The Safety Road: Less Travel

It’s a pre-Thanksgiving tradition for retail employers to caution employees about protecting employees during Black Friday shopping events. Increased focus on shopping safety for employees was due to a deadly … Read More »

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New Firefighting PPE Revisions

The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has revised its long-stalled proposal to update firefighters’ personal protective equipment provisions. The major change to the proposal is the deletion of a requirement for respiratory … Read More »

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Heat Illness on the Farm

Research from the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety indicates that agricultural employers are complying with Cal/OSHA’s heat illness prevention standard. But it also finds that heat illness is … Read More »

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Diabetes, Depression, and Employees

A study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health finds that employees with diabetes reported a 30% higher rate of depression than employees not suffering from this chronic … Read More »

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Ladder Safety Lesson

Workplace fatalities come in many forms, but falls from ladders are among the most common. For older employees, falls are an especially acute hazard. Such was the case with a … Read More »

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The Total Worker Health Controversy

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is dropping its effort to create a national consensus standard based on the “Total Worker Health” concept. Instead, it will issue a technical … Read More »

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FDA Recommendation on Respirator Reuse

The surge in the nation’s respirator supply has prompted the federal Food and Drug Administration to recommend that healthcare facilities “transition” away from reusing the ubiquitous N95 filtering facepiece respirators … Read More »

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