While state-plan states are required to include public sector workers in their protections, federal OSHA can only enforce its standards in the private sector. Read the article for an overview of the standards that apply to public sector workers in federal OSHA states.
It's no secret that the American workforce is growing—literally. With over a third of the American population now classified as obese, have you considered the impact of your workers' expanding waistlines on workplace safety? Read the article for expert insights from two presenters at Safety 2014.
At Safety 2014, the annual conference held by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Jon P. Koppari, an instructor with OSHA’s Directorate of Training and Education Office for Construction Safety Training, spoke to an audience of safety professionals about the a hazards associated with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the reasons for the industry’s high fatality rate.
At the recent conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) in Orlando, Florida, demographic changes in the American workforce were a common theme throughout many sessions. With American workers becoming heavier, older, and more diverse, what are the ramifications for workplace safety, and what should you do to prepare? Read the article to learn what one expert had to say about addressing generational diversity in the workforce.