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Preliminary fatality data for third quarter of 2015 released

Preliminary fatality data for third quarter of 2015 released

The U.S Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced on Thursday a summary of mining deaths in the country from July 1 through September 30, 2015. The…

Salon manager froze to death in cryotherapy gone wrong

Salon manager froze to death in cryotherapy gone wrong

A Las Vegas salon was closed after a worker died in a cryotherpay machine was closed as family members are seeking for answers as to how and why she died….

Regional Emphasis Program to reduce illness and injuries at Southeastern chicken processing facilities

Regional Emphasis Program to reduce illness and injuries at Southeastern chicken processing facilities

Poultry workers are twice as likely to suffer serious injuries and six times more likely to get sick on the job than other private sector workers. This prompted leading federal…

World’s leading apparel brands collaborate to transform global labor conditions

World’s leading apparel brands collaborate to transform global labor conditions

A new initiative led by some of the world’s leading retailers, industry groups and humanitarian groups including Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, Gap Inc., H&M, Target and Sedex has been…

Partnership established to protect workers in the scrap recycling industry

Partnership established to protect workers in the scrap recycling industry

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. has recently signed alliance aimed at protecting workers in the scrap recycling industry and promote…

Study shows lack of adherence to precautionary guidelines for compounding antineoplastic drugs among employers and healthcare workers

Study shows lack of adherence to precautionary guidelines for compounding antineoplastic drugs among employers and healthcare workers

A new study finds safe handling practices for compounding antineoplastic (chemotherapy) drugs are not always followed in actual healthcare practice. The NIOSH study was published in the September issue of…

NIOSH launches new virtual center to advance concept of productive aging

NIOSH launches new virtual center to advance concept of productive aging

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has launched the National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW) on Friday. The new virtual center will focus on the…

Research revealed benefits of taking work breaks

Research revealed benefits of taking work breaks

A study recently published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that breaks can offer significant benefits to both employers and employees. The study, Give Me a Better Break: Choosing…

US Forest Service cited for repeated work safety violations

US Forest Service cited for repeated work safety violations

The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the U.S. Forest Service for rampant and repeated workplace safety violations at two different ranger districts in eastern…

Commercial plane collapses at Changi Airport

Commercial plane collapses at Changi Airport

A Singapore Airlines jet collapsed last Sunday at the Changi Airport in Singapore. There were no passengers or crew on board. The incident occurred as an engineer was conducting routine…


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