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Approximately 165,000 units are included in this recall, which was issued as a precautionary safety measure. The chairs are being recalled because the front seat support part of the chair can crack and fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
So what do you do, facility managers? Can you train your staff to respond to situations like this so they react “professionally” rather than instinctively? Is it possible to stifle the natural inclination to laugh when you see something like this unfold in front of your eyes?
Today, occupational safety and health is a key component to a successful company’s business plan. The occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession continues to grow and was recently listed in the top half of a Top 50 Jobs in America list.
The EPA has released recommended steps to take for schools with older lighting fixtures in order to reduce potential exposures to harmful levels of PCBs.
The guidance — part of EPA’s efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools — is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail,
This program focuses on the electrical infrastructure of hospitals to improve safety, as well as operational efficiency.
The directive outlines the procedures for carrying out programmed inspections at some of the most hazardous federal workplaces.
OSHA is proposing to issue an interpretation of the term “feasible administrative or engineering controls” as used in the general industry and construction occupational noise exposure standards and to amend its current enforcement policy to reflect the interpretation. Comments are due 12/20/10.
BLS announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2009 to a rate of 3.6 cases per 100 equivalent full time workers, down from a total case rate of 3.9 in 2008.
OSHA will hold an informal public hearing starting January 18, 2011, on the proposed rule revising the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards to improve worker protection from slip, trip, and fall hazards.
According to the BLS, the number of reported nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases that required days away from work to recuperate decreased by 9% in 2009 for private industry, state, and local government. (Note, this number reflects a decrease in construction and overall employment.)