Get Ready for Safe + Sound Week, August 13-19, 2018

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to raise awareness and understanding of the value of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in workplaces. Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards […]

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Sponsors Don’t Fry Day

To help reduce rising rates of skin cancer from overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day (May 25th) as Don’t Fry Day to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. […]

Ergonomic Principles Can Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).  Lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively have all been identified as risk factors.  MSDs such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, […]

Hazard Communication Program is Essential to Worker Safety

Employers that have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard to implement a hazard communication program. The program must include labels on containers of hazardous chemicals, safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous chemicals, and training for workers. Each employer must also describe in a written program how it will meet […]

OSHA Launches Annual Heat Illness Prevention Campaign

OSHA’s Heat Illness Prevention Campaign, launched in 2011, educates employers and workers on the dangers of working in the heat. Through training sessions, outreach events, informational sessions, publications, social media messaging and media appearances, millions of workers and employers have learned how to protect workers from heat. Our safety message comes down to three key […]