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  • EU worker groups seeking shorter working week September 19, 2018
    The United Kingdom’s (UK) Trade Union Congress (TUC), the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and other European trade unions are calling for a reduced working week, which ETUI researchers argue would deliver benefits of less stress, higher worker satisfaction and increased gender equality. At its annual Congress earlier this month, the TUC’s Director General, Frances […]
  • Job strain, long work hours, and suicidal thoughts September 18, 2018
    September 9-15th, 2018 was National Suicide Prevention week. Workplace suicide and mental health in general are often underrepresented in workplace health and safety discussions. However, globally, more than 300 million people suffer from depression, the leading cause of disability (WHO, 2017). In the US, the suicide mortality rate increased by 24% from 1999 to 2014, […]
  • AHA: FDA not doing enough to curb teen e-cigarette use September 18, 2018
    Don’t count on the tobacco companies to reverse the sharp rise in e-cigarette use among teens. That’s the message the American Heart Association (AHA) is sending to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who promised last week that the federal government would act to curtail youthful e-cigarette use.
  • When it comes to safety, we speak with one voice September 18, 2018
    It didn’t take very long into the first morning of the construction industry safety conference for me to start second-guessing myself. While the prominent event presented a unique opportunity for me to network with contractors and safety directors who work directly in the field, and it allowed me direct access to the people who manage […]
  • Designing a multi-hazard FR PPE program for petroleum refineries September 18, 2018
    Petroleum refineries are laden with various thermal and chemical hazards. Adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) is instrumental in providing a safe work environment for employees to complete the task at hand.
  • New Pelican 9600 LED modular light can light up more than four football fields September 18, 2018
    To offer linear lighting for higher visibility on long job sites, Pelican Products, Inc. (Pelican), the global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems, today introduced the Pelican™ 9600 LED Modular Light. With an optimized, elliptical beam pattern, the 9600 LED Modular Light can cover work areas […]
  • Ergodyne adds leather-wrapped knee pads to ProFlex® Line September 18, 2018
    Ergodyne has announced the release of its new ProFlex® 230LTR Leather Knee Pads, built for protecting the long-term knee health of workers in trades like welding, construction, flooring, concrete work and more. The new addition – a leather-wrapped take on Ergodyne’s popular ProFlex® 230 Knee Pads – provides an option previously unavailable in the safety […]
  • Rockford Systems takes center stage at National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Houston September 18, 2018
    Rockford Systems, LLC., a premier provider of machine safeguarding products and services, announced today that it will participate in the international National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on October 22-24, 2018, where it will unveil safety breakthroughs that can protect workers who maintain and operate […]
  • What you need to know about new fed compliance office September 18, 2018
    The U.S. Labor Department says its new Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI) will strengthen compliance assistance outreach by promoting a greater understanding of federal labor laws and regulations. In announcing the new office last month, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said OCI efforts will help companies prevent violations and protect Americans' wages, workplace safety […]
  • Dräger releases new series of single-gas monitors September 18, 2018
    With the Pac 6000, 6500, 8000 and 8500, Dräger offers a new series of personal single-gas monitors. The monitors detect not only standard gases such as carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide and oxygen (Pac 6000 and 6500), but also special gases such as ozone, phosgene and nitrogen dioxide (Pac 8000).