Fed-OSHA warns retailers to prepare for Black Friday

Fed-OSHA is reminding retailers to keep their workers safe by preparing for the swarms of shoppers racing to get the best deals on Black Friday. The agency guidelines advise retailers to plan for large shopping event by hiring additional staff and and training employees in crowd management, hiring trained security, setting up barricades or rope […]

VA hospital employees exposed to workplace violence

Fed-OSHA has issued notices to the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia for exposing workers to an unsafe workplace. The investigation found violations involving the medical center exposing employees to workplace violence and physical assault, and failing to train employees on prevention and management of workplace violence. WWBT (Richmond, Va.)

Fire chief: 2 employees suffer serious arm injuries in workplace accident

Two employees were hospitalized with serious arm injuries after a workplace accident at VisTech Manufacturing Solutions Cincinnati early Tuesday, a fire official said. The pair was pushing a template into a machine using a piece of plywood when the machine reportedly malfunctioned. WXIX (Cincinnati)

Protecting against noise pollution in labs

Odds are if you’re in a laboratory space, you’re taking precautions against at least one threat category. What about the physical hazards? Are you protected against noise pollution? How big of a problem is it really, and how can lab design and equipment choices affect risk mitigation? Laboratory Equipment

Fed-OSHA fines Boston Wyndham hotel over staff handling of medical waste

Fed-OSHA has cited a Boston hotel for failing to protect workers when they handle bodily fluids. The hotel housekeeping staff, which wants to unionize, has said that they were forced to clean up bodily fluids that were more like hospital waste than that of a typical hotel, saying the hotel’s proximity to Mass General led […]

Plant Engineering 2015 safety study

Respondents to the Plant Engineering 2015 Safety Study identified six high-level findings impacting the manufacturing industries today. Plant Engineering