EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en Lack of Foot Protection Carries a $308,435 Price Tag for New Jersey Logistics Firm http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/lack-foot-protection-carries-308435-price-tag-new-jersey-logistics-firm <div class="field-deck"> Cal/OSHA cited Vineland, N.J.-based NFI for the same violation in 2012, and alleges that the firm has failed to address the situation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cal/OSHA has issued $308,435 in proposed penalties to National Distribution Center LP (doing business as NFI) for failing to provide employees with foot protection at its Mira Loma, Calif., facility.</p> <p>The agency cited the Cherry Hill, N.J.-based logistics, warehousing and distribution firm for the same violation in 2012, and alleges that NFI has failed to address the situation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/lack-foot-protection-carries-308435-price-tag-new-jersey-logistics-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/lack-foot-protection-carries-308435-price-tag-new-jersey-logistics-firm#comments Forklift Safety Foot Protection News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:23:00 +0000 33841 at http://ehstoday.com EHS Update Subscription Confirmation http://ehstoday.com/ehs-update-subscription-confirmation <div class="node-body page-body"><p> Thank you for subscribing to EHS Today's Update. You will receive the newsletter each Tuesday and Thursday.</p></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ehs-update-subscription-confirmation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archive Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:12:56 +0000 33831 at http://ehstoday.com Survey Reveals Arc-Flash Mitigation Is a Priority in Electrical Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety/survey-reveals-arc-flash-mitigation-priority-electrical-safety <div class="field-deck"> Eight-five percent of respondents say arc-flash mitigation is important. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A recent survey conducted by&nbsp;Littelfuse Inc.&nbsp;reveals that arc-flash safety is a priority among plant professionals and that protection technologies such as arc-flash relays are growing in popularity.</p> <p>Even 10 years ago, arc-flash danger wasn&rsquo;t at the top of many minds, but today 85 percent of the 825 survey respondents agree or strongly agree that arc-flash mitigation is important. According to OSHA, industrial arc-flash events cause 80 percent of electrically related accidents and fatalities among qualified electrical workers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/survey-reveals-arc-flash-mitigation-priority-electrical-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/survey-reveals-arc-flash-mitigation-priority-electrical-safety#comments Safety Arc Flash News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:52:00 +0000 33821 at http://ehstoday.com <p>According to OSHA, industrial arc-flash events cause 80 percent of electrically related accidents and fatalities among qualified electrical workers.</p> Littlefuse Massachusetts Holds Public Meeting about Law to Protect Temporary Workers http://ehstoday.com/safety/massachusetts-holds-public-meeting-about-law-protect-temporary-workers <div class="field-deck"> Temporary workers, advocates speak out about protecting vulnerable, low-wage workers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For over six years, Mercedes Mendez worked 50- to 60-hour weeks at a Billerica packing company, but never received a penny of the thousands of dollars in overtime due to her.&nbsp;The temp agency that employed her laid responsibility on the packing company, claiming they didn&rsquo;t pay the agency enough to foot the overtime, while the packing company argued it bore no responsibility for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime wages of the workers who labored at the plant.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/massachusetts-holds-public-meeting-about-law-protect-temporary-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/massachusetts-holds-public-meeting-about-law-protect-temporary-workers#comments Safety News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:42:00 +0000 33811 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Workers and worker advocates say some bad apple employers and temporary agencies are finding runarounds to compliance with Massachusset&#39;s Temp Worker Right to Know Law.</p> OSHA Directive Outlines Proper Use of Hoists for Tower Workers http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-directive-outlines-proper-use-hoists-tower-workers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Due to &ldquo;an alarming increase&rdquo; in deaths and injuries involving communication-tower workers, OSHA has updated a 2002 directive covering inspection of hoist systems used to move workers to and from workstations on communication towers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-directive-outlines-proper-use-hoists-tower-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-directive-outlines-proper-use-hoists-tower-workers#comments Safety News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:18:00 +0000 33801 at http://ehstoday.com PPE: The Basics [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-basics-infographic <div class="field-deck"> Personal protection equipment (PPE) is part of the hierarchy of controls used to protect employees from workplace hazards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This infographic from <a href="http://www.complianceandsafety.com">Compliance and Safety</a> offers simple but effective advice about the use of PPE. For example: When should I use PPE?</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/eye-face-head/ppe-basics-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/ppe-basics-infographic#comments Eye, Face & Head Fall Protection Foot Protection Hand Protection Hearing Protection Protective Clothing Respirators Safety News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:56:00 +0000 33791 at http://ehstoday.com Study: Obese Workers Are More Prone to Fatigue http://ehstoday.com/health/study-obese-workers-are-more-prone-fatigue <div class="field-deck"> Obesity is associated with physiological changes at the muscular level, including a decrease in blood flow, which limits the supply of oxygen and energy sources. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Obese workers have less endurance and are more prone to fatigue than their non-obese co-workers, a new study suggests.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/study-obese-workers-are-more-prone-fatigue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/study-obese-workers-are-more-prone-fatigue#comments Health News Wellness Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:59:00 +0000 33771 at http://ehstoday.com Maker of Silk Soy Milk Earns LEED Certification for Dallas Beverage Plant http://ehstoday.com/environment/maker-silk-soy-milk-earns-leed-certification-dallas-beverage-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><p>WhiteWave Foods, the maker of Silk soy milk and other beverage products, has earned U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification for its Dallas manufacturing facility.</p> <p>The facility, which produces Horizon organic milk, International Delight coffee creamers and Silk soy milk, is the first in the company to achieve green certification, Broomfield, Colo.-based WhiteWave Foods said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/maker-silk-soy-milk-earns-leed-certification-dallas-beverage-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/maker-silk-soy-milk-earns-leed-certification-dallas-beverage-plant#comments Environment News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:48:00 +0000 33761 at http://ehstoday.com No Pretzels for You!! United Airlines Cited by OSHA at Newark Airport http://ehstoday.com/osha/no-pretzels-you-united-airlines-cited-osha-newark-airport <div class="field-deck"> United Airlines faces $101,300 penalty following an OSHA inspection that uncovered serious and repeat safety violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>United Airlines Inc. allegedly has exposed ground operation workers at the Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., to safety hazards, causing OSHA to issue 16 citations and propose penalties of $101,300.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/no-pretzels-you-united-airlines-cited-osha-newark-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/no-pretzels-you-united-airlines-cited-osha-newark-airport#comments OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:31:00 +0000 33751 at http://ehstoday.com <p>OSHA has fined United Airlines $101,300 for allegedly exposing ground workers to hazards at the Newark, N.J., airport.</p> United Airlines Elephant in the Boardroom: 
How Depression and Stress in the Workplace Are Killing Productivity http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/elephant-boardroom-how-depression-and-stress-workplace-are-killing-productivity <div class="field-deck"> As companies strive to compete in a global economy, they become high-stress incubators for mental health problems. This wreaks havoc on productivity. Graeme Cowan explains why we must overcome the stigma associated with depression and tackle the “elephant” head-on. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In a hypercompetitive global economy, the scramble for perpetual performance is taking a harsh toll on employees. They relentlessly are pushd to get ahead and stay ahead &ndash; working longer days, emailing after hours, taking fewer vacations - often with little acknowledgment for their efforts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/elephant-boardroom-how-depression-and-stress-workplace-are-killing-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/elephant-boardroom-how-depression-and-stress-workplace-are-killing-productivity#comments Safety Leadership News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:04:00 +0000 33741 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Employee depression can be an expensive elephant in the board room, impacting productivity and profitability.</p> OSHA: Overloaded Storage Bins Triggered Collapse that Killed Two Workers in Omaha Feed Plant http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-overloaded-storage-bins-triggered-collapse-killed-two-workers-omaha-feed-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA has determined that the weight of nine storage bins on the roof of International Nutrition&rsquo;s Omaha, Neb., livestock-feed plant triggered the structural collapse that killed two workers and hurt nine others in January.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-overloaded-storage-bins-triggered-collapse-killed-two-workers-omaha-feed-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-overloaded-storage-bins-triggered-collapse-killed-two-workers-omaha-feed-plant#comments Safety OSHA Enforcement Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:12:00 +0000 33731 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA Off-the-Job Safety: Don’t Skimp on Sunglasses this Summer http://ehstoday.com/safety/job-safety-don-t-skimp-sunglasses-summer <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although it&rsquo;s fashionable to slip on a sleek pair of shades, shopping for sunglasses should be about more than just looks.</p> <p>Tara O&rsquo;Rourke, an optometrist at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, offers these tips for choosing sunglasses that provide adequate protection in the sunny summer months:</p> <p><strong>Bigger is better</strong></p> <p>Larger frames are in style now, but they also are more effective at protecting the eye, eyelid and surrounding tissues from harmful ultraviolet, or UV, rays.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/job-safety-don-t-skimp-sunglasses-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/job-safety-don-t-skimp-sunglasses-summer#comments Safety News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:09:00 +0000 33721 at http://ehstoday.com Pit Stop Line http://ehstoday.com/forklift-safety/pit-stop-line <div class="node-body video-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ehstoday.com/forklift-safety/pit-stop-line#comments Forklift Safety Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:14:00 +0000 33711 at http://ehstoday.com The 816,500 Reasons Formed Fiber Technologies Shouldn't Have Lied to OSHA http://ehstoday.com/osha/816500-reasons-formed-fiber-technologies-shouldnt-have-lied-osha <div class="field-deck"> OSHA claims the Ohio employer provided false abatement documentation and continues to expose workers to serious hazards and fines the company $816,500. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>After allegedly providing false documentation and making false representations claiming that hazards cited in October 2013 related to hydraulic presses had been corrected, Formed Fiber Technologies LLC has been <a href="http://www.osha.gov/ooc/citations/FormedFiberTechnologies_956889_07_15_14.pdf">issued 14 safety citations by OSHA</a>, including willful and repeat citations, as well as a notice of failure to abate with proposed fines totaling $816,500 (the original penalty was $69,000).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/816500-reasons-formed-fiber-technologies-shouldnt-have-lied-osha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/816500-reasons-formed-fiber-technologies-shouldnt-have-lied-osha#comments OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:12:00 +0000 33701 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Formed Fiber Technologies &quot;apparently decided that production was more important than ensuring its workers&rsquo; safety,&quot; said OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michaels.</p> Leadership: Keeping a Promise Is Worth More Than Exceeding It http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/leadership-keeping-promise-worth-more-exceeding-it <div class="field-deck"> New research finds that there is no value in going above and beyond what you promise to do, but the cost of breaking your word is high. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Think twice before breaking that promise &ndash; or exceeding it. New research from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business finds that exceeding a promise isn&#39;t viewed any more highly than keeping a promise.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/leadership-keeping-promise-worth-more-exceeding-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/leadership-keeping-promise-worth-more-exceeding-it#comments Safety Leadership Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:57:00 +0000 33691 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA Cites Sterling Shipyard for Continuing To Expose Workers To Hazards http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-cites-sterling-shipyard-continuing-expose-workers-hazards <div class="field-deck"> Texas barge builder Sterling Shipyard has been cited by OSHA for 16 serious, repeat, failure-to-abate safety violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sterling Shipyard LP has been issued 16 serious, repeat and failure-to-abate violations by OSHA for continuing to expose workers to safety hazards, including dangerous machinery, high noise levels without appropriate hearing protection and falls from heights above 6 feet. Proposed penalties total $305,100.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-cites-sterling-shipyard-continuing-expose-workers-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-cites-sterling-shipyard-continuing-expose-workers-hazards#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:47:00 +0000 33681 at http://ehstoday.com Top 10 Worker Complaints About Your Safety Program (Photo Gallery) http://ehstoday.com/galleries/top-10-worker-complaints-about-your-safety-program-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>EHS professionals are in the business of saving lives and preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates their efforts to maintain a safe and healthy workplace.</p> <p>In our 2014 National Safety Survey, we asked safety managers to share &ldquo;the most frequent complaint that you hear from employees about your organization&rsquo;s EHS program,&rdquo; among other questions seeking to gauge the pulse of the profession.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/galleries/top-10-worker-complaints-about-your-safety-program-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/galleries/top-10-worker-complaints-about-your-safety-program-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Galleries Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:20:00 +0000 33671 at http://ehstoday.com After Worker Is Buried Alive in Sugar, Senator Pushes OSHA for Temp Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety/after-worker-buried-alive-sugar-senator-pushes-osha-temp-safety <div class="node-body article-body"><p>U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is pressing OSHA for better protection of temporary workers, after the tragic death of a 50-year-old temporary employee in a CSC Sugar plant near Philadelphia.</p> <p>Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, fired off a letter to OSHA Administrator Dr. David Michaels expressing &ldquo;deep concern about employment and workplace safety practices involving temporary workers.&rdquo; Casey also expresses concern &ldquo;about possible regulatory or legislative impediments to OSHA&rsquo;s ability to ensure safe and healthful workplaces for temporary workers.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/after-worker-buried-alive-sugar-senator-pushes-osha-temp-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/after-worker-buried-alive-sugar-senator-pushes-osha-temp-safety#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:43:00 +0000 33661 at http://ehstoday.com CDC Director Frieden: ‘Culture of Laboratory Safety Needs to Improve’ http://ehstoday.com/safety/cdc-director-frieden-culture-laboratory-safety-needs-improve <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has appointed a director of laboratory safety, temporary halted transfers of biological samples out of two bioterrorism labs and tightened its safety protocols, after discovering that CDC scientists might have been exposed to live anthrax spores in June.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/cdc-director-frieden-culture-laboratory-safety-needs-improve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/cdc-director-frieden-culture-laboratory-safety-needs-improve#comments Health Safety News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:57:00 +0000 33651 at http://ehstoday.com Synergist Article Examines the Challenges of Decommissioning a Nuclear Power Plant http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/synergist-article-examines-challenges-decommissioning-nuclear-power-plant <div class="field-deck"> An article in the June/July issue of The Synergist examines the EHS challenges surrounding the decommissioning of the Zion Nuclear Station following 25 years of service. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Zion Nuclear Station in Zion, Ill., was shut down in 1998, and the decommissioning process started in 2010 under the guidance of ZionSolutions. The reactor featured two, pressurized water reactors that each produced 1,085 megawatts electrical, making the Zion Nuclear Station the largest nuclear power plant to be decommissioned, according to Tulley, who is the manager of industrial safety and hygiene for the project.</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/industrial-hygiene/synergist-article-examines-challenges-decommissioning-nuclear-power-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/synergist-article-examines-challenges-decommissioning-nuclear-power-plant#comments Industrial Hygiene News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:33:00 +0000 33641 at http://ehstoday.com The Syngergist Resources for Heat Stress Solutions http://ehstoday.com/health/resources-heat-stress-solutions <div class="field-deck"> Half the county is expecting cooler temperatures this week thanks to the polar vortex, while other parts of the country like Texas are experiencing their first 100+-degree days. Here are some resources if your employees are working in heat. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Every summer, thousands of workers &ndash; particularly those in agriculture, landscaping, construction, utilities and support activities for oil and gas operations &ndash; spend long days working in the hot sun. Excessive heat and sun pose many dangers: sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Every year, many become ill or lose their lives due to heat exposure.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/resources-heat-stress-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/resources-heat-stress-solutions#comments Health News Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:25:00 +0000 33631 at http://ehstoday.com Study: Hand Hygiene Greatly Improves When Auditors Are Present http://ehstoday.com/health/study-hand-hygiene-greatly-improves-when-auditors-are-present <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Health care workers are three times more likely to wash their hands when auditors are around &ndash; at least in one Toronto acute-care hospital.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/study-hand-hygiene-greatly-improves-when-auditors-are-present" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/study-hand-hygiene-greatly-improves-when-auditors-are-present#comments Health News Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 33621 at http://ehstoday.com Lockout/Tagout Programs Falling Short in Food Industry http://ehstoday.com/safety/lockouttagout-programs-falling-short-food-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><p>NIOSH is asking employers in food manufacturing to share best practices and challenges from their lockout/tagout programs.</p> <p><a href="http://blogs.cdc.gov/niosh-science-blog/2014/07/07/loto/" target="_blank">In a July 7 blog post</a>, NIOSH officials note that many machine-related injuries in the food industry stem from failure to use lockout/tagout procedures. From 2003-2013, there were 28 worker deaths and 227 serious injuries related to lockout procedures in the industry, according to a NIOSH analysis of OSHA accident data.</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/lockouttagout-programs-falling-short-food-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/lockouttagout-programs-falling-short-food-industry#comments Safety News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:56:00 +0000 33611 at http://ehstoday.com NIOSH Hanford Clean Up Workers Prepare to Enter ‘Atomic Man’ Room http://ehstoday.com/safety/hanford-clean-workers-prepare-enter-atomic-man-room <div class="field-deck"> While some workers wrap up preparations to enter one of the most contaminated rooms at the Department of Energy’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation site in Richland, Wash., others have been taking thousands of air samples trying to determine what has sickened more than three dozen workers in another part of the complex. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When workers enter the hazardous and historic McCluskey Room at the Department of Energy&#39;s (DOE) Hanford Nuclear Reservation Site this summer, they will be much safer than the former worker for whom the room is named.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/hanford-clean-workers-prepare-enter-atomic-man-room" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/hanford-clean-workers-prepare-enter-atomic-man-room#comments Protective Clothing Respirators Safety News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:39:00 +0000 33601 at http://ehstoday.com <p>In 2010, workers cut a 55-inch diameter hole in the top of Hanford single-shell tank C-107. The hole was cut through 15 inches of concrete and steel rebar in order to place a new riser for the Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS) unit that was used to remove approximately 247,000 gallons of radioactive and chemical waste.</p> DOE Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls to Offer Onsite Family Health Centers for its Employees http://ehstoday.com/health/shipbuilder-huntington-ingalls-offer-onsite-family-health-centers-its-employees <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. said it plans to offer on-site family health care centers for its employees and their families.</p> <p>Scheduled to open in 2015, the centers will offer a variety of services, including primary care, an on-site pharmacy and laboratory services,&nbsp;the firm said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/shipbuilder-huntington-ingalls-offer-onsite-family-health-centers-its-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/shipbuilder-huntington-ingalls-offer-onsite-family-health-centers-its-employees#comments Health News Wellness Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:35:00 +0000 33591 at http://ehstoday.com Production vs. Safety: Sugar Plant Removed Safety Device 13 Days before Temp Worker's Death http://ehstoday.com/safety/production-vs-safety-sugar-plant-removed-safety-device-13-days-temp-workers-death <div class="field-byline"> By Michael Grabell, ProPublica </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Inside the sugar plant in Fairless Hills, Pa., nobody could find Janio Salinas, a 50-year-old temp worker from just over the New Jersey border.</p> <p>Throughout the morning, Salinas and a handful of other workers had been bagging mounds of sugar for a company that supplies the makers of Snapple drinks and Ben &amp; Jerry&#39;s ice cream. But sugar clumps kept clogging the massive hopper, forcing the workers to climb inside with shovels to help the granules flow out the funnel-like hole at the bottom.</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/production-vs-safety-sugar-plant-removed-safety-device-13-days-temp-workers-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/production-vs-safety-sugar-plant-removed-safety-device-13-days-temp-workers-death#comments Safety News Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 33571 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA/ProPublica EHS Today July 2014 Magazine Issue http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2014-07-09 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue, Are pulmonary issues, cancers and other illnesses suffered by returning soldiers and veterans attributable to the toxic exposures on the fields of war in the Middle East, and much more</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>In this issue, Are pulmonary issues, cancers and other illnesses suffered by returning soldiers and veterans attributable to the toxic exposures on the fields of war in the Middle East, and much more</p> <p>EHS Today informs safety, health and industrial hygiene professionals in the manufacturing, construction, and service sectors about trends, management strategies, regulatory news and new products that help them provide safe and healthy work sites.<br /> <br /> To subscribe to EHS Today Magazine,&nbsp;<a href="https://penton-sub.halldata.com/site/PEN003590OZland/init.do?&amp;PK=WOZHP">click here.</a>&nbsp; Sample issue,&nbsp;<a href="http://ehstoday.com/september-2013#1" target="_blank">click </a></p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/health/toxic-wounds-war">The Toxic Wounds of War</a> <a href="/safety/what-should-be-your-safety-concerns-when-buying-or-leasing-office-space">What Should Be Your Safety Concerns When Buying or Leasing Office Space?</a> <a href="/safety-leadership/ounce-observation-pound-prevention">An Ounce of Observation, a Pound of Prevention</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/2014-07-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 33781 at http://ehstoday.com More Evidence that Prolonged Sitting Is Bad for You http://ehstoday.com/health/more-evidence-prolonged-sitting-bad-you <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A newly published study suggests that two hours of sedentary behavior can be just as harmful as 20 minutes of exercise is beneficial. The study&rsquo;s researchers conclude that periodically moving around can improve cardiovascular health.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/more-evidence-prolonged-sitting-bad-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/more-evidence-prolonged-sitting-bad-you#comments Health News Wellness Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 33561 at http://ehstoday.com Employee Engagement and Commitment: The Super Bowl of Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety/employee-engagement-and-commitment-super-bowl-safety <div class="field-byline"> Bill Sims Jr. </div> <div class="field-deck"> No coach can punish a team into winning the Super Bowl of safety. To get your team in the end zone, you might need to rethink your management approach. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No coach can punish a team into winning the Super Bowl of safety. To get your team in the end zone, you might need to rethink your management approach.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/employee-engagement-and-commitment-super-bowl-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/employee-engagement-and-commitment-super-bowl-safety#comments Safety 2014 Safety Leadership Safety Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:01:00 +0000 33361 at http://ehstoday.com <p>More punishment and negative reinforcement will get you more compliance, but it won&#39;t get you commitment.</p> 5 Essential Keys to Build a Thriving Work Culture http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/5-essential-keys-build-thriving-work-culture <div class="field-deck"> Want a great work culture? Then you need the right players and these five keys, says one young entrepreneur. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>What makes a successful business thrive? That&rsquo;s what new business owners would like to know, because eight out of 10 new businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg.</p> <p>Adam Witty has managed to turn plenty of heads in the business community as founder and CEO of <a href="http://advantagefamily.com">Advantage Media Group</a>, an international publisher of business, self-improvement and professional development books and online learning.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/5-essential-keys-build-thriving-work-culture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/5-essential-keys-build-thriving-work-culture#comments Safety Leadership News Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:24:00 +0000 33551 at http://ehstoday.com