Monthly Archives: January 2016


NIOSH Report: Coffee Workers at Risk for Lung Disease 2

Obliterative bronchiolitis, an irreversible form of lung disease in which the smallest airways in the lung (the bronchioles) become scarred and constricted, blocking the movement of air, was previously identified in flavoring manufacturing workers and microwave popcorn workers who were occupationally exposed to diacetyl (2,3-butanedione) or butter flavorings containing diacetyl. Read the full article…


VIDEO: Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace violence is an issue that safety professionals need to acknowledge and address. Although some organizations such as health care facilities and late-night retail establishments face increased risks for violence, the potential for a violent incident exists across organizations of all sizes, in all industries and in all geographic locations. Read the full article…


New NSC Award to Recognize Women Leaders in Safety

  The National Safety Council Women’s Caucus is accepting nominations for the first NSC Marion Martin Recognition Award. The award celebrates the accomplishments of women in the safety field. Marion Martin spent her life defying stereotypes and breaking down barriers for women in a multitude of arenas. Her political career Read the full article…

Female Inspector – image for NSC Women’s Caucus

VIDEO: SoCalGas Expects to Stop Aliso Leak by Late February, Possibly Sooner

LOS ANGELES, CA – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced that its relief well project to stop the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak is proceeding ahead of schedule and the company expects to stop the leak by late February, if not sooner. The relief well drilling began Dec. 4, Read the full article…