Category Archives: Safety

Advancing automation: Workers worry more about site safety than losing their jobs

Advancing automation: Workers worry more about site safety than losing their jobs

Almost half of all construction workers fear safety could be put at risk on job sites when artificial intelligence (AI) and automation becomes the norm – a higher number than those worried about losing their jobs to robots, a new survey reveals. Safety tops job security as the number one concern in a recent poll […]

What employers need to know about opioid and marijuana testing

What employers need to know  about opioid  and marijuana testing

by Courtney Llewellyn As time continues its relentless march forward, so do the problems affecting human beings. Today, there are new issues both workers and employers have to deal with that had never been of concern in the past. Two exist in a gray area — not illegal but definitely impactful on job performance; one […]

Conveyor transfer point design: Material containment for safety & efficiency

Conveyor transfer point design:  Material containment for safety & efficiency

As tons of material per hour are quickly dropped with great force through receiving chutes onto a receiving conveyor, fugitive cargo often piles up around the frame and dust migrates throughout the area, collecting on idlers, pulleys and floors and affecting air quality. Workers have to continuously clean up the material before it encapsulates the belt, […]

Are you missing dangers right before your eyes?

Are you missing dangers right before your eyes?

How eye tracking can reveal hidden human behaviors and uncover potential hazards. Source: EHS Today: Mike Bartels | April 11, 2019 One split second is all it takes for a life to be changed forever or taken away by a workplace accident. Each year, close to 9,000 people are killed on the job across the U.S. and […]

AEM members weigh in on proposed to ANSI’s essential requirements

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is proposing changes to its Essential Requirements document that are being interpreted as prohibiting an ANSI American National Standard (ANS) from including requirements for: A manufacturer to supply an operator’s manual for each product That someone using the product is required to read and understand it the operator’s manual, […]