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Reminder issued to employers with outdoor workers to protect them from heat-related illnesses

Reminder issued to employers with outdoor workers to protect them from heat-related illnesses

Cal/OSHA issued a reminder for all employers to protect their outdoor workers from the risk of heat illness, as temperatures rise in Southern California. “Heat waves can occur well into…

OSHA and packaging company in Massachusetts reach agreements to correct safety hazards

OSHA and packaging company in Massachusetts reach agreements to correct safety hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and a packaging company in Massachusetts have reached agreements to correct hazards and enhance safety following a May 2016…

New Center to assess risks and benefits of robot workers

New Center to assess risks and benefits of robot workers

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recently announced the launch of the Center for Occupational Robotics Research, which will assess potential risks and benefits of robot…

Study: Many people with work-related asthma not getting pneumococcal vaccine

Study: Many people with work-related asthma not getting pneumococcal vaccine

Adults with asthma are at a greater risk for pneumococcal disease, but according to a CDC study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, only 54 percent of adults…

New precise intelligence system to make industrial robots and human collaboration safer and more efficient

New precise intelligence system to make industrial robots and human collaboration safer and more efficient

Working alongside industrial robots can be dangerous but thanks to a revolutionary sensing system, human and robot navigation and collaboration would soon be easier and safer. Humatics, which is a company…

Standing too much at work? It could double your risk of heart disease, study says

Standing too much at work? It could double your risk of heart disease, study says

Several recent studies have confirmed that prolonged sitting can reduce a person’s lifespan while increasing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, but not much attention has been devoted…

Recovery workers and volunteers urged to stay safe in areas affected by Harvey

Recovery workers and volunteers urged to stay safe in areas affected by Harvey

OSHA is urging recovery workers to stay safe in areas affected by the catastrophic storm Harvey. Workers and volunteers helping victims in Texas and Louisiana are reminded to take proper…

NIOSH releases regional data on commercial fishing fatalities

NIOSH releases regional data on commercial fishing fatalities

NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has recently released a series of updated commercial fishing fatalities summaries analyzing current trends and identifying hazards in Alaska, West Coast, East…

Rule to extend compliance deadline for crane operator certification requirements proposed

Rule to extend compliance deadline for crane operator certification requirements proposed

OSHA issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Wednesday to extend employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to November 10, 2018. A final…

OSHA’s partnership with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture to promote safety

OSHA’s partnership with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture to promote safety

OSHA has entered partnership with Skanska Walsh Joint Venture to enhance workplace safety and health for about 1,600 employees of the LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Building Redevelopment Project. The partnership is a…


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