Hurricanes put a spin on 2005, but Jonathan Snare, Rich Fairfax and Paula White, three of OSHA's key players, are looking forward to smoother sailing in 2006.
In the wake of layoffs and factory closings, Michigan lawmakers Tuesday passed a bill that would prevent the state from adopting an ergonomics standard, claiming it only would aggravate Michigan's job economy.
Hand tools have been in existence since prehistoric times. The transition from the primitive Flintstone-era stone wedges to sophisticatedly engineered tools has changed the way work is performed today.
Strategy is not just for executives or others having to make survival decisions. It's a critical process for any safety leader interested in making substantial change happen, especially with thinning resources.
Despite strong criticism, OSHA officials say technical assistance, not enforcement, is the first line of defense in an emergency.
Do you know the order in which to train employee groups on ergonomics? It's one of many planning elements that can make or break an ergonomics training program.
Using a simpler approach to ergonomics and stressing design that fits actual workers can reduce costs and result in a safer, more productive workplace.
Choosing the right hand tool for a job can protect workers from painful injuries and improve productivity at the same time.
Tasks such as carrying boxes or lifting crates lead to hundreds of thousands of injuries a year. Here are some steps you can take to assess the risks in your workplace and reduce this costly occupational hazard.
Keeping adequate written programs and records in these four basic areas will help you protect your company against potentially significant OSHA citations.