Injured Driving To Work? Is It Recordable? #Safety

An injury sustained while an employee is traveling to or from work may be a recordable event under OSHA injury and illness recordkeeping standards, according to a letter of interpretation dated January 4, 2022,Under normal circumstances, employers are not required to record injuries that occur while an employee is commuting to or from work. But in some unusual situations, … Continue reading Injured Driving To Work? Is It Recordable? #Safety

I Asked “Chat GPT AI” To Write An Article About Workplace Safety. Here’s What I Got.

Workplace safety is an important issue in the United States. Employers have a legal and moral responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment for their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing workplace safety laws in the US. One of the most important aspects of … Continue reading I Asked “Chat GPT AI” To Write An Article About Workplace Safety. Here’s What I Got.

“The 12 Days of Christmas Safety”

We’re all, hopefully in a festive mood this time of year, so don’t let some safety mishaps ruin your Holiday Season! From Christmas trees and lights to candles, ladders, and holiday cheer, there are safety hazards everywhere this time of year. Taking a few safety precautions can keep the fire department away, allowing you to … Continue reading “The 12 Days of Christmas Safety”

UPS Drivers Are Dying Of Extreme Heat. The Company Doesn’t Care.

UPS Drivers Are Dying Of Extreme Heat. The Company Doesn't Care. UPS Drivers Are Dying Of Extreme Heat. The Company Doesn't Care.Shipping giant United Parcel Service is projecting $100 million in profits in 2022. That profit is made on the backs of the drivers who deliver hundreds of packages every day, to our homes and … Continue reading UPS Drivers Are Dying Of Extreme Heat. The Company Doesn’t Care.

Can I Wear A Beard With My Respirator?

This is becoming a more common question in the workplace, likely due to the fact that more and more people are having to wear respirators at work and the fact that beards are maybe more common of late than ever in the history of OSHA.A number of people have asked whether there are exceptions to … Continue reading Can I Wear A Beard With My Respirator?

Sacrifice Zones — ProPublica

Polluters are turning neighborhoods into “sacrifice zones” where residents breathe in carcinogens. The EPA allows it. We mapped the hot spots. — Read on http://www.propublica.org/series/sacrifice-zones

Craig Nason : I survived the Columbine school shooting — then watched Uvalde repeat the cycle of death

I survived the Columbine school shooting in 1999 — then watched the Uvalde shooter repeat America's cycle of gun death and murder in Texas. — Read on http://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/survived-columbine-school-shooting-watched-uvalde-repeat-cycle-death-rcna31338

No Degree, No Job? Why This Requirements Needs to End

No Degree, No Job? Why This Requirements Needs to End — Read on resources.ehscareers.com/directory/no-degree-no-job-why-this-requirements-needs-to-end-article-1423.aspx

Coca-Cola’s attached bottle cap is rock bottom of hokey greenwashing – TechCrunch

I don’t cover post-IPO companies a lot, and Coca-Cola is def on the list of ones I can generally ignore. But when the company sends out a hand-wringing press release about how awesome they are for launching a bottle cap where the cap stays attached to the bottle “for environmental reasons,” I’m sorry, my blood … Continue reading Coca-Cola’s attached bottle cap is rock bottom of hokey greenwashing – TechCrunch

Argonne scientists discover new way to diagnose cracks in concrete | Argonne National Laboratory

A chemical reaction that causes concrete to crack and deteriorate can now be identified without harm, according to Argonne scientists. (Image by Shutterstock / Budimir Jevtic.) Although they are built to last for decades, bridges, dams, nuclear plants and other concrete structures are far from indestructible. One culprit is the alkali-silica reaction (ASR), often referred … Continue reading Argonne scientists discover new way to diagnose cracks in concrete | Argonne National Laboratory

In the Face of Despair – by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

I can feel the dread, the despair, the fear, the anguish, and the yearning. I hear it in questions I get from family and friends. I read it in the comments posted here and elsewhere online. And I have been around long enough to sense it in the tenor and trembles of our fraught moment. … Continue reading In the Face of Despair – by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner

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