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In response to a spike in worker fatalities and injuries, OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Trenching and Excavation. The updated NEP supersedes a special emphasis instruction on trenching and excavation OSHA issued in 1985 (CPL 02-00-069). NEPs...read more
A recent National Safety Council (NSC) survey report found that 69% of employees—many of whom work in in safety-critical industries—are tired at work, increasing the risk of injuries and incidents on the job. The report, Fatigue in Safety-Critical Industries: Impact,...read more
Mississauga, Ontario — 3M Fall Protection has issued a global stop use and recall field service action for a “small quantity” of its DBI-SALA 16 Foot Talon Self Retracting Lifelines because of an assembly error. No reports of fall-related injuries related to the...read more
Workers who are healthier are more productive, use less sick leave, and decrease your medical costs. They also tend to be less accident-prone. But workers’ health is not something you control; it’s something they have to take responsibility for on their own. Workplace...read more
October is National Protect Your Hearing Month! In workplaces where noise levels exceed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) action level of 85 A-weighted decibels (dBA) as a time-weighted average, employers must put a hearing conservation...read more
Delaware Valley Safety Council is proud to partner with Two Men & a Truck for the Movers for Military program. This program aims to provide critical assistance to local veterans in crisis - a collection of essential items that will be delivered to veterans living at...read more
By Dennis A. Terpin, PhD, O.H.S.T. EHS Management, Personal Protective Equipment Nationwide, approximately 1.4 million workplaces provide at least some of their employees with respiratory protection. Studies indicate that at these workplaces, gaps exist in either...read more
OSHA is officially seeking to rescind two major parts of its Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule, according to a notice published in the July 30 Federal Register. In the proposed rule, the agency states that it would require covered...read more
According to NIOSH, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths among people ages 16 to 24 in the United States. From 2003 to 2010, 843 workers in this age group died in on-the-job motor vehicle crashes. Young drivers lack the maturity and...read more
Philadelphia — Knowledge is power when it comes to outdoor workers protecting themselves from skin cancer, new research from the American Association for Cancer Research suggests. National Cancer Institute data shows the rates of melanoma – the most serious form of...read more
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