemployment http://ehstoday.com/health/researchers-find-basic-personality-changes-are-linked-unemployment <div class="field-deck"> Changes in personality may add to challenge of finding work for job seekers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Unemployment can change people&rsquo;s core personalities, making some less conscientious, agreeable and open, which can make it difficult for them to find new jobs.</p> <p>This startling new research, published by the American Psychological Association in the <em>Journal of Applied Psychology</em>, examines a sample of 6,769 German adults who took a standard personality test at two points over four years. Some 210 members of the sample group were unemployed from one to four years, and another 251 participants were unemployed for less than a year and then found jobs.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/researchers-find-basic-personality-changes-are-linked-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/researchers-find-basic-personality-changes-are-linked-unemployment#comments Health News Wed, 18 Feb 2015 19:28:00 +0000 38531 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Almaz Mekonnen (C) stands in line with some of the 1,500 people seeking employment during a job fair in Washington, D.C., last year.</p> Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Get Out Those Markers, Crayons and Video Cameras to Celebrate Workplace Safety! http://ehstoday.com/safety/get-out-those-markers-crayons-and-video-cameras-celebrate-workplace-safety <div class="field-deck"> ASSE is inviting kids to enter workplace safety art and video contests. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It is time once again for students around the world to sharpen their pencils and charge up their video cameras as the American Society of Safety Engineers announces the kick-off of its 2015 Workplace Safety Poster and Video Contest in recognition of <a href="http://www.asse.org/naosh" target="_blank">North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>ASSE is inviting children ages 5 to 13 to create posters and children 14 to 18 to create videos that celebrate this year&rsquo;s theme: &ldquo;Everyplace Is Someone&rsquo;s Workplace.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/get-out-those-markers-crayons-and-video-cameras-celebrate-workplace-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/get-out-those-markers-crayons-and-video-cameras-celebrate-workplace-safety#comments Safety News Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:35:00 +0000 38521 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Digging Deep to Get to the Root Source of Employee Disengagement http://ehstoday.com/training/digging-deep-get-root-source-employee-disengagement <div class="field-deck"> You can’t address the growing decline in employee engagement until you understand the source of their dissatisfaction.. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Activating optimal motivation is far more than a feel-good proposition for individuals and organizations. It provides a pragmatic and skill-based framework, course of action and solution to helping shift a workforce. Lost productivity can cost organizations an estimated $350 billion annually in lost productivity. Organizations will spend $750,000 to $1 billion to fix the problem, yet many executives do not understand how employees become disengaged.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/training/digging-deep-get-root-source-employee-disengagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/training/digging-deep-get-root-source-employee-disengagement#comments Safety Training News Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:16:00 +0000 38511 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Safety Campaign Launching For Underground Utilities http://ehstoday.com/construction/safety-campaign-launching-underground-utilities <div class="field-deck"> Following utility excavation best practices can help save lives and avoid property damage. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Follow utility excavation best practices to help save lives and avoid property damage. That&rsquo;s&nbsp;the underlying message of a new&nbsp;industry safety awareness and education campaign.
&nbsp;</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.aem.org/" target="_blank">Association of Equipment Manufacturers</a> (AEM) initiated the Underground Utility Damage Prevention Campaign as an industry-wide collaborative effort to:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/safety-campaign-launching-underground-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/safety-campaign-launching-underground-utilities#comments Construction Safety Training News Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:00:00 +0000 38501 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Ergonomics: Starting a Program http://ehstoday.com/health/ergonomics-starting-program <div class="field-byline"> Brian Sullivan </div> <div class="field-deck"> An effective ergonomics program can prevent a lot of those small and large workplace injuries that can be so painful (and debilitating) for employees and expensive for employers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Strain and sprain injuries are something all employers face. There is the employee who strains her back while working the cash register. There is the new hire that strains his shoulder while lifting the heavy piece of pipe to show that he is a hard worker. There is the older guy that everyone likes who is not really sure how it happened but his wrist is &ldquo;acting up.&rdquo;</p> <p>It is common to hear people both in operations and safety say, &ldquo;How could that have been prevented?&rdquo; The answer sometimes is easier than it seems.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/ergonomics-starting-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/ergonomics-starting-program#comments Health News Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:52:00 +0000 38491 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Uncovering Your Company’s Biggest Hidden Cost http://ehstoday.com/safety/uncovering-your-company-s-biggest-hidden-cost <div class="field-deck"> On what are companies annually wasting $20 million? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On what are companies annually wasting $20 million? </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/uncovering-your-company-s-biggest-hidden-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/uncovering-your-company-s-biggest-hidden-cost#comments Safety News Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:48:00 +0000 38471 at http://ehstoday.com 10 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Best Employees [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/lose-top-employees <div class="node-body gallery-body">Replacing an employee can be expensive. These 10 mistakes could cost you your best employees. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/lose-top-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/lose-top-employees#comments Safety Leadership Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:30:00 +0000 38461 at http://ehstoday.com EHS Today February 2015 http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2015-02-11 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">Protecting Vision in the Workplace: Eye safety in the digital age is more of an issue than many realize. </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; ">In this issue &mdash;</strong>&nbsp;Protecting Vision in the Workplace:&nbsp;Eye safety in the digital age is more of an issue than many realize.</p> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; ">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" style="margin-top: 0px; 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In September 2013, a forklift driver at Madden Bolt died after the machine turned over and pinned him underneath.</p> <p>The plate then landed on the fallen worker, according to OSHA investigators. As a result, OSHA has cited the Houston-based employer for 10 alleged serious violations. Madden Bolt specializes in manufacturing bolts, custom steel plate products and assemblies, and employs about 130 workers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-issues-fines-explosion-madden-bolt-killed-worker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-issues-fines-explosion-madden-bolt-killed-worker#comments OSHA News Workplace Fatalities Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:57:00 +0000 38431 at http://ehstoday.com Protecting Vision in the Workplace http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/protecting-vision-workplace <div class="field-deck"> Eye safety in the digital age is more of an issue than many realize. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The use of digital devices, including personal computers, tablets and cell phones, continues to increase. The impact of prolonged usage often can be felt in the eye. &nbsp;</p> <p>According to a report from the Vision Council, extended use of these devices have caused as many as 70 percent of American adults to experience some form of digital eyestrain.</p> <p>&quot;By protecting our eyes at work and at home, we can help stay healthy and productive for years to come,&quot; said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/protecting-vision-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/protecting-vision-workplace#comments Eye, Face & Head Safety Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:25:00 +0000 38301 at http://ehstoday.com ROI: A Hazard to Employee Safety? http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/roi-hazard-employee-safety <div class="field-byline"> Tom Wojick </div> <div class="field-deck"> “I’m not certain you heard me. If you want to understand how Alcoa is doing, you need to look at our workplace safety figures.” –Former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill, former CEO, Alcoa. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A familiar and popular business performance metric is ROI &ndash; return on investment. For many, this is the keystone of workplace culture, driving business strategy and decisions as well as the behavior of managers and employees.<br /> <br /> Most businesses won&rsquo;t invest capital or other resources unless there is a direct positive financial gain from the investment. It&rsquo;s a no brainer; if a business wants to be successful and remain viable, it must generate a return. But is there a dark side to ROI?<br /> <br /> <strong>Balancing ROI and ROS</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/roi-hazard-employee-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/roi-hazard-employee-safety#comments Safety Leadership Safety News Mon, 09 Feb 2015 20:27:00 +0000 38421 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Focusing too intently on return on investment can affect employee safety and decisions as well as organizational success. In the last five years, we&rsquo;ve witnessed tragedies that serve as prime examples of what happens when an organization&rsquo;s focus on ROI is dominant.</p> Thinkstock The Complacency Dilemma http://ehstoday.com/safety/complacency-dilemma <div class="field-deck"> Is complacency the problem, or is the issue more complex than that? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There seems to be an upward trend in several industries to list &quot;complacency&quot; as a contributory cause on accident investigation reports. Many perception surveys now ask workers if they have become complacent when doing repetitious jobs and if complacency is considered an undesirable characteristic of a safety culture. Although this attention to complacency is deserved, the standard solutions to improve it fall short of success in almost all instances. Complacency is a state of mind, which is not necessarily the only influence on safety choices or behaviors.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/complacency-dilemma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/complacency-dilemma#comments Safety Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:45:00 +0000 38311 at http://ehstoday.com Treading Gingerly: Riding into Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety/treading-gingerly-riding-safety <div class="field-deck"> Hello, EHS world. Let's be friends. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hello, EHS world. Let's be friends.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/treading-gingerly-riding-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/treading-gingerly-riding-safety#comments Safety Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:20:00 +0000 38281 at http://ehstoday.com