“Man Accidentally Shoots Nail Into Heart, Drives Himself To Hospital” #NailGun #Safety

A Wisconsin man who came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room. (Aug. 16) GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A Wisconsin man who doctors say came … Continue reading “Man Accidentally Shoots Nail Into Heart, Drives Himself To Hospital” #NailGun #Safety

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

“NIOSH and OSHA Introduce New & Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety

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 “NIOSH and OSHA Introduce New & Improved Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers” #HeatSafety

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

“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”

“New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety”

Contact: Christina Spring (202) 245-0633 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new Ladder Safety smart phone application (app). This new app uses visual and audio signals to make it easier for workers using extension ladders to check the angle the ladder is positioned at, as well as access … Continue reading “New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety”

“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”

“New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety”

Contact: Christina Spring (202) 245-0633The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new Ladder Safety smart phone application (app). This new app uses visual and audio signals to make it easier for workers using extension ladders to check the angle the ladder is positioned at, as well as access useful … Continue reading “New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety”

Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

Risk Factors The following references provide information on risk factors and scope of violence in the workplace and may help increase awareness of workplace violence: Federal Agency Guidance Workplace Violence, 1993-2009 [624 KB PDF, 18 pages]. US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, (2011, March 29). Presents data from 1993 through 2009 from the … Continue reading Preventing Workplace Violence – Tips & Information

“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