It is always found that physicians, physician assistants, nurse, nurse practitioners and other health professionals frequently encounter work related safety and health question while they are on their job. The present article will enlighten the readers with adequate information and resources and help the clinicians with adequate knowledge about OSHA (Occupational Safety… Continue Reading All About OSHA And Medicine

  We all are aware of the fact that today workers or employees are not safe at their working premises, as they confront a wide range of emerging health and safety issues that requires to be noticed. OSHA has introduced its future direction towards the health and safety of contingent workers. The… Continue Reading Safeguard the potential of the Contingent Workers

Employees achieved a 1.01 reportable injury rate, surpassing the previous lowest rate of 1.15 in 2011. From 2002 to 2012, the reportable injury rate fell by 58 percent. Union Pacific Railroad announced Jan. 29 that its 2012 employee safety performance was the best in the company’s 150-year history: Employees achieved… Continue Reading Union Pacific Sets New Safety Record

Companies that run in a smooth and effective manner and have minimal constraints on worker performance can decrease injuries by 38 percent as worker opinions improve, according to survey results. According to a recent University of Georgia study, a worker’s perception of safety in the workplace and the work-life balance… Continue Reading Perception, Work-Life Balance Key Factors in Workplace Safety, Study Says

According to Public Citizen, workers using coal slag abrasive are exposed to dangerous levels of beryllium, which has been linked to cases of cancer. Coal slag abrasive coal slag abrasive to blast ship hulls, bridges and other metal structures in preparation for painting. In a letter to OSHA Enforcement Director… Continue Reading Public Citizen to OSHA: Enforce Labeling Law for Toxic Coal Byproduct

OSHA announced the launch of its PSM National Emphasis Program for chemical facilities (Chem NEP). The new Chem NEP expands nationwide a previous 2009 Pilot Chemical Facilities Process Safety Management NEP, which had covered only a few OSHA regions, and established policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces covered by the… Continue Reading 10 Things Chemical Plant Operators Need to Know About OSHA’s New Chem NEP

You invest a lot of time, effort and money in your personal protective equipment (PPE) program, so you want to be sure you’re meeting OSHA’s expectations. OSHA’s PPE compliance directive, 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart I, Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry (CPL 02-01-050), establishes OSHA’s general enforcement… Continue Reading Use OSHA’s Compliance Directive to Evaluate your PPE Program

The revised materials address OSHA’s Materials Handling and Storage standard that protects workers who service single-piece and multi-piece rim wheels. OSHA Compliance has revised its tire servicing materials to address current hazards in the industry and help workers safely perform maintenance on large vehicle tires. The revised materials address OSHA’s Materials… Continue Reading OSHA Updates Tire Servicing Materials Charts

When OSHA Compliance issues a new or revised health or safety standard, inevitably questions will arise. Perhaps OSHA did not define a key term used in the standard, or maybe they used some subjective language that could be open to interpretation. Issues such as these can make it difficult for employers to… Continue Reading Want to Really Understand an OSHA Standard? Read the Preamble!

A decade’s worth of inspection data in Washington suggests that a visit from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) can be good not just for workplace safety, but also for a company’s bottom line. Researchers with the Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) program, L&I’s research unit, examined… Continue Reading Washington Study Finds Workplace Inspections Improve Safety, Save Money