NAOSH North American Occupation Safety and Health Week
Results: 3456 Record(s) Found.
02/06/2017 9:28 PM

NATE Video Promotes Safety in Communication Tower Industry

National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) has produced a video that highlights ANSI/ASSE A10.48. "This video is an outstanding resource for companies and workers,” says Josh Forrester of Vertical Limit Construction LLC in Wanamingo, MN. “Embracing and implementing the A10.48 standard into daily tower activities will enhance the culture of safety in the industry.”

02/06/2017 6:59 PM

Trump Signs 2-for-1 Executive Order to Reduce Regulations

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Jan. 30 that will require agencies to cut two existing regulations for every new rule introduced.

02/06/2017 6:00 PM

Wyoming, Texas Rated Worst for Smoke-Free Workplaces

Wyoming and Texas are the worst states for smoke-free workplaces, says the American Lung Association’s 15th annual State of Tobacco Control report for 2017. Both states received ALA’s lowest possible score—a zero—for smoke-free public and private work sites. Illinois, Maine, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington all received the highest possible grades for these categories.


Safety Training: Gaining Employee Buy-In

Safety training is a leading tool implemented to promote incident and injury prevention. The objective of any training is to help people make safer decisions about actions they take in the workplace. "The catalyst to successful safety training is employee buy-in," says guest blogger Brei Richardson, "If employees are not sold on the information presented, they will not practice safer methods in the field."

02/01/2017 6:01 AM

Standards: Influencing the Practice of Safety

As we all know, OSHA standards are only a starting point for ensuring worker safety. Many are outdated and less protective than other measures. That is why voluntary consensus standards are so vital. The consensus process brings together diverse parties—companies, government agencies, academics, individuals and others—with a direct interest in the subject matter.


Mental Health Issues Adversely Affect Physical Health, Survey Says

More than 80% of workers who have experienced mental issues say their physical health has been adversely affected, according to a survey of more than 4,000 British adults.

01/30/2017 4:30 PM

Safety Tools, Checklists Aren't Enough to Save Lives

About 65% of workers say they have been in a situation where they had the proper safety tools to avoid a situation, but nobody listened to them. A recent ASSE webinar discussed new research surrounding psychological safety’s role in workplace safety.

01/30/2017 2:00 PM

Change Safety Climate to Initiate Culture Change

"Culture can form at a glacier-like pace and feel just as difficult to move as a mountain of ice. It’s impossible to change culture overnight," says Gary Higbee, president/CEO of Higbee & Associates and a senior consultant with ASSE Diamond Sponsor SafeStart. While that fact may be frustrating, OSH professionals can make progress by focusing their attention elsewhere. "Forget about trying to enact a cultural change and focus instead on developing a workplace climate that takes safety seriously,"​

01/27/2017 8:12 PM

Training Tips: ANSI/ASSE Z490.1 & Learning Objectives

In the January 2017 issue of PS, Jeff Dalto began a series of Training Tips articles that will analyze the recently updated ANSI/ASSE Z490.1, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training.


EU-OSHA Publishes Visual Tool on Aging Workforce

Nearly 27% of the EU population is expected to be over age 65 by 2040. To help understand OSH issues in the context of the aging workforce, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) carried out a 3-year project, “Safer and Healthier Work at Any Age,” to examine the safety and health of older workers and identify ways to ensure sustainable work.

Results: 3456 Record(s) Found.


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