Amazon Faces Probe by Federal Prosecutors and OSHA Into Warehouse Safety

The Department of Labor and federal prosecutors are inspecting Amazon warehouses in three states as part of a civil investigation into allegations of…Amazon Faces Probe by Federal Prosecutors and OSHA Into Warehouse Safety

HEAT.Gov – National Integrated Heat Health Information System

Heat related illnesses and death are largely preventable with proper planning, education, and action. Heat.gov serves as the premier source of heat and health information for the nation to reduce the health, economic, and infrastructural impacts of extreme heat. Heat.gov is the web portal for the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) — Read … Continue reading HEAT.Gov – National Integrated Heat Health Information System

Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safty

Amazon Prime: Hazardous Workplaces and Possible Fraudulent Conduct Here’s some rare good news. It’s well known that Amazon facilities are hazardous …Short Stuff: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Workplace Safty

Relationship between minor and major accidents – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

I think it’s safe to say there’s differing opinions on the relationships between hazards & minor/major precursors & events. In one stream, a delineation is drawn for process vs personal indicators & hazards; nicely articulated by Andrew Hopkins discussing the BP Texas City disaster – where BP was largely relying on injury metrics over process… … Continue reading Relationship between minor and major accidents – Safety & Performance Research Summaries

OSHA and Climate Change (Heat Illness, Wildfire Smoke, and Super Storms)

On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Kate McMahon, Ashley Mitchell, and Samuel Rose presented a webinar regarding OSHA and Climate Change (Heat Illness, …OSHA and Climate Change (Heat Illness, Wildfire Smoke, and Super Storms)

Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

Last week: Workers electrocuted, died of heat exposure and crushed by bulldozer, under machinery, and beneath a collapsed bridge. Falls from grain …Weekly Toll: Killed on the Job

John Froines: 1939-2022

Sad days. John Froines died last week at age 83. He had had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Froines was best known to Americans of a certain…John Froines: 1939-2022

OSHA Warns Employers About Trench Collapses

As I wrote last week, workers in this country are facing an epidemic of trench collapse deaths this year and OSHA is taking note. Today OSHA issue a …OSHA Warns Employers About Trench Collapses

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight 22 workers have perished in first half of 2022, a 68 percent increase over all of 2021  WASHINGTON – In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – … Continue reading Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs US Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

Weekly Toll: Killed at Work Last Week

Last week: Three more trench deaths and two workers killed in separate Oklahoma oil drilling incidents. Another worker missing for a month found to …Weekly Toll: Killed at Work Last Week

Heat: Summertime, and the Workers are Dying…

Last month, the Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to the efforts of the United States to address climate change.  That was bad news for the earth …Heat: Summertime, and the Workers are Dying…

Psychological safety – A systematic review of the literature

This study systematically reviewed the evidence of Psychological Safety (PS) up to 2015. 83 studies were included. Most studies evaluated PS at the …Psychological safety – A systematic review of the literature