Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

Your digital communication devices aren’t just reliable for killing time on the bus—they’re also great for prematurely aging you and breaking all kinds of things in your body. Or at least, that’s what some experts are saying. According to ergonomics professionals cited in this New York Times article, mobile phones, laptops and tablets are all … Continue reading Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

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Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

Your digital communication devices aren’t just reliable for killing time on the bus—they’re also great for prematurely aging you and breaking all kinds of things in your body. Or at least, that’s what some experts are saying. According to ergonomics professionals cited in this New York Times article, mobile phones, laptops and tablets are all … Continue reading Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

Your digital communication devices aren’t just reliable for killing time on the bus—they’re also great for prematurely aging you and breaking all kinds of things in your body. Or at least, that’s what some experts are saying. According to ergonomics professionals cited in this New York Times article, mobile phones, laptops and tablets are all … Continue reading Ergonomics 101 – “Why Your iPhone or iPad May Be Causing You Pain”

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

EHS Safety News Stars in “Toxic Hot Seat” on HBO!

Here I am watching this new documentary on HBO last night about the recently changed "Tech 117" Bulletin in California about the use of unnecessary cancer causing "flame retardants" in everything from furniture to child car seats to other household products. I had been following the series that the Chicago Tribune had begun about this issue … Continue reading EHS Safety News Stars in “Toxic Hot Seat” on HBO!

Safety App of the Day “LiftRight℠ from EMC Insurance Companies”

This free app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices makes it easier than ever to use the NIOSH Lifting Equation to analyze the safety of lifting tasks. Just enter your lift data and let LiftRight perform the calculations for you.   Illustrated measurement guide helps you measure accurately Calculates multipliers, recommended weight limit (RWL) and … Continue reading Safety App of the Day “LiftRight℠ from EMC Insurance Companies”

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

New! “Dumb Ways To Die” Safety Game! Now Available For iPhone, iPad!

Dumb Ways to Die - By Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd Description You've seen the video - now the lives of those adorably dumb characters are in your hands! Download the FREE game now to protect private parts from piranhas, wipe up vomit, feed rattlesnakes, and most importantly - be safe around trains. Brought to … Continue reading New! “Dumb Ways To Die” Safety Game! Now Available For iPhone, iPad!

An EHS Regulatory Library, in Your Pocket! – New App For iPhone, iPad – Get Yours Now!

  An EHS Regulatory Library, in Your Pocket! For 'on-the-go' EHS professionals, the Dakota EHS Pocket Guide provides a searchable, plain-language digest of U.S. federal Environmental, Health, and Safety regulations right on your iPhone or iPad. Users can search by keyword or use the topical citation list to review the regulatory digest and link to … Continue reading An EHS Regulatory Library, in Your Pocket! – New App For iPhone, iPad – Get Yours Now!

NFPA Journal: NHSTA Electric Vehicle Guidelines

    Elemental Questions As lithium-ion battery use increases, so do the concerns related to the fire-safety hazards of these devices. Through a series of research efforts and partnerships, NFPA is analyzing storage and safety issues surrounding the power source fueling hundreds of millions of devices — from iPhones to electric vehicles — worldwide. NFPA … Continue reading NFPA Journal: NHSTA Electric Vehicle Guidelines

Safety Overseas Series: “In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad”

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2012/01/25/business/100000001313019/made-in-china.html By CHARLES DUHIGG and DAVID BARBOZA - Published: January 25, 2012 Color China Photo, via Associated Press An explosion last May at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu, China, killed four people and injured 18. It built iPads.   A JOB TURNS DEADLY Aluminum dust from polishing iPads caused the blast at Foxconn's plant in … Continue reading Safety Overseas Series: “In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad”

New OSHA App for Heat Monitoring & Heat Illness

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)- When summer temperatures sky rocket, a quick trip to the pool or some relaxing shade can be the perfect answer.  If you work outdoors, however, there's no escaping the oppressive summer heat. "Obviously humidity, high humidity affects the heat index.  It can be very dangerous, it can precipitate heat stroke, even go … Continue reading New OSHA App for Heat Monitoring & Heat Illness

Off Topic Story – Science Today: Father and Son Film Outer Space, Do-it-yourself Style in NY

Like many youngsters, and those young at heart, seven-year-old Max Geissbuhler and his dad dreamed of visiting space -- and armed with just a weather balloon, a video camera, and an iPhone, in a way they did just that. The father-and-son team from Brooklyn managed to send their homemade spacecraft up nearly 19 miles, high … Continue reading Off Topic Story – Science Today: Father and Son Film Outer Space, Do-it-yourself Style in NY