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What's Your Opinion?

Are you concerned about how new laws regarding medical and recreational marijuana will affect workplace safety?

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Sep 01, 2014
Risingstars
YOUNG SAFETY PROFESSIONALS

‘Innovation and Inspiration’

Aug 24, 2014
The National Safety Council is pleased to recognize the 2014 Class of the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. With many outstanding nominations to choose from, 41 honorees were selected. Read More
Medical-marijuana
'HOT BUTTON ISSUE'

Medical marijuana and workplace safety

Aug 24, 2014
Laws and attitudes are changing rapidly regarding medical marijuana, which has been legalized by nearly half of the states in the country. But each state’s law varies, leaving more questions than answers when it comes to employers with safety-sensitive positions. A group of experts – including lawyers, researchers and safety professionals – weigh in. Read More
Near-misses
WHAT IS A NEAR MISS?

Reporting near misses

Aug 24, 2014
Observing and abating hazards before someone gets hurt is vital to ensuring worker safety, and a near-miss program can help. Learn what near misses are, how they work, and how to collect reports on them. Read More
Stateplan_map
'AT LEAST AS EFFECTIVE'?

OSHA releases annual State Plan evaluations

Aug 22, 2014
Washington – Federal OSHA has published its latest annual reports evaluating each of the 27 State Plan states. Read More
Medical-forms
OSHA SEEKING FEEDBACK

OSHA asks: Should employers be cited for discouraging injury reporting?

Aug 14, 2014
Washington – In light of stakeholder concerns that a proposed rule on injury reporting could lead to employer tactics that result in inaccurate data, OSHA is asking for feedback on possible amendments to the proposal. Read More

Does your CEO 'Get it?'

Tell us why on the submission form and your CEO could appear among the 2015 selections.

‘Innovation and Inspiration’

The National Safety Council is pleased to recognize the 2014 Class of the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. With many outstanding nominations to choose from, 41 honorees were selected.

Medical marijuana and workplace safety

Laws and attitudes are changing rapidly regarding medical marijuana, which has been legalized by nearly half of the states in the country. But each state’s law varies, leaving more questions than answers when it comes to employers with safety-sensitive positions. A group of experts – including lawyers, researchers and safety professionals – weigh in.

Reporting near misses

Observing and abating hazards before someone gets hurt is vital to ensuring worker safety, and a near-miss program can help. Learn what near misses are, how they work, and how to collect reports on them.

CDC stops shipping biological materials; closes 2 labs after exposure incidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced July 11 that it had immediately stopped shipment of biological materials – pending review from an advisory committee – after incidents of anthrax exposure and shipment of bird flu. CDC released a report detailing five incidents in the past decade involving dangerous pathogens being sent to labs. The institute has formed an external laboratory safety workgroup in response to the recent incidents.

Safety Leadership: Bring your safety vision to life

There’s some interesting work being done in areas around the world that are known for long histories of conflict. Several organizations are taking a fresh look at how to overcome poverty, factional violence and the legacy of repression that have dominated these environments for so long – and create a different future.

Washington Update: The case against the 'Safety Case'

The federal government has been working to improve chemical facility safety and security, but two concepts intended to further that improvement are seemingly being left behind: Inherently Safer Design and the Safety Case.

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Safety+Health Webinars

OSHA's Top 10: Present and past

December 01
This year’s presentation of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations includes some comparisons with data from previous years.

Were Herbert William Heinrich’s theories valid? Do they still matter?

October 01
Safety professionals generally agree that Herbert William Heinrich had a significant impact on the practice of safety, but whether his influence was positive or negative remains a subject of debate.

25 steps to a safer office

June 01
A job where most of the work tasks are completed while sitting in a chair in a climate-controlled office building would seem less fraught with danger. However, a surprising number of hazards can be present in an office setting.