EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en Germanwings Crash Sends Airline Safety into a Tailspin http://ehstoday.com/safety/germanwings-crash-sends-airline-safety-tailspin <div class="field-deck"> The aviation industry is examining its safety standards in light of the fatal Germanwings crash. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In light of evidence that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 might have deliberately downed the Airbus A320 that crashed into the French Alps Tuesday, the aviation community is examining its safety standards.</p> <p>The crash, which killed all 150 passengers and crew, occurred after the pilot left the cockpit and was denied entry by co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, according the black box recording salvaged from the wreckage of the passenger jet.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/germanwings-crash-sends-airline-safety-tailspin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/germanwings-crash-sends-airline-safety-tailspin#comments Safety Standards News Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:15:00 +0000 39441 at http://ehstoday.com Photo: Patrick Aventurier, Getty Images OSHA: Roofing Contractor Ignored Electrocution Hazards that Killed Worker http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-roofing-contractor-ignored-electrocution-hazards-killed-worker <div class="field-deck"> The agency claims a roofing contractor exposed a worker to electrical hazards that killed another worker 72 hours earlier. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Andrew &ldquo;CK&rdquo; Sakala Jr. was fatally electrocuted on a roofing job at a Tarentum, Pa., home in September 2014 when the aluminum ladder he was using came into contact with a 7,200-volt power line.</p> <p>According to OSHA, Sakala&rsquo;s employer, Kolek Woodshop Inc., showed a &ldquo;blatant disregard&rdquo; for worker safety when three days later, the employer sent another worker to finish the job, exposing him to the same hazardous conditions that led to Sakala&rsquo;s death.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-roofing-contractor-ignored-electrocution-hazards-killed-worker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-roofing-contractor-ignored-electrocution-hazards-killed-worker#comments OSHA Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:18:00 +0000 39431 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Connecting the Dots: ISO 45001, the Supply Chain and Risk http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/connecting-dots-iso-45001-supply-chain-and-risk <div class="field-deck"> On March 26, voting began on ISO 45001, which sets requirements for occupational health and safety management systems. Kathy Seabrook, former president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, shared her thoughts on ISO 45001 at a recent event. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ISO 45001, inspired by the well-known OHSAS&nbsp;18001, is designed to help companies and organizations around the world ensure the health and safety of the people who work for them. ISO 45001 currently is at the committee draft stage of development, the first consultation phase. During this stage, the countries (ISO members) that have chosen to participate in the standard&#39;s development have two months to form a national position on the draft and comment on it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/connecting-dots-iso-45001-supply-chain-and-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/connecting-dots-iso-45001-supply-chain-and-risk#comments Safety Leadership Environment Safety Standards News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:44:00 +0000 39411 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Protect and Serve: Watching out for Man’s Best Friend http://ehstoday.com/blog/protect-and-serve-watching-out-man-s-best-friend <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>An Ohio police officer was found guilty Wednesday of one count of companion animal cruelty after his K-9 partner died of heat stroke in his police cruiser Sept. 28, 2014.</p> <p>The officer, Sgt. Brett Harrison of the Montville Township Police Department, was found guilty for not providing his K-9 Beny with the necessary food and water during the four hours the dog was left unattended in a police cruiser. Harrison will not serve jail time, and will only pay a $500 fine.</p> <p>This is certainly not an attack on those in law enforcement, nor is it an indictment of K-9 handlers.</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/protect-and-serve-watching-out-man-s-best-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/protect-and-serve-watching-out-man-s-best-friend#comments Safety Training EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:24:00 +0000 39421 at http://ehstoday.com Virginia Coal Miner Killed by Falling Rock http://ehstoday.com/safety/virginia-coal-miner-killed-falling-rock <div class="field-deck"> The death marks the fourth fatality in the coal mining industry this year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A 34-year-old section foreman was killed March 16 in Paramont Coal Company Virginia LLC&rsquo;s Deep Mine 41 near McClure, Va.</p> <p>The foreman, David Brummitte of Pound, Va., who had 10 years of experience, was pinned against the side of a shuttle car after a coal/rock rib fell on him in the mine operated by Alpha Natural Resources affiliate Paramont.</p> <p>&quot;Our thoughts and prayers are with David&#39;s family. Words cannot express how deeply saddened our company and community are by this tragic event,&rdquo; Alpha Chairman and CEO&nbsp;Kevin Crutchfield&nbsp;said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/virginia-coal-miner-killed-falling-rock" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/virginia-coal-miner-killed-falling-rock#comments Safety News Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:37:00 +0000 39381 at http://ehstoday.com Photo: Mine Safety and Health Administration Manufacturers Don’t Deserve Fraudulent Workers’ Comp Claims http://ehstoday.com/safety/manufacturers-don-t-deserve-fraudulent-workers-comp-claims <div class="field-deck"> Manufacturers have enough challenges without having the extra burden of a workers' compensation system that is rigged to protect fraud. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Our current workers compensation system allows fraudulent injury and illness claims to be filed without recourse, supported by courts that too often bend over backwards to discriminate against the employer, robbing profits that are already difficult to come by in today&#39;s manufacturing environment.</p> <p>The whole idea of post-termination, cumulative trauma claim is unfair. Of course working in a job for 20 years leaves our bodies weaker than when we started. Duhhh!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/manufacturers-don-t-deserve-fraudulent-workers-comp-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/manufacturers-don-t-deserve-fraudulent-workers-comp-claims#comments Safety News Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:32:00 +0000 39371 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock In Work Zones, Expect the Unexpected http://ehstoday.com/safety/work-zones-expect-unexpected <div class="field-deck"> Each year, about 90 roadway workers are killed in work zones. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For roadway workers, workplace safety isn&rsquo;t just about performing the job safely; it&rsquo;s about performing the job safely while watching out for motorists.</p> <p>In a way unlike other industries, roadway workers are vulnerable.</p> <p>Annually, about 600 people, 90 of whom are roadway workers, die in roadway work zones.</p> <p>Of those worker deaths, 60 percent occur when a worker is struck by a motorist or construction vehicle. And 70 percent of the struck-by deaths are the result of motorist intrusions, according to OSHA.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/work-zones-expect-unexpected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/work-zones-expect-unexpected#comments Safety News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:55:00 +0000 39351 at http://ehstoday.com Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images Massachusetts: New Law Offers Safety Protection to State Employees http://ehstoday.com/osha/massachusetts-new-law-offers-safety-protection-state-employees <div class="field-deck"> A new law that extends safety and health protections to state employees took effect March 24 in Massachusetts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new law that provides safety and health protections to Massachusetts executive branch employees went into effect on March 24. The law, which requires that safety measures be at least as protective as those found under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, seeks to stem the high human and financial toll of workplace injury, illness and death.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/massachusetts-new-law-offers-safety-protection-state-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/massachusetts-new-law-offers-safety-protection-state-employees#comments OSHA News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:26:00 +0000 39341 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock EPA Settles with Continental Carbon Co. to Reduce Air Pollution in Three States http://ehstoday.com/environment/epa-settles-continental-carbon-co-reduce-air-pollution-three-states <div class="field-deck"> The settlement with EPA – which includes a fine of $650,000 and $550,000 for environmental projects – should reduce emissions of harmful air pollutants at Continental Carbon Co. carbon black facilities in three states. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EPA and the states of Alabama and Oklahoma have reached a settlement with Continental Carbon Co., which has agreed to install pollution control technology that significantly will cut emissions of harmful air pollutants at manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/epa-settles-continental-carbon-co-reduce-air-pollution-three-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/epa-settles-continental-carbon-co-reduce-air-pollution-three-states#comments EPA Environment News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:37:00 +0000 39331 at http://ehstoday.com NAEM 2015 EHS and Sustainability Buyers Guide http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/naem-2015-ehs-and-sustainability-buyers-guide <div class="node-body article-body">This 2015 report uses insight from over 170 EHS professionals to focus on the information companies seek to benchmark software at the various stages of the purchase cycle: current approach, selection, implementation and maintenance. It explores how much they are spending on software systems, how they select their solutions, implementation challenges and more</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/naem-2015-ehs-and-sustainability-buyers-guide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/naem-2015-ehs-and-sustainability-buyers-guide#comments Sponsored White Papers and Case Studies Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:27:00 +0000 39361 at http://ehstoday.com Emergency Response: Case Studies in Savings http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/emergency-response-case-studies-savings <div class="node-body article-body">Equipment downtime is lost time...and lost money. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/emergency-response-case-studies-savings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/emergency-response-case-studies-savings#comments Sponsored White Papers and Case Studies Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:27:00 +0000 39281 at http://ehstoday.com Passengers and Crew of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 Presumed Dead http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/passengers-and-crew-germanwings-flight-4u9525-presumed-dead <div class="field-deck"> There were likely no survivors among the 144 passengers and six crew members on the flight. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There were likely no survivors among the 146 passengers and six crew members on the flight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/passengers-and-crew-germanwings-flight-4u9525-presumed-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/passengers-and-crew-germanwings-flight-4u9525-presumed-dead#comments Emergency Management Safety News Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:59:00 +0000 39271 at http://ehstoday.com <p>An electronic board displays non status of Germanwings flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf at Duesseldorf International Airport.</p> Photo: Sascha Steinbach, Getty Images NFPA 70E 2015 Offers Changes Related To Arc Rating [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/nfpa-70e-2015-offers-changes-related-arc-rating-infographic <div class="field-deck"> The 2015 edition of NFPA 70E introduces the term AR or arc rated as it relates to personal protective equipment. This infograhic shows what you need to know. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>NFPA 70E provides requirements for safe work practices to protect personnel by reducing exposure to major electrical hazards. Originally developed at OSHA&rsquo;s request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/nfpa-70e-2015-offers-changes-related-arc-rating-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/hand-protection/nfpa-70e-2015-offers-changes-related-arc-rating-infographic#comments Hand Protection Protective Clothing Safety Arc Flash News Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:57:00 +0000 39261 at http://ehstoday.com Magid OSHA: Trains Aren't the Only Things Blowing the Whistle at Union Pacific http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-trains-arent-only-things-blowing-whistle-union-pacific <div class="field-deck"> OSHA finds Union Pacific Railroad disciplined a locomotive engineer for reporting a workplace injury. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Union Pacific Railroad fosters a &ldquo;culture of retaliation,&rdquo; according to OSHA, and owes a whistleblowing injured worker $350,000 in damages. According to the agency, which handles complaints from workers in a number of industries through the Whistleblower Protection Program <a href="http://www.whistleblowers.gov" title="http://www.whistleblowers.gov">http://www.whistleblowers.gov</a> , more than 200 whistleblower complaints have been logged against the railroad since 2001.</p> <p>&quot;Union Pacific strongly disagrees with OSHA&#39;s findings in this case. We will appeal,&rdquo; said a Union Pacific spokesperson.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-trains-arent-only-things-blowing-whistle-union-pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-trains-arent-only-things-blowing-whistle-union-pacific#comments OSHA Safety News Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:46:00 +0000 39251 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Union Pacific has vowed to fight allegations from OSHA that it supports a culture of retaliation against whistleblowers who report injuries to the company.</p> Union Pacific Corp. Worker Health and Safety Is an Election Issue in UK http://ehstoday.com/safety/worker-health-and-safety-election-issue-uk <div class="field-deck"> The British Safety Council has written to six of the main political parties in advance of the May 7 general election to find out more about their plans, if elected, for worker health and safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the United States, it is pretty rare to discover that presidential candidates have included occupational health and safety as part of their campaign position statements, let alone part of their election strategy.</p> <p>In the UK, the British Safety Council has reached out to six of the main political parties in advance of their May 7 general election to determine if any of the candidates care about occupational safety and health.</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/worker-health-and-safety-election-issue-uk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/worker-health-and-safety-election-issue-uk#comments Safety Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:01:00 +0000 39241 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Violations Settled at Maryland Natural Gas Facility http://ehstoday.com/epa/violations-settled-maryland-natural-gas-facility <div class="field-deck"> Dominion Cove Point will pay a civil penalty to settle allegations that it released ammonia into the air without reporting it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Dominion Cove Point LNG will pay $365,000 to settle allegations that it released ammonia into the air from its liquefied natural gas distribution facility in Lusby, Md without reporting it.</p> <p>The EPA cited Dominion for not reporting 27 releases of more than 100 pounds of ammonia from its turbines while generating electricity at the site.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/epa/violations-settled-maryland-natural-gas-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/epa/violations-settled-maryland-natural-gas-facility#comments EPA Environment Health Safety News Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:45:00 +0000 39231 at http://ehstoday.com Photo: Dominion Cove Point Ex-Employees of Freedom Industries Plead Guilty in Chemical Spill Case http://ehstoday.com/environment/ex-employees-freedom-industries-plead-guilty-chemical-spill-case <div class="field-deck"> So far, four former employees of Freedom Industries in West Virginia have plead guilty in cases involving a chemical spill into the Elk River that left more than 300,000 residents without drinking water for several days. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Two former Freedom Industries officials, <a href="http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-sdwv/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/18/13_-_burdette_plea_agreement.pdf" target="_blank">Michael E. Burdette</a> and <a href="http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-sdwv/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/18/12_-_reynolds_plea_agreement.pdf" target="_blank">Robert J. Reynolds</a>, pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston, W. Va., on March 18 to environmental crimes in connection with the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill. U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/ex-employees-freedom-industries-plead-guilty-chemical-spill-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/ex-employees-freedom-industries-plead-guilty-chemical-spill-case#comments EPA Environment News Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:37:00 +0000 39221 at http://ehstoday.com <p>An unidentified worker at Freedom Industries shovels NAPA premium oil absorbent on Jan. 10, 2014 in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia American Water determined MCHM chemical had overwhelmed the plant&#39;s capacity to keep it out of the water from a spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston. An unknown amount of the hazardous chemical contaminated the public water system for potentially 300,000 people in West Virginia.</p> Tom Hindman/Getty Images Missouri Manufacturer Named a Severe Violator by OSHA after Worker Killed on the Job http://ehstoday.com/safety/missouri-manufacturer-named-severe-violator-osha-after-worker-killed-job <div class="field-deck"> OSHA says the tragedy could have been prevented. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A 58-year-old maintenance worker at Hussmann Corp.&#39;s Bridgeton, Mo., facility was killed after being pinned between a scrap metal table and a railing, OSHA found.</p> <p>OSHA placed the food retailer in its severe violators program for the Sept. 16, 2014, incident, which it said could have been avoided if the company had taken the proper safety precautions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/missouri-manufacturer-named-severe-violator-osha-after-worker-killed-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/missouri-manufacturer-named-severe-violator-osha-after-worker-killed-job#comments Safety News Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:45:00 +0000 39201 at http://ehstoday.com Image: Thinkstock The Luck – And Safety – of the Irish [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/luck-and-safety-irish-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Figures from the Health and Safety Authority show that there were 55 people killed in work-related accidents in 2014, representing a 17 percent increase on the 47 reported in 2013.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Fatalities in the agriculture sector increased by 87 percent in 2014, with 30 people killed compared to 16 in 2013. For the fifth year running the agriculture sector has recorded the highest number of fatalities, representing roughly 55 percent of all work related deaths in 2014.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</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/luck-and-safety-irish-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/luck-and-safety-irish-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Safety Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:21:00 +0000 39211 at http://ehstoday.com Workers Fed Up With McDonald’s: File OSHA Complaints http://ehstoday.com/safety/workers-fed-mcdonald-s-file-osha-complaints <div class="field-deck"> McDonald’s workers in 19 U.S. cities have filed OSHA complaints against the fast food giant, alleging hazardous working conditions. Some workers claim they were told to use condiments like mustard on burns, rather than use appropriate first aid remedies or seek medical attention. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>McDonald&rsquo;s workers in 19 cities&nbsp;who allegedly suffered severe burns on the job have filed 28 health and safety complaints with OSHA against the company. The workers contend that they face hazards such as hot oil, hot grills and greasy, slippery floors.</p> <p>They allege that understaffing and pressure to work too fast are the main drivers responsible for the injuries. According to the workers, McDonald&rsquo;s computer system dictates staffing levels and the pace of work, contributing to the conditions that create a hazardous work environment. &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/workers-fed-mcdonald-s-file-osha-complaints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/workers-fed-mcdonald-s-file-osha-complaints#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:13:00 +0000 39191 at http://ehstoday.com Spencer Platt/Getty Images A New Study Points to Why Promotions Fail http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/new-study-points-why-promotions-fail <div class="field-deck"> As an EHS director, do you have a succession plan? Here are seven things to consider. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The second report in the Succession Matters series from Korn Ferry offers ways beyond an employee&rsquo;s current performance to identify leadership potential.</p> <p>An in-depth global study used as the basis of the report shows that only half of respondents (51 percent) are confident that their organization knows which candidates they should be investing in as potential future leaders, and only 52 percent are confident they have identified those who are &ldquo;ready now&rdquo; for specific roles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/new-study-points-why-promotions-fail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/new-study-points-why-promotions-fail#comments Safety Leadership News Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:12:00 +0000 39181 at http://ehstoday.com Robert Churchill/Thinkstock National Safety Council: Opioid Prescription Painkillers Have Deadly Side Effects http://ehstoday.com/health/national-safety-council-opioid-prescription-painkillers-have-deadly-side-effects <div class="field-deck"> Risk of death, unintentional injury is particularly high for elderly adults taking opioid painkillers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The National Safety Council (NSC) has released a white paper,&nbsp;<a href="http://safety.nsc.org/sideeffects" target="_blank">The Psychological and Physical Side Effects of Pain Medications</a>,&nbsp;<span class="rangySelectionBoundary" id="selectionBoundary_1426273652069_09998932072077182" style="display:none; line-height:0"></span>which examines opioid painkillers, such as Vicodin and Oxycontin, and their impact on the people who take them.</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/national-safety-council-opioid-prescription-painkillers-have-deadly-side-effects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/national-safety-council-opioid-prescription-painkillers-have-deadly-side-effects#comments Health News Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:05:00 +0000 39171 at http://ehstoday.com MechanismDigital/Thinkstock What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been (OSHA’s new rules and the strange ways they work) http://ehstoday.com/osha-rules <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As most in the safety profession know, OSHA changed the rules related to recordkeeping and reporting effective Jan. 1, 2015. The changes to the recordkeeping rules essentially did two things: changed who had to engage in recordkeeping and required the submission of records electronically to OSHA. (The summary of those records still must be posted from Feb. 1 through April 30 of each year.)</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/osha-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha-rules#comments OSHA Safety OSHA Enforcement EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:07:00 +0000 39121 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Under OSHA&#39;s new reporting rules, eye loss and whether the loss of an eye is reportable is more complex than it might appear at first blush. (photo: Serge Bertasius Photography/freedigitalimages.net)</p> EHS Today March 2015 http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2015-03-11 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">Slipping into Safety: Protective footwear can be the last 
line of defense for a worker trying 
to avoid a slip and fall injury. </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><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; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; ">In this issue &mdash;</strong>&nbsp;Slipping into Safety:&nbsp;Protective footwear can be the last 
line of defense for a worker trying 
to avoid a slip and fall injury.&nbsp;</p> <div> <div 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: 0.8em; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 20px; font: normal normal normal 13px/20px 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-style: normal; font-family: 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', sans-serif; "> <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; 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to make your workplace safer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Too often and for too many employees, mandatory training is seen as a bother or inconvenience that disrupts a busy workday and results in work piling up. At the end of the training, the employee downloads the digital certification, turns it in and gets back to the job at hand.&nbsp;</p> <p>But what if the training is on workplace safety? Do we really want employees rushing through a course, instead of focusing on knowledge and skills that may one day prove the difference between life and death on the job?&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/training/making-safety-count-effective-training-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/training/making-safety-count-effective-training-workplace#comments Safety Training Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:53:00 +0000 39091 at http://ehstoday.com Red Cross Train Traffic Resumes Days after Derailment http://ehstoday.com/environment/train-traffic-resumes-days-after-derailment <div class="field-deck"> More than 100 trains were expected to pass through the accident site in a short period of time after the mainline track was reopened. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Four days after the 21-car train derailment south of Galena, Ill., BNSF Railway has reopened the tracks to train traffic.</p> <p>The cause of the March 5 derailment of a freight train carrying crude oil, remains under investigation, BNSF said in a statement.</p> <p>Despite fires from the derailed cars, the EPA has not detected any chemical emissions nor has it observed any oil in the nearby Galena and Mississippi Rivers.</p> <p>And there haven&rsquo;t been any injuries or accidents among the public or responders during the multi-day clean-up efforts, the EPA said.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/train-traffic-resumes-days-after-derailment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/train-traffic-resumes-days-after-derailment#comments EPA Environment Safety News Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:00:00 +0000 39071 at http://ehstoday.com Photo: EPA Director Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in Case Involving Death of a Camera Assistant http://ehstoday.com/safety/director-pleads-guilty-involuntary-manslaughter-case-involving-death-camera-assistant <div class="field-deck"> Prosecutors dropped charges against his wife in return for guilty plea in the case of a train crash at a film location that resulted in the death of Sarah Jones and injuries to eight other members of the film crew. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Randall Miller, director of a bio-pic about musician Gregg Allman, pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespassing and involuntary manslaughter in Georgia&rsquo;s Chatham County Superior Court on March 9. In return for the guilty plea &ndash; which results in two years&rsquo; jail time, eight years&rsquo; of probation and a $20,000 fine for Miller &ndash; prosecutors agreed to drop charges against his wife and business partner, Jody Savin.</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/director-pleads-guilty-involuntary-manslaughter-case-involving-death-camera-assistant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/director-pleads-guilty-involuntary-manslaughter-case-involving-death-camera-assistant#comments Safety News Workplace Fatalities Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:48:00 +0000 39081 at http://ehstoday.com <p>People march March 7, 2014 in Los Angeles along Sunset Boulevard from the Directors Guild of America to the International Cinematographers Guild national offices in a candlelight walk and memorial for Sarah Jones, an assistant camerawoman who was killed by a train while shooting the Gregg Allman biopic film, Midnight Rider. The remembrance of the 27-year-old camerawoman was organized by members of the International Cinematographers Guild and the production community who want to highlight the importance of safety over a production&#39;s schedule or budget.</p> David McNew/Getty Images Oregon OSHA $eeking Some Dough from Portland Bakery http://ehstoday.com/training/oregon-osha-eeking-some-dough-portland-bakery <div class="field-deck"> A history of similar injuries to workers results in willful safety violations for a commercial Oregon bakery. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) has fined Portland Specialty Baking LLC $28,125 for a grouped willful violation after a worker&rsquo;s hand was crushed in a dough chunker machine. Although treated as a single violation for penalty purposes, a grouped violation indicates that the employer conduct being cited violates more than one code.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/training/oregon-osha-eeking-some-dough-portland-bakery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/training/oregon-osha-eeking-some-dough-portland-bakery#comments Hand Protection OSHA Safety Training News OSHA Enforcement Mon, 09 Mar 2015 15:54:00 +0000 39061 at http://ehstoday.com <p>An investigation by Oregon OSHA uncovered a pattern of serious injuries related to machine safety at Portland Specialty Baking LLC, with reports of several employees suffering hand injuries from a dough chunker machine and a bagel dough divider.</p> Oregon OSHA