Key Takeaways from OSHA’s New Crane Standard

Posted on December 11, 2018

Originally published from Accuform: https://www.accuform.com/news/Key-Takeaways-from-OSHAs-New-Crane-Standard For crane and derrick workers, the long-anticipated updates to OSHA’s final rule for operator qualification couldn’t come quick enough.  The final rule will reduce compliance burdens while still maintaining safety and health protections for workers. Under OSHA’s new crane final rule, employers are required to train operators as needed to perform assigned … Read More

OSHA Proposes Revisions to Beryllium General Industry Standard

Posted on December 11, 2018

OSHA announced in a press release a proposed rule to revise the beryllium standard for general industry.  A public inspection version of the proposed rule is available – it will be published in the Federal Register on Dec. 11, 2018.  Comments are due by Feb. 9, 2019. The proposed changes are designed to clarify the standard, … Read More

Clarification of OSHA’s Position on Workplace Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Incident Drug Testing Under 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv)

Posted on December 11, 2018

OSHA published a memorandum, clarifying the Department of Labor’s position on workplace safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing under 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35(b)(1)(iv).   Since this rule’s publication, numerous questions have come in regarding what kinds of programs are permissible, and what kinds of drug testing policies are allowed under Department of Labor rules.  This memorandum … Read More

The Not-So-Quiet Dangers of Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Posted on November 6, 2018

By Reed A. Erickson, MD, MBA, CPS/A, MedExpress Some of the most prevalent workplace hazards aren’t seen – they’re heard. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to damaging noise levels at work, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), workplace-related … Read More

N95 Day 2018 – Getting Particular About Protection Against Particulates

Posted on August 29, 2018

Join the NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) annual N95 Day webinar on Wednesday September 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM Eastern and get particular about protection against particulates. This year marks NIOSH’s 7th annual N95 Day, and NIOSH is looking forward to sharing the science behind the established guidance and recommendations. For this year’s webinar, there … Read More

Safe + Sound Week 2018 – Aug. 13 – 19

Posted on July 15, 2018

ISEA is pleased to support Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018, a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs in workplaces. We encourage ISEA members and employers to sign up to participate in Safe + Sound Week and undertake activities that promote management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic … Read More

Trends in Personal Protective Equipment 2018 – Safety+Health Magazine

Posted on July 12, 2018

By Tracy Haas Depa (Read original article: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/17142-trends-in-personal-protective-equipment-2018) PPE manufacturers and industry insiders discuss technological advancements, what their customers want to know, and what’s on the horizon From hard hats to steel toe boots, personal protective equipment covers workers from head to toe. Safety+Health, with the help of the International Safety Equipment Association, recently reached out … Read More

Common Causes of Dehydration-Fact VS. Fallacy

Posted on August 10, 2018

By Holly B. Martin (View original article https://www.mscdirect.com/betterMRO/safety/common-causes-dehydration-fact-vs-fallacy) What You Need to Know Having drinking water available does not mean associates are hydrated. As temperatures spike, workers will sweat more, leading to dehydration. Managers need to be aware of workers’ medical conditions to avoid heat illness. Managers may need to make environmental adjustments, as well as provide … Read More

Protecting Workers From Falling Tools Goal of New Safety Standard

Posted on August 9, 2018

By Bruce Rolfsen  (View original article at: https://www.bna.com/protecting-workers-falling-n73014481054/) Reducing worker injuries from falling tools is the aim of a new voluntary safety standard developed by safety gear manufacturers. The standard is a new step to deal with an old problem. “Gravity has been around for a long time,” said Nate Bohmbach, chairman of the International Safety Equipment Association committee … Read More