Indianapolis – On Tuesday, the National Safety Council hosted its National Awards Celebration at the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo. During the event, NSC honored individuals and organizations that are helping to make roads, communities and workplaces safer.
Indianapolis – Bonnie St. John was a multi-medalist at the 1984 Winter Paralympics, the height of athletic achievement for people with disabilities. She went on to become a Rhodes Scholar, an economist, an advisor to former President Bill Clinton, an author, a leadership consultant, a mother and an inspirational speaker.
Indianapolis – International Safety Equipment Association President Charles Johnson hailed the “instrumental” efforts of several leading safety equipment managers in developing ANSI/ISEA 121, a forthcoming standard on the prevention of objects dropped from heights.
Indianapolis – Everyone has had near misses and minor and major injuries – on and off the job. These incidents are highly common, but, as safety professionals Larry Wilson and Tim Page-Bottorff pointed out, they also are highly preventable.
Indianapolis – OSHA will not begin any significant new initiatives until a permanent assistant secretary is in place, Bill Perry, director of the agency’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance, said Monday during a Technical Session at the 2017 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.
Indianapolis – The preliminary list of OSHA’s Top 10 violations for Fiscal Year 2017 remained largely unchanged from FY 2016, except for one new addition: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) entered the list at No. 9 with 1,523 violations, just ahead of Electrical – Wiring Methods (1,405 violations).
Indianapolis – After four Dow Chemical Co. employees were killed on the job in 2016, it became Laura Ambrose’s mission to change the way the Midland, MI-based company approached serious injury and fatalities.
Indianapolis – A U.S. employer with 1,000 workers could lose about $1.4 million annually because of the effects of sleep deficiency, and the yearly costs for an average Fortune 500 company might hover near $80 million, according to recent research from the National Safety Council and the Brigham Health Sleep Matters Initiative.
Indianapolis – The National Safety Council honored five individuals with the organization’s most prestigious award for safety professionals on Monday during the Opening Session of the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo.