EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en L&I Fines Battle Ground, WA, Company After Worker’s Hand Amputated http://ehstoday.com/safety/li-fines-battle-ground-wa-company-after-worker-s-hand-amputated <div class="field-deck"> The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has fined a Battle Ground, Wash., plastic bottle manufacturer $86,800 for major safety violations after a worker’s hand was caught in machinery and had to be amputated. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Andersen Plastics of Battle Ground, Wash., has been cited for one willful and six serious violations by the Washington Department of Labor &amp; Industries (L&amp;I). The investigation found several problems with the company&rsquo;s lockout/tagout safety program, a term that refers to the deliberate process of shutting down machinery to prevent accidental startup.</p> <p>Failure to prevent machinery from accidentally starting puts workers at risk of serious injuries, such as the amputation that occurred in April when a worker was performing a routine task.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/li-fines-battle-ground-wa-company-after-worker-s-hand-amputated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/li-fines-battle-ground-wa-company-after-worker-s-hand-amputated#comments Safety News Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:43:00 +0000 36891 at http://ehstoday.com <p>According to L&amp;I, lockout/tagout violations at a plastics company contributed to the amputation of a worker&#39;s hand.</p> dave willman/ThinkStock Being the Boss Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be For Women http://ehstoday.com/health/being-boss-isn-t-all-it-s-cracked-be-women <div class="field-deck"> A new study finds that having job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&ldquo;Women with job authority &ndash; the ability to hire, fire and influence pay &ndash; have significantly more symptoms of depression than women without this power,&rdquo; said Tetyana Pudrovska, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and the lead author of a new study titled &ldquo;Gender, Job Authority, and Depression,&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;In contrast, men with job authority have fewer symptoms of depression than men without such power,&rdquo; she added.</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/being-boss-isn-t-all-it-s-cracked-be-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/being-boss-isn-t-all-it-s-cracked-be-women#comments Health News Wellness Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:22:00 +0000 36871 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Increased job authority can lead to depression for women, but not for men.</p> Ship-Repair Company Faces $101,000 in OSHA Fines for Fall Hazards http://ehstoday.com/safety/ship-repair-company-faces-101000-osha-fines-fall-hazards <div class="field-deck"> “Shipyard work is traditionally hazardous, with an injury and accident rate more than twice that of construction and general industry," said Dan DeWease, director of OSHA’s Norfolk area office. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While welding the frame of a U.S. Navy vessel, a shipyard worker was just 1 foot away from three open manholes that exposed the employee to potential falls of up to 30 feet. That was one of the alleged safety and health hazards that OSHA found during a May inspection of a ship-repair facility in Norfolk, Va.</p> <p>OSHA, which initiated the inspection as part of the agency&rsquo;s Local Emphasis Program on shipbuilding and repair, has cited Colonna&rsquo;s Shipyard Inc. for 12 alleged violations, including four repeat violations. The company faces $101,000 in proposed penalties.</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/safety/ship-repair-company-faces-101000-osha-fines-fall-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/ship-repair-company-faces-101000-osha-fines-fall-hazards#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:50:00 +0000 36861 at http://ehstoday.com 5 Tips to Safely Operate Heavy Machinery http://ehstoday.com/construction/5-tips-safely-operate-heavy-machinery <div class="field-byline"> James White </div> <div class="field-deck"> Construction workers are the backbone of our society. They provide us with safer roads, durable shelters for our families, and well-built schools for our children. Practically every building you see has been touched in some way by builders, engineers and architects who create them from nothing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you work in construction, you know that working on a construction site can be one of the most dangerous and hazardous jobs out there. On average, there are nearly <a href="http://www.2keller.com/library/construction-accident-statistics.cfm">150,000 injuries on the job each year</a>, and 824 workers were killed in 2013 alone. As you work on different construction sites, you know better than anyone that proper safety starts and ends with your decisions and how you conduct yourself.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/5-tips-safely-operate-heavy-machinery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/5-tips-safely-operate-heavy-machinery#comments Construction News Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:49:00 +0000 36851 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Working around heavy machinery is one of the many hazards faced by construction workers.</p> Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Don’t Be a ‘Peephole Driver’ (and Other Safety Tips for Winter Driving) [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/galleries/don-t-be-peephole-driver-and-other-safety-tips-winter-driving-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Winter has arrived a bit early in some parts of the country, catching many motorists off guard. Meteorologists are predicting another blustery, snowy and heavy winter season and are cautioning drivers to be extremely cautious in the coming months.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/galleries/don-t-be-peephole-driver-and-other-safety-tips-winter-driving-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/galleries/don-t-be-peephole-driver-and-other-safety-tips-winter-driving-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Galleries Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:44:00 +0000 36841 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA Cites Shipbuilder for Fall, Machinery Hazards http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-cites-shipbuilder-fall-machinery-hazards <div class="field-deck"> OSHA, which inspected Austral's Mobile, Ala., facility after receiving a complaint, has proposed $41,500 in fines. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA has cited Austal USA LLC was cited for 12 safety and health violations involving fall and other hazards at the shipbuilder&rsquo;s Mobile, Ala., facility.</p> <p>OSHA, which inspected the facility after receiving a complaint, has proposed $41,500 in fines.</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/safety/osha-cites-shipbuilder-fall-machinery-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-cites-shipbuilder-fall-machinery-hazards#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:24:00 +0000 36831 at http://ehstoday.com The Value of Safety [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/osha/value-safety-infographic <div class="field-deck"> In 2012, there were 905,690 days off resulting from occupational illnesses and injuries and these illnesses and injuries cost businesses nearly $170 billion a year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,405 fatal occupational injuries occurred at U.S. workplaces in the year 2013. While this is a staggering figure, it does represent a reduction in fatal injuries of nearly 25 percent since 2003.</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/osha/value-safety-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/value-safety-infographic#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:36:00 +0000 36821 at http://ehstoday.com The Asbestos Institute Is it Time to Perform a Value-Based Assessment on Your Most Valuable Commodity? http://ehstoday.com/blog/it-time-perform-value-based-assessment-your-most-valuable-commodity <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It&rsquo;s Monday early morning all over again. The list is long, the day is short and the performance expectations are very high. This, that; here, there; meetings everywhere; due dates pilling up. Phones ringing, emails pinging, text messages racing &ndash; and the hands of time seem to be oblivious to your pleas for mercy.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s list transforms into something else and becomes the starting point for tomorrow&rsquo;s. Tuesday, same deal. Wednesday, Thursday and finally &hellip; TGIF.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/leadership-perspectives-blog">Leadership Perspectives Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/it-time-perform-value-based-assessment-your-most-valuable-commodity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/it-time-perform-value-based-assessment-your-most-valuable-commodity#comments Safety Leadership Leadership Perspectives Blog Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:05:00 +0000 36811 at http://ehstoday.com Nurses Urge OSHA to Adopt California’s Ebola Safeguards http://ehstoday.com/safety/nurses-urge-osha-adopt-california-s-ebola-safeguards <div class="field-deck"> “If California can act, all our other elected leaders and agencies can as well," said RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The nation&rsquo;s largest union of nurses is calling on OSHA and state-plan states to follow the &ldquo;landmark mandatory safeguards&rdquo; that California adopted last week to protect health care workers and the public from the Ebola virus.</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/safety/nurses-urge-osha-adopt-california-s-ebola-safeguards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/nurses-urge-osha-adopt-california-s-ebola-safeguards#comments Health PPE Safety News Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:02:00 +0000 36801 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Registered nurses march on Nov. 12 in Washington, D.C., as part of Global Ebola Awareness Day.</p> National Nurses United NFPA: Firefighter Injuries Drop to Three-Decade Low http://ehstoday.com/safety/nfpa-firefighter-injuries-drop-three-decade-low <div class="field-deck"> Based on survey data from fire departments, 45.2 percent of all injuries occurred during fire ground operations, and the majority of those (55.3 percent) were strains and sprains. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Fire Protection Association estimates that 65,880 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty in 2013, a 5.1 percent drop from 2012 and the lowest total since the association began tracking firefighter injuries in 1981.</p> <p>Based on survey data from fire departments, 45.2 percent of all injuries occurred during fire-ground operations, and the majority of those (55.3 percent) were strains and sprains, according to NFPA.</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/safety/nfpa-firefighter-injuries-drop-three-decade-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/nfpa-firefighter-injuries-drop-three-decade-low#comments Safety News Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:07:00 +0000 36791 at http://ehstoday.com No Deal Is Worth Dying For: OSHA Urges Retailers to Protect Employees http://ehstoday.com/safety/no-deal-worth-dying-osha-urges-retailers-protect-employees <div class="field-deck"> Recognizing the fact that holiday sales events, like Black Friday, have turned deadly in the past, OSHA is asking retailers to adopt crowd management plans. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA is asking retail employers to implement safety measures to prevent workplace injuries during major sales events, including Black Friday. In 2008, a retail worker was trampled to death when shoppers rushed through the store to take advantage of holiday sales.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/no-deal-worth-dying-osha-urges-retailers-protect-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/no-deal-worth-dying-osha-urges-retailers-protect-employees#comments Emergency Management OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:49:00 +0000 36771 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A crowd of shoppers hunt for bargains at Macy&#39;s on Black Friday in 2008 in New York City. OSHA wants retailers to adopt crowd management plans to protect workers. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)</p> Chemical Leak Kills Four Workers at DuPont Facility in Texas http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/chemical-leak-kills-four-workers-dupont-facility-texas <div class="field-deck"> Four workers responding to a chemical leak in a DuPont facility in La Porte, Tex., were killed and a fifth was rushed to the hospital. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>An early morning chemical leak Nov. 15 at a DuPont facility in La Porte, Tex., near Houston, has killed four workers. Local news station <a href="http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2014/11/15/storage-leak-has-la-porte-in-a-stink/19085759/" target="_blank">KHOU</a> is reporting that a fifth worker also was exposed but was rushed to a local hospital and is expected to recover.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/chemical-leak-kills-four-workers-dupont-facility-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/chemical-leak-kills-four-workers-dupont-facility-texas#comments Industrial Hygiene Safety News Sun, 16 Nov 2014 02:36:00 +0000 36761 at http://ehstoday.com <p>DuPont is working with local, state and federal authorities to determine the cause of the chemical leak that killed four employees at the company&#39;s facility in La Porte, Tex.</p> DuPont Surprised and Delighted: The Indictment of Don Blankenship http://ehstoday.com/blog/surprised-and-delighted-indictment-don-blankenship <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2014/11/boots.gif" style="width: 585px; height: 390px; margin: 5px;" title="Coal miner boots and lunch pail sit on the stage of the New Life Assembly church during a Sunday service dedicated to the memory of the coal miners that died at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)" />As the saying goes: The fish rots from the head.</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/surprised-and-delighted-indictment-don-blankenship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/surprised-and-delighted-indictment-don-blankenship#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:40:00 +0000 36751 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA Cites TimkenSteel for Amputation and Fall Hazards http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-cites-timkensteel-amputation-and-fall-hazards <div class="field-deck"> “OSHA hopes to continue to work with corporate safety representatives and the United Steelworkers to address these safety issues proactively and ensure workers are protected on the job,” said Howard Eberts, OSHA's area director in Cleveland. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA has cited TimkenSteel Corp. for 12 serious violations carrying $77,000 in fines, after inspecting the company&rsquo;s three Canton, Ohio, plants.</p> <p>OSHA, which launched the inspections after receiving employee complaints about unsafe working conditions, alleges that TimkenSteel exposed workers to amputation and fall hazards.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-cites-timkensteel-amputation-and-fall-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-cites-timkensteel-amputation-and-fall-hazards#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:29:00 +0000 36741 at http://ehstoday.com <p><span class="ContentPaneDiv"><span class="ContentPaneDiv3"><span class="ModuleFileDescriptionText" id="_ctrl0_ctl90_repeaterContent_ctl03_lblDescription">A view of the 3,300-ton in-line forge press at TimkenSteel&#39;s Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio</span></span></span></p> CSB Proposes Major Changes to California’s Process Safety Management Regulations http://ehstoday.com/safety/csb-proposes-major-changes-california-s-process-safety-management-regulations <div class="field-deck"> CSB has concluded that enhanced regulatory oversight with greater worker involvement and public participation are needed to improve petroleum refinery safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sparked by the August 2012 explosion at Chevron&rsquo;s Richmond, Calif., refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board is calling on California to update its process safety management standards for petroleum refineries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/csb-proposes-major-changes-california-s-process-safety-management-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/csb-proposes-major-changes-california-s-process-safety-management-regulations#comments Safety Standards News Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:04:00 +0000 36731 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Chevron&#39;s Richmond, Calif., refinery in January 2011 (photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</p> Former Massey CEO Donald Blankenship Indicted on Charges Related to the Big Branch Mine Disaster http://ehstoday.com/msha/former-massey-ceo-donald-blankenship-indicted-charges-related-big-branch-mine-disaster <div class="field-deck"> Blankenship faces four federal charges, including conspiracy, fraud and making false statements. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In April 2010, an explosion ripped through the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W. Va., killing 29 miners. The explosion uncovered a history of safety violations and cover-ups, and led to arrests, indictments and trials for several employees of Massey Energy, many of who pointed the finger at Blankenship. Now, it&rsquo;s his turn to have a day in court.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/msha/former-massey-ceo-donald-blankenship-indicted-charges-related-big-branch-mine-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/msha/former-massey-ceo-donald-blankenship-indicted-charges-related-big-branch-mine-disaster#comments MSHA Safety News Workplace Fatalities Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:23:00 +0000 36721 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Protester Kate Rooth (R) holds a sign as Chairman and CEO of Massey Energy Company Don Blankenship (L) prepares to testify for a hearing before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee May 20, 2010 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine issues regarding the safety of coal mining.</p> Alex Wong/Getty Images True North http://ehstoday.com/safety/true-north <div class="field-byline"> By Eric Glass </div> <div class="field-deck"> A blend of leading and lagging indicators is the best way to get a full picture of whether your EHS efforts are pointing your organization in the right direction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Over the last 10 years, a growing number of organizations have transitioned from outdated and ineffective EHS programs based on lagging indicators to effective and state-of-the-art EHS programs based on leading indicators. We&#39;ve known for some time that solely focusing on lagging indicators produces mediocre health and safety programs that might seem &quot;world-class&quot; until a serious incident happens. Leading indicators, on the other hand, can help create a more transformational safety culture, and the industry continues to evolve in that direction.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/true-north" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/true-north#comments Safety Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:48:00 +0000 36621 at http://ehstoday.com It Pays to be Redundant http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/it-pays-be-redundant <div class="field-byline"> By Raghu Arunachalam </div> <div class="field-deck"> Redundancy of sensors greatly reduces the likelihood that a gas monitor will malfunction between bump tests. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Redundancy of sensors greatly reduces the likelihood that a gas monitor will malfunction between bump tests. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/it-pays-be-redundant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/it-pays-be-redundant#comments Health Industrial Hygiene Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:54:00 +0000 36611 at http://ehstoday.com <p>According to a recent study, the average gas-monitor user could go a whole month before detecting an unexpected monitor failure.</p> Industrial Scientific Corp. What Is Your Safety Management Style? http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/what-your-safety-management-style <div class="field-deck"> Your designated management style can help shape the safety performance of your workforce. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Does your organization designate a particular style of management they desire and promote for safety? Strategically thinking organizations often do. Sometimes the "official" style of management for the overall organization is applied to safety, and sometimes safety has its own style</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/what-your-safety-management-style" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/what-your-safety-management-style#comments Safety Leadership Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:29:00 +0000 36601 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA Cites Railroad-Track Manufacturer After Worker Is Crushed to Death http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-cites-railroad-track-manufacturer-after-worker-crushed-death <div class="field-deck"> OSHA’s post-accident investigation found that workers were exposed to dangerous rotating machinery parts at the Cleveland facility, which rolls steel for railroad-industry use. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA has cited Cleveland Track Material for seven serious violations after a machine operator died in a workplace accident on Aug. 21.</p> <p>Elbert Woods, 45, was crushed to death while adjusting a set screw on a rolling mill.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>OSHA&rsquo;s post-accident investigation found that workers were exposed to dangerous rotating machinery parts at the Cleveland facility, which rolls steel for railroad-industry use. The agency is proposing $49,000 in fines.</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/safety/osha-cites-railroad-track-manufacturer-after-worker-crushed-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-cites-railroad-track-manufacturer-after-worker-crushed-death#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:54:00 +0000 36701 at http://ehstoday.com Accelerating Safety Leadership: A Mnemonic for Success http://ehstoday.com/blog/accelerating-safety-leadership-mnemonic-success <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>About nine years ago, I attended a workshop on safety leadership presented by a company called Stars International. After 25-plus years of working in the semiconductor, chemical and oil and gas industries, the workshop helped me understand what real safety leaders believe and do. It also changed my perspective on &ndash; and commitment to &ndash; process and personal safety at home and in the workplace.&nbsp;</p></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/leadership-perspectives-blog">Leadership Perspectives Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/accelerating-safety-leadership-mnemonic-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/accelerating-safety-leadership-mnemonic-success#comments Safety Leadership Leadership Perspectives Blog Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:59:00 +0000 36691 at http://ehstoday.com Stressed in the Workplace [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/health/stressed-workplace-infographic <div class="field-deck"> “Sustained, high levels of stress have a deleterious effect on work product as well as physical health,” said Dr. Richard Chaifetz, chairman and CEO of ComPsych. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Some 64 percent of employees report having high levels of stress, accompanied by extreme fatigue or feeling out of control, according to the annual StressPulse survey conducted by ComPsych Corp.</p> <p>&nbsp;According to ComPsych Corp., the world&rsquo;s largest provider of employee-assistance programs, 29 percent of survey of employees miss three to six days per year due to stress, while 16 percent miss more than six days per year.</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/stressed-workplace-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/stressed-workplace-infographic#comments Health News Wellness Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:40:00 +0000 36681 at http://ehstoday.com Study: Hospital Workers Wash Their Hands Less Frequently Toward End of Shift http://ehstoday.com/health/study-hospital-workers-wash-their-hands-less-frequently-toward-end-shift <div class="field-deck"> The research could have implications for other industries. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Shaking hands with a hospital worker at the end of his or her shift might be a bad idea.</p> <p>Hospital workers who deal with patients wash their hands less frequently as their workday progresses, probably because the demands of the job deplete the mental reserves they need to follow rules, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.</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/study-hospital-workers-wash-their-hands-less-frequently-toward-end-shift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/study-hospital-workers-wash-their-hands-less-frequently-toward-end-shift#comments Health News Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:18:00 +0000 36671 at http://ehstoday.com Corner Cubicle: Is a Human Life Worth $2,363? http://ehstoday.com/safety/corner-cubicle-human-life-worth-2363 <div class="field-deck"> The family of a 20-year-old construction worker who died on a Wyoming construction site is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation that would mandate an automatic $50,000 fine for safety violations that cause workplace fatalities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The family of a 20-year-old construction worker who died on a Wyoming construction site is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation that would mandate an automatic $50,000 fine for safety violations that cause workplace fatalities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/corner-cubicle-human-life-worth-2363" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/corner-cubicle-human-life-worth-2363#comments Construction Safety Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:16:00 +0000 36551 at http://ehstoday.com Clear View: Tips for Selecting Effective Anti-Fog Safety Lenses http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/clear-view-tips-selecting-effective-anti-fog-safety-lenses <div class="field-byline"> By Phil Johnson </div> <div class="field-deck"> Lens fogging is the most common challenge faced by safety eyewear users. Here are tips for choosing anti-fogging safety lenses. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lens fogging is the most common challenge faced by safety eyewear users. Here are tips for choosing anti-fogging safety lenses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/clear-view-tips-selecting-effective-anti-fog-safety-lenses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/clear-view-tips-selecting-effective-anti-fog-safety-lenses#comments Eye, Face & Head Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:00:00 +0000 36541 at http://ehstoday.com EHS Today November 2014 http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2014-11-12 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue, The 19 companies on the list of the 2014 America's Safest Companies represent a broad array of industries, including construction, retail, manufacturing, commercial diving and more.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><strong>In this issue &mdash;</strong>&nbsp;The 19 companies on the list of the 2014 America&#39;s Safest Companies represent a broad array of industries, including construction, retail, manufacturing, commercial diving and more.&nbsp;</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" style="color: rgb(0, 112, 187);">click here.</a>&nbsp; Sample issue,&nbsp;<a href="http://ehstoday.com/september-2013#1" style="color: rgb(0, 112, 187);" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/safety-leadership/americas-safest-companies-safety-brings-you-home">America&#039;s Safest Companies: Safety Brings You Home </a> <a href="/osha/can-you-claim-employee-misconduct-take-legal-test">Can You Claim Employee Misconduct? Take the Legal Test</a> <a href="/safety/true-north">True North</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/2014-11-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Magazine Issue Wed, 12 Nov 2014 05:00:00 +0000 36711 at http://ehstoday.com America's Safest Companies Winners: Price Industrial Electric Inc., Rockwell Automation, SBM Management LP, Scot Forge Co., TP Mechanical, Watermark and Westar Energy Inc. http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/americas-safest-companies-winners-price-industrial-electric-inc-rockwell-automatio <div class="field-deck"> These representatives of safety excellence come in all shapes and sizes, from firms with several dozen employees to multinational corporations with tens of thousands of employees. Find out why Price Industrial Electric Inc., Rockwell Automation, SBM Management LP, Scot Forge Co., TP Mechanical, Watermark and Westar Energy Inc. were named to the list of 2014 America's Safest Companies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These representatives of safety excellence come in all shapes and sizes, from firms with several dozen employees to multinational corporations with tens of thousands of employees. Find out why Price Industrial Electric Inc., Rockwell Automation, SBM Management LP, Scot Forge Co., TP Mechanical, Watermark and Westar Energy Inc. were named to the list of 2014 America's Safest Companies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/americas-safest-companies-winners-price-industrial-electric-inc-rockwell-automatio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/americas-safest-companies-winners-price-industrial-electric-inc-rockwell-automatio#comments Safety Leadership Safety Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:36:00 +0000 36531 at http://ehstoday.com Arizona Forestry Division Posts 21 Videos from Wildfire that Killed Granite Mountain Hotshots http://ehstoday.com/safety/arizona-forestry-division-posts-21-videos-wildfire-killed-granite-mountain-hotshots <div class="field-deck"> The Arizona Forestry Division obtained the videos from the U.S. Forest Service through a Freedom of Information Act request. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Arizona State Forestry Division has posted 21 videos that chronicle the final moments of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who died while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in central Arizona.</p> <p>Triggered by a lightning strike near the community of Yarnell, the wind-driven fire trapped the 19 Hotshots on the afternoon of June 30, 2013, and all 19 men perished.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/arizona-forestry-division-posts-21-videos-wildfire-killed-granite-mountain-hotshots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/arizona-forestry-division-posts-21-videos-wildfire-killed-granite-mountain-hotshots#comments Safety News Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:39:00 +0000 36651 at http://ehstoday.com America's Safest Companies Winners: The AES Corporation, Alan Shintani Inc., Aqueos Corporation, BL Harbert International LLC, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., and dressbarn http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/americas-safest-companies-winners-aes-corporation-alan-shintani-inc-aqueos-corpora <div class="field-deck"> These representatives of safety excellence come in all shapes and sizes, from firms with several dozen employees to multinational corporations with tens of thousands of employees. Find out why The AES Corporation, Alan Shintani Inc., Aqueos Corporation, BL Harbert International LLC, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., and dressbarnwere named to the list of 2014 America's Safest Companies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These representatives of safety excellence come in all shapes and sizes, from firms with several dozen employees to multinational corporations with tens of thousands of employees. Find out why The AES Corporation, Alan Shintani Inc., Aqueos Corporation, BL Harbert International LLC, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., and dressbarn were named to the list of 2014 America's Safest Companies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/americas-safest-companies-winners-aes-corporation-alan-shintani-inc-aqueos-corpora" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/americas-safest-companies-winners-aes-corporation-alan-shintani-inc-aqueos-corpora#comments Safety Leadership Safety Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:37:00 +0000 36431 at http://ehstoday.com America's Safest Companies Winners: Egan Company, Field Fastener, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, Inteva Products, Kirk Erectors Inc., and Orica USA Inc. http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/americas-safest-companies-winners-egan-company-field-fastener-goodwill-industries- <div class="field-deck"> These representatives of safety excellence come in all shapes and sizes, from firms with several dozen employees to multinational corporations with tens of thousands of employees. Find out why Egan Company, Field Fastener, Goodwill Industries, Inteva Products, Kirk Erectors and Orica were named to the list of 2014 America's Safest Companies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These representatives of safety excellence come in all shapes and sizes, from firms with several dozen employees to multinational corporations with tens of thousands of employees. Find out why Egan Company, Field Fastener, Goodwill Industries, Inteva Products, Kirk Erectors and Orica were named to the list of 2014 America's Safest Companies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/americas-safest-companies-winners-egan-company-field-fastener-goodwill-industries-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/americas-safest-companies-winners-egan-company-field-fastener-goodwill-industries-#comments Safety Leadership Safety Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:57:00 +0000 36511 at http://ehstoday.com