Safety and Compliance News

  1. Services Sector Workers Suffer Surprising Level of Hearing Loss

    New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that a large number of noise-exposed workers within the Services industry sector, the largest sector in U.S. industry, have an elevated risk of hearing loss Read more...
  2. Study Reveals Dangers of Digital Distractions on the Job

    According to Screen Education’s Digital Distraction & Workplace Safety survey, the average employee spends 2.5 hours each workday accessing digital content that is unrelated to their job.In addition to killing productivity, this degree of Read more...
  3. High Levels of Hearing Loss Seen Among Some Workers in Services Sector

    New research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that a large number of noise-exposed workers within the Services industry sector, the largest sector in U.S. industry, have an elevated risk of hearing loss Read more...
  4. COVID-19 Checklist Created to Protect Food Industry Employees

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have developed a checklist for human and animal food manufacturers to consider when continuing, resuming or reevaluating operations due to the Read more...
  5. OSHA Issues Revised Rule Concerning Access to Employee Medical Records

    The  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to amend the regulation addressing the rules of agency practice and procedure concerning OSHA access to employee medical records. The Rules of Read more...
  6. OSHA Reminds Employers Not to Retaliate Against Workers Reporting Unsafe Conditions

    OSHA recently reminded employers in a news release that they cannot retaliate against workers reporting unsafe conditions during the coronavirus epidemic. According to OSHA’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt: “Employees have the Read more...
  7. Watch for Heat Illness During the Dogs Days of Summer

    The following incidents are from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) case files: A worker at a Brooklyn recycling facility died due to heat illness. The employee had been working for several hours on a Read more...
  8. Beryllium Standard: Final Rule in the Books

    OSHA has published a final rule revising the beryllium standard for general industry. The final rule includes changes designed to clarify the standard, and simplify or improve compliance. These changes maintain protection for employees while ensuring Read more...
  9. Injuries Cost Businesses $1 Billion Per Week

    According to the newly released 2020 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses more than $1 billion per week. Here is the 2020 list of the top 10 causes of disabling workplace injuries: Handling objects ( Read more...
  10. Cal/OSHA Urges Employers to Follow the State’s Guidance on Protecting Workers from COVID-19

    The State of California Department of Industrial Relations (Cal/OSHA) is urging all employers to carefully review and follow the state's COVID-19 workplace safety and health guidance to ensure their workers are protected from the virus. The Read more...

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