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Don’t Sleep on Workplace Fatigue

The Cost of Tired Employees Have you ever been tired at work? Of course you have...who hasn't? Usually, it’s something a little caffeine can fix. However, workplace fatigue may lead to more serious issues. The National Safety Council found that fatigue can lead to...

Heavy Metal Exposure Leads to $115K in Proposed OSHA Fines

Heavy Metal Exposure OSHA cited a battery manufacturing company in Augusta, Ga. for exposing employees to lead, unguarded machinery, and other safety hazards.Employees were exposed to lead amounts exceeding the permissible exposure limit and arsenic above the action...

What to know about occupational hearing safety

The cost of hearing loss in the workplace Each year, approximately 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous, potentially damaging noise in the workplace.For those who experience hearing loss as a result, the estimated workers' compensation payout from employers is...

Can Technology Help Workers Recognize Mine Hazards?

New NIOSH tool aims to help hazard recognition in mines The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a beta version of new software designed to help miners identify potential safety and health hazards in mines. The EXAMiner...

Listen Up: Occupational Hearing Loss is Still a Problem

New stats from NIOSH on occupational hearing loss According to a recent report, the prevalence of work-related hearing damage has improved less than 1 percent from 1981 to 2010.That’s more than thirty years with minimal improvement. Industries are failing to protect...

Occupational fatigue presents danger, costs employers

Productivity & Health Care Costs For Tired Employees Occupational fatigue affects more than 20 percent of the United States working population. In fact, a National Sleep Foundation report showed that 29% of Americans became sleepy at work, or fell...

Heavy Metal Testing Should Not be Taken Lightly

What's in a name? Despite the "weighty" name, heavy metals can actually be as light as the air you breathe.And, similar to air, toxins from those metals can be invisible. Toxic metals, which include “heavy metals,” are characterized as a select group of...

How to Protect Your Team From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Making Carbon Monoxide Protection a Priority Hundreds of workers experience carbon monoxide poisoning each year.That poisoning typically occur when fuel-burning equipment and tools are used in enclosed spaces without proper ventilation. Risk of exposure...

Breaking Down the Silica Physical Exam

Understanding the OSHA Silica Standard   In 2017 OSHA began to enforce its new silica rule for the construction industry. Less than a year later, the updated standard went in effect for general industry and maritime. OSHA reduced the permissible...

American Heart Association: Workers lack CPR, First Aid, AED training

If a medical emergency occurred at work, which one of your coworkers would respond? According to a recent American Heart Association (AHA) survey, you might have to search for the right person during an emergency.The survey results published on April 28...