Climate change: There’s a 50:50 chance the world will exceed 1.5C of warming soon

The report says that surpassing the limit is likely to be temporary -- temperatures could come back down again -- but science shows that even a temporary overshoot could bring irreversible changes to the planet. — Read on http://www.cnn.com/2022/05/10/world/climate-warming-warning-wmo-intl-scli/index.html

Weekly Toll: Another Empty Chair at the Thanksgiving Table

Trench collapses, falls, shootings, building and bridge collapses, vehicle incidents. On average, 14 workers are killed every day in the United …Weekly Toll: Another Empty Chair at the Thanksgiving Table

Heat Is Killing Workers In The U.S. — And There Are No Federal Rules To Protect Them – #HeatSafety #WorkplaceSafety

Transcript Cruz Urias Beltran collapsed because of heat-related illness while working in a cornfield near Grand Island, Neb., in 2018. He is one of at least384 workers who died from environmental heat exposure in the U.S. in the last decade, according to an investigation by Columbia Journalism Investigations and NPR. Walker Pickering for NPR As … Continue reading Heat Is Killing Workers In The U.S. — And There Are No Federal Rules To Protect Them – #HeatSafety #WorkplaceSafety

“Get The NIOSH and OSHA Heat Safety App for Indoor & Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety #HeatStress

An updated app for smartphones and other mobile devices can help workers stay safe when working outdoors in hot weather. The free app was redesigned by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), along with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool mobile app, … Continue reading “Get The NIOSH and OSHA Heat Safety App for Indoor & Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety #HeatStress

“Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns”

With the arrival of summer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched initiatives to alert employers and workers to heat and lightning hazards and the steps to take to prevent injury or illness from them. The official hashtag of OSHA’s annual heat safety campaign is #WaterRestShade, which is designed to encourage employers to provide … Continue reading “Heat, Lightning Hazards are Focus of Federal Safety Campaigns”

“Water, Rest & Shade” – “Working Outdoors & Indoors In High Temperature Conditions”

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade. You can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered … Continue reading “Water, Rest & Shade” – “Working Outdoors & Indoors In High Temperature Conditions”

“Is Your Hardhat Enough? – Safety & Injuries On Construction “Sites”

 

Annual Summer Campaign To Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses Launched By DOL

News Release OSHA News Release: [05/22/2014] Contact Name: Ann Mangold or Jesse Lawder Phone Number: (202) 693-4679 or x4659 Email: Mangold.Ann.R or Lawder.Jesse Release Number: 14-0929-NAT Annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses launched by US Labor Department "Water. Rest. Shade." and acclimatization are critical in preventing heat illness and fatalities WASHINGTON — The U.S. … Continue reading Annual Summer Campaign To Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses Launched By DOL

“The Fatal Four” – Safety in the Construction Industry [Infographic]

Safety should be one of the top priorities of any construction company. Since the 7th annual Construction Safety Day is just around the corner, Viewpoint decided to take a deeper look at the construction industry’s safety statistics over the past decade. The infographic below breaks down the most common injuries in construction, work fatalities in … Continue reading “The Fatal Four” – Safety in the Construction Industry [Infographic]

“Big Ass Fans” Are Energy Efficient & Draw A Crowd

  I went on a job interview in July at a great company in the Chicago area. Part of the interview was obviously a plant tour. After donning all our PPE required for the tour, the Plant Manager and I went out onto the plant floor. The first thing that struck me was that there … Continue reading “Big Ass Fans” Are Energy Efficient & Draw A Crowd

90 Minutes About OSHA Most People Have Never Seen

We’ve always known OSHA as the official authority of safety and health in the U.S. But very few are aware of the fact that it produced and distributed three films in 1980. While these films are nothing like the Hollywood blockbusters you queue for in movie houses, they were real pro productions. In fact, two … Continue reading 90 Minutes About OSHA Most People Have Never Seen

OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat

OSHA Information OSHA Video - English OSHA Video - Spanish Contact: Adriano Llosa      Jesse Lawder Phone: 202-693-4686      202-693-4659 Email: llosa.adriano@dol.gov      lawder.jesse@dol.gov US Labor Department kicks off summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities among outdoor workers Educational materials and mobile application available WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has kicked off … Continue reading OSHA Kicks Off 2013 “Water, Rest, Shade” Campaign For Working In The Summer Heat