New! – “NIOSH Aerial Lift Operator Simulator Program Helps Identify Hazards!” #Safety

The NEW NIOSH Aerial Lift Hazard Recognition Simulator, which is intended to help aerial lift operators familiarize themselves with hazards they may encounter on the job is now available for download to use as a training tool at your workplace. In this instance, NIOSH uses the term “aerial lifts” to describe multiple types of lifts, including … Continue reading New! – “NIOSH Aerial Lift Operator Simulator Program Helps Identify Hazards!” #Safety

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“N95 Day: A NIOSH-Approved Holiday”

  Today is the 5th annual N95 Day, which focuses on respiratory protection awareness and proper use of N95 respirators. Here are some ways you can participate: Social media. Look for N95-related information on Twitter (@NIOSH, @NPPTL, #N95Day) Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest as well as the annual N95 Day NIOSH Science Blog. Share NIOSH's infographics, and be sure to … Continue reading “N95 Day: A NIOSH-Approved Holiday”

“OSHA Issues Special Zika Guidance to Employers”

Highlights NEW Zika Virus Protection for Outdoor Workers. OSHA QuickCard™ (Publication 3880), (2016). Also available in Spanish. NEW Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus. OSHA-NIOSH Fact Sheet (Publication 3855), (2016). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued “interim guidance” to provide employers and workers information and advice on preventing … Continue reading “OSHA Issues Special Zika Guidance to Employers”

“Fall Protection: Working On Tops Of Trucks & Rolling Stock……Which Rule Do I Follow?…. OSHA? DOT? “

  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants more control over trucking, and the latest focus is on fall protection. Tank fleets, in particular, are being targeted in the current OSHA initiative. The agency is seeking comments from industry on whether or not it should develop specific regulations to “cover falls from rolling stock … Continue reading “Fall Protection: Working On Tops Of Trucks & Rolling Stock……Which Rule Do I Follow?…. OSHA? DOT? “

“New Research Supports OSHA Fit Testing Requirements, Says NIOSH”

The percentage of improperly fitted respirators increases with the length of time between worker fit tests, giving support to the annual fit-testing requirements in OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard, according to new research from NIOSH. The standard requires fit testing every year and whenever an employee’s physical condition changes, such as facial scarring or an obvious … Continue reading “New Research Supports OSHA Fit Testing Requirements, Says NIOSH”

“Protect Your Workers From Summer Heat Stress”

For more more information and to download the poster above, visit the following link:http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/infographic.html In Some Parts of the U.S., Today And Many More Days This Summer, Will Be A Very Hot Day. Get The New Revised iOS OSHA Heat Safety Tool by clicking On Link Below. Available For Android Too. https://lnkd.in/bYY2d8g       

“OSHA’s Proposed New Beryllium Rule Remains in Limbo”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b15PB5tdD4 In a new article from the International Business Times says the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has spent 8 months reviewing a proposal to strengthen rules on beryllium exposure, overshooting its deadline by more than 5 months. It is the latest delay in regulations that have been more than 13 years in the … Continue reading “OSHA’s Proposed New Beryllium Rule Remains in Limbo”

“N95 Day” – 9/5/2014 – National Awareness Day Highlights Importance of Respirators

On September 5 th the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will celebrate “N95 Day,” a national health awareness day focused on increasing workers’ knowledge of on-the-job respiratory safety and protection. NIOSH estimates that every day over 20 million workers, in dozens of industries, are exposed to airborne health risks. The theme for … Continue reading “N95 Day” – 9/5/2014 – National Awareness Day Highlights Importance of Respirators

Health Care Workers Lack Hazardous Chemicals Training According To NIOSH

"Safeguarding health care workers from potential occupational hazards is an essential part of providing good jobs for these dedicated men and women, and furthering high-quality patient care," NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard said. Health care workers who routinely come in contact with hazardous chemicals lack training and awareness of employer procedures to adequately protect themselves … Continue reading Health Care Workers Lack Hazardous Chemicals Training According To NIOSH

Defining The Word “Safety” – Part 1 – James Roughton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPGslgCRFCA According to OSHA: You have the right to a safe workplace - En Español - Tiếng Việt Nam You have the right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to … Continue reading Defining The Word “Safety” – Part 1 – James Roughton