Worker Protection Articles

  • The safe extraction of valuable raw materials: robots automatically dismantle monitors containing mercury, while protecting workers’ health at the same time

    Machine handles up to 45 monitors per hour. According to initial projections, around three million LCD screens will be recycled in Germany in 2016. However, their backlighting system often contains mercury, which means they are classified as ‚hazardous waste‘ in accordance with the EWC, and as ‚Collection Group 3‘  in accordance with the Electrical and Electronic ...

  • 10 Emergency Eyewash Best Practices

    A chemical eye injury is something to avoid at all costs; it’s a painful and frightening experience and one that may leave a person blinded for life. So if your workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals and other substances, it’s imperative that you do everything you can to ensure that your ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Countering Caught-In Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Worksafe BC says health authorities are not doing enough to protect health care workers against violence.

    Workplace violence is a serious safety concern, especially among health care workers who suffer the highest rate of assaults of any industry. Under employment laws employers have an important obligation to protect or address workplace violence. However, statistics from WorkSafeBC show 3722 health care workers were injured by violence at work between 2005 and 2012. Every year about two million ...


    By SafetySmart

  • How to Evolve Safety from Protection to Prevention to Prediction

    I’m in the market to buy a new car. My shopping experience thus far has led me to be absolutely amazed by how much has changed in the automobile landscape in just a few years. The vehicle I’m replacing is only 6 years old, but in terms of technology and capability it already feels like an antique. One observation that stands out is the amazing pace of change in car safety. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • What you need to know about Lone Working

    Staying safe and being prepared for the unexpected With lone working on the rise lately a lot of people may be wondering; exactly what constitutes this practice and what are the health & safety requirements? A lone worker is essentially defined as an employee who works by themselves without direct supervision, perhaps on a remote site, in their own home or on the move. It can ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four – What you need to know about falls from height

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • A Leap in the Dark – Safety Precautions in Confined Spaces

    Considering the Risks, Preparation and Appropriate PPE Mentioning ‘confined spaces’ probably conjures up some fairly potent claustrophobic – and not entirely pleasant – images in the mind for most. However, do you really know what to look out for and how to address the inherent dangers of entering these spaces? Work within a confined space is likely to be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Comments on 2011 Proposed SNURs Prompt Proposal Regarding Hierarchy of Controls

    On July 28, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to the existing regulations governing significant new uses of chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to align these regulations with revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communications Standard (HCS), as well as changes to the OSHA ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NIOSH Explores Workplace Exposure to Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

    The May 2016 issue of NIOSH Research Rounds includes an item entitled “Research Explores Workplace Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes.” The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) summarizes the following two published papers by NIOSH ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NIOSH Extends Comment Period on Draft CIB on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials

    On February 10, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice extending the comment period on the draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials. As reported in our January 22, 2016, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Announces Revisions to Its Worker Protection Standard

    On September 28, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced revisions to its worker protection standard. EPA states that these revisions are intended to “enhance the protections provided to agricultural workers, pesticide handlers, and other ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NIOSH Announces Publication of Paper from Industrywide Study on Carbon Nanotube and Nanofiber Exposure

    On April 27, 2015, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced publication of “Carbon Nanotube and Nanofiber Exposure Assessments: An Analysis of 14 Site Visits” in Annals of Occupational Hygiene.  The paper is the second report from NIOSH’s Industrywide Study.  According to NIOSH, the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Gold mine cover structure improves environmental protection while increasing worker safety case study

    Located in northern Ontario, near the Town of Cochrane, Detour Lake has more than 15 million ounces of gold in reserves and an expected annual production of over 650,000 ounces. Detour Gold Corporation, a Canadian gold exploration and development company, is the developer. Detour Lake is on track to becoming Canada’s largest operating gold mine. Constructing a cover structure for their ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • Wilderness protection and the art of compromise

    Wilderness legislation in the U.S. increasingly requires broad support from a variety of constituents who may or may not see eye to eye On Sept. 3, 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, officially setting aside 9.1 million acres of federal land “where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor ...


    By Ensia

  • Managing Temporary Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

    In recent months OSHA and NIOSH have begun cracking down on organizations for their historically lax treatment of temporary workers in regard to safety. The reasoning for this increased attention, along with subsequent stiff fines is twofold. According to Dave Michaels, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor, there are 23% more temporary workers in the job market than there were before the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Deadly Hexavalent Chromium in Soil

    Merging technologies will change over Hexavalent Chromium in soil to Trivalent Chromium, effectively stopping Hexavalent Chromium from becoming dangerously airborne or becoming even more deadly by migrating into the water table. There are three valences of Chromium: 1) Chromium—safe to humans, 2) Trivalent Chromium—safe and an essential element in humans and 3) Hexavalent ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Noise in the printing industry: Safeguarding the hearing of workers

    Why failing to monitor noise levels could open your company to lawsuits Noise at work might be synonymous with construction and manufacturing industries but it can also be a significant problem in the printing trade. Failing to monitor and control noise levels in the printing industry can result in workers suffering from ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Health monitoring of NPP workers

    The aim of the study is to assess the health status of Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant personnel in association with their occupational exposure to low doses of ionising radiation (IR) as well as with other factors of their working environment and to determine the probability of the occupational exposure to be a reason for the diagnosed malignant diseases (Probability of Causation – PC). More than ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wal-Mart agrees to upgrade safety policies at 2,900 stores to settle OSHA charges

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has agreed to improve worker safety and health conditions in nearly 2,900 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, resolving two Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforcement actions over alleged violations at a store in New York state, the agency announced Aug. 7. The corporate-wide settlement includes provisions for Wal-Mart to improve safety and health policies and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

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