Category Archives: Safety

Call for speakers: Safety Leadership Conference

Share your knowledge, expertise, and experience. The Safety Leadership Conference is designed to share best safety practices with companies hoping to achieve world-class safety. Attendees learn from industry experts on how to create a world-class working environment for their employees. The three-day learning and networking experience showcasing keynote speakers and 24 sessions across five learning […]

NAPA launches online work zone safety training

NAPA launches online work zone safety training

Hands-On CrewSafety: Work Zone Training Demonstrations at CONEXPO-CON/AGG GREENBELT, MD — Every year some 20,000 construction workers are injured and an average of 117 are killed in roadway work zones. For paving contractors, effective training is a key part of ensuring workers are able to recognize and mitigate potential safety hazards or unsafe situations. To […]

U.S. Department of Labor announces reforms to ensure mine operators meet benefits obligations

U.S. Department of Labor announces reforms to ensure mine operators meet benefits obligations

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) has taken steps to reform the self-insurance process for coal mine operators to better support the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. The Black Lung Benefits Act requires each coal mine operator to secure the payment of its potential benefits liability by […]

OSHA sets focus on silica enforcement

OSHA sets focus on silica enforcement

Agency revises National Emphasis Program to further target high-risk industries. Stefanie Valentic Feb 07, 2020 With OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica (RCS) standards now in full effect for the general, maritime and construction industries, the agency has announced a revision to its National Emphasis Program (NEP). The adjustments to the directive were enacted in an effort to […]

EPA looks at 3D printing emissions

EPA looks at 3D printing emissions

Source: EHS Today David Sparkman Jan 16, 2020 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing its scrutiny of 3D printing emissions just as recent predictions say the technology is just beginning to revolutionize manufacturing and the supply chain. Working in cooperation with the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), EPA is studying possible harmful emissions that […]