Favorite Safety+Health articles in 2017

A workplace safety year-end list

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Readers landed on safetyandhealthmagazine.com 2 million times in 2017 and looked at 11,000 different articles. These 10 workplace safety and health stories topped the list:

 

Published in 2017

1OSHA under Trump: A closer look

Legal experts were predicting significant changes for worker safety regulation under the new administration when this feature story appeared in our February issue.


22017 Rising Stars of Safety: 'Eliminating preventable deaths'

Browse photos and bios of 43 young safety professionals recognized by the National Safety Council this year. They will become key players in helping NSC reach its "moonshot" goal to eliminate preventable deaths in our lifetime, Deborah A. P. Hersman, NSC president and CEO, explained in her introduction.


3Fatigue and worker safety

Fatigue has been in the spotlight as a safety risk in the workplace. Experts say employers, as well as workers, play a role in combating the issue.


47 tips for an effective workplace safety committee

Safety+Health shares seven tips from veteran safety professionals Carl Potter and Richard Hawk on making safety committee meetings more enjoyable.


5OSHA’s Top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2017

Safety+Health presents the data on OSHA's "Top 10" list of most-cited violations for fiscal year 2017. Find out which violation is making its first appearance on the list, and read a Q&A with Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the agency's Directorate of Enforcement Programs.


 

From the archives, remaining popular in 2017

611 tips for effective workplace housekeeping

Good housekeeping is crucial to safe workplaces. Experts agree that all workplaces – from offices to manufacturing plants – should incorporate housekeeping in their safety programs, and every worker should play a part.


7Recognizing hidden dangers: 25 steps to a safer office

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.


87 common workplace safety hazards

Members of the National Safety Council Consulting Services Group travel across the country – and the world – to visit worksites and conduct safety audits. They share with Safety+Health seven hazards they frequently spot, and offer advice on preventing them.


9Reporting 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.


10Office worker ergonomics

Safety+Health shares – in pictures – how the National Safety Council conducts ergonomics assessments of workers' desks and chairs to help prevent MSDs.

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