Monthly Archives: January 2019

Protect Employee Health in Cold Conditions

This week’s deep freeze across the Midwest serves as a reminder that extremely cold conditions call for extreme safety measures. But even exposure to moderately low temperatures, wind and water can have serious health consequences. Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, develops when the body is unable to replace heat lost to the environment. In […]

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OSHA Log Reporting Rule Rollback Triggers Lawsuit

Three public health organizations sued the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Jan. 25, a day after it released a final rule eliminating a previously approved requirement for employers with more than 250 employees to electronically submit detailed workplace injury and illness information to the agency. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court […]

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Body Sensors Used to Monitor Fatigue, Reduce Injury Risk

A research paper released today by the American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation features three years of data that demonstrate the benefits using wearable body sensors to monitor fatigue levels and develop interventions to decrease injury risk. The study involved 25 manufacturing workers who wore non-obtrusive wrist, hip and ankle sensors while completing three common […]

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