Monthly Archives: October 2016


California’s Nonfatal Worker Injuries, Illnesses Remain Stable for 2015

Oakland, CA — The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has posted California’s 2015 occupational injury and illness summary data on employer-reported injuries. According to the estimates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII), California’s overall incidence rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses Read the full article…


Changes to Existing Hazardous Waste Export and Import Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has finalized a rule to improve the nation’s hazardous waste regulations to protect public health and the environment. The updated Hazardous Waste Import and Export Regulations streamline the hazardous waste export and import process, implement mandatory electronic reporting for international shipments and electronically linking Read the full article…


South Eastern States With Highest Rates of Work-Related Deaths

At the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), researchers and funded partners study the causes of work-related deaths within various industries, occupations, and regions to inform prevention efforts. Approximately 12 U.S. workers on average die each day from a work-related injury, with 4,821 U.S. workers dying in 2014 Read the full article…


Hazards in the Grain Industry

Since January 2016, Nebraska and Kansas’ grain-handling industry has had two fatalities and four preventable work-related incidents. As Midwestern farmers reap this year’s harvest, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges industry employers and workers to fully implement safety and health programs including procedures for controlling Read the full article…


Protective Measures Against Tornado and Storm Cleanup Hazards

ATLANTA – Florida’s emergency workers, employers and the public at-large face potentially serious hazards as they begin to recover from Hurricane Matthew, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is urging vigilance during the cleanup. Storm and tornado cleanup may involve hazards related to restoring electricity, communications, Read the full article…

Storm cleanup done by company employees can cause them injury. Listen for tips on how to protect workers from the four major dangers of storm cleanup. https://www.thesafetybrief.com/4-hazards-of-storm-cleanup/ http://www.creativesafetysupply.com