Face Mask Exemption Cards – Don’t Fall For Them – #COVID-19 #FaceMasks #PPE

By Pam Sheirer Wilkinson I've now seen a couple of versions of these cards floating around. As someone with both OSHA and ADA experience, I am telling you these cards are bogus and the resources the Freedom to Breath Agency (FTBA) website listed on one of the cards includes information from OSHA that while correct, … Continue reading Face Mask Exemption Cards – Don’t Fall For Them – #COVID-19 #FaceMasks #PPE

U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

Employees butcher pork at a Smithfield Foods Inc. pork processing facility in Milan, Missouri. - Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Stephanie Morales was weighing her coronavirus symptoms against an 8-pound hunk of fancy steak. That Saturday in April, her bosses at the JBS meatpacking plant in Cactus, Texas, had promised their 3,000 employees that anyone who worked … Continue reading U.S. Meat Plants Are Deadly as Ever, With No Incentive to Change – #EmployeeSafety #OSHA #COVID-19

“Suicide in the Construction Industry: The Silent Killer” #ElevateTheConvo

Some companies, as noted above in the Toolbox Talk, aren't fully aware of the severity of this problem. Inform your employees. One loss to suicide is "Too Many". The construction and extraction industries have the second-highest rate of suicide – 53.3 per 100,000 workers, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Factors … Continue reading “Suicide in the Construction Industry: The Silent Killer” #ElevateTheConvo

“Safety Quick Tips” – Safety & Tech Resources By Grainger

Quick Tips Technical Resources provide information you can use to help make informed decisions about a variety of issues you face in your workplace every day. Find hundreds of FREE articles to help keep your workers safe, your business in compliance and your facility productive. Articles are categorized by topics below to help you find … Continue reading “Safety Quick Tips” – Safety & Tech Resources By Grainger

Preliminary FDA Inspection Report Cites Flaws at Diamond Pet Foods Plant

By Mary Rothschild | May 16, 2012 Diamond Pet Foods, the company behind a massive recall of dry dog food due to Salmonella contamination that has sickened at least 16 people, was not taking "all reasonable precautions" to ensure the safety of its product, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection report. The … Continue reading Preliminary FDA Inspection Report Cites Flaws at Diamond Pet Foods Plant

CDC: No Source Confirmed in Salmonella Outbreak That Has Sickened 93 in 20 States – 9 in Illinois

Sushi or sashimi suspected by Mary Rothschild | Apr 04, 2012 Ninety-three illnesses linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly have been reported from 19 states and the District of Columbia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday, but CDC officials said a specific food has not been identified as the source of … Continue reading CDC: No Source Confirmed in Salmonella Outbreak That Has Sickened 93 in 20 States – 9 in Illinois

Update! Jimmy John’s Permanently Dropping Sprouts From Menus (Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts Sickens 12)

Jimmy John's Permanently Dropping Sprouts From Menus Blames The Negative Press by Dan Flynn | Feb 20, 2012 Or, is the 5th "Sproutbreak" in four years the reason?Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwich franchise owners and customers are being told the chain is permanently dropping sprouts from the menu. Jimmy John's restaurants are currently associated with a … Continue reading Update! Jimmy John’s Permanently Dropping Sprouts From Menus (Outbreak Linked to Raw Sprouts Sickens 12)

16 Ill in Salmonella Ground Beef Outbreak

By Mary Rothschild | Dec 21, 2011 In the outbreak linked to ground beef sold at Hannaford Supermarkets, 16 people in seven states have now been infected with an antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhimurium linked, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday. At least seven of those people have been hospitalized, according to … Continue reading 16 Ill in Salmonella Ground Beef Outbreak

Reusing Respirators and Managing N95 Supplies While Living Up to OSHA Expectations

Since H1N1 outbreaks surfaced in April, infectious disease doctors, employee health managers, healthcare workers, and infection prevention associations have debated a variety of factors regarding the new virus. But without question the most hotly contended issue has been the use of N95 respirators versus surgical masks for protection. Meanwhile, many wondered if OSHA would take … Continue reading Reusing Respirators and Managing N95 Supplies While Living Up to OSHA Expectations

H1N1 reveals gaps in nation’s emergency health preparedness efforts

Washington DC-- The seventh annual Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism report, released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), found that the H1N1 flu outbreak has exposed serious underlying gaps in the nation's ability to respond to public health emergencies … Continue reading H1N1 reveals gaps in nation’s emergency health preparedness efforts