Thomas J. Bukowski

Former associate editor

ARTICLES

Keep young workers safe

Inexperience and communication issues may put them at risk
Statistics show that 15- to 24-year-old workers are twice as likely as their older co-workers to end up in an emergency department for a workplace injury. What makes the workplace more dangerous for young employees, and what can safety professionals do to help?
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Women and PPE: Finding the right fit

Employers need to keep women in mind when purchasing PPE
For personal protective equipment to adequately protect female employees, it must be designed so that they can fit into it. This article explores the challenges women workers still face regarding PPE, and asks them how they believe PPE can be improved.
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Communication tower safety

As the number of structures needing upgrades has increased, so have worker deaths
After 13 workers died at communication tower worksites in 2013 – more than the previous two years combined – OSHA and other stakeholders are taking a closer look at the safety of the industry.
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FATIGUE AFFECTS REACTION TIME, MOTOR SKILLS

Sleepy and unsafe

Why aren't workers getting enough rest?
A poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that many transportation workers whose jobs demand high levels of alertness go to work without a good night’s sleep. What impact does sleepiness have on job safety, including the effects of cumulative lack of sleep, and how does this affect workers across all U.S. industries?
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CSA: Three years in

Recent reports examine how the federal bus, truck rating system assigns safety scores
Is the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program as effective as the agency believes it is? Recent reports have come to conflicting conclusions.
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‘Committed to Zero’

DuPont is the recipient of the 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award
DuPont is the recipient of the 2013 Robert W. Campbell Award, presented annually to an organization that demonstrates how its world-class performance in environmental, health and safety management is linked to its success as a business.
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Staying on track

Rail operations called on to examine behaviors that contribute to incidents
For the first time, the National Transportation Safety Board has placed mass transit operations on its “Most Wanted” list of safety improvements, as recent high-profile incidents spur questions about human behavioral factors and safety culture.
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Office worker ergonomics

Office worker ergonomics

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

New requirements aim to make pilots more prepared, less fatigued
The Federal Aviation Administration recently updated its requirements for commercial pilot qualification and training. But new scheduling requirements aimed at reducing fatigue have some pilot associations, safety advocates and lawmakers questioning why cargo pilots have been excluded.
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