Joe Bush

Former Associate Editor

ARTICLES

Stop-work authority

Empowering workers to halt unsafe situations
Stop-work authority permits any employee at any level to halt a job or task when a hazardous situation appears imminent. “We’ll stop work any time of the week, any hour of the day to prevent that injury,” one safety pro says.
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Working with nanotechnology

Data on health effects is limited
The use of nanomaterials in manufacturing has exploded in this century. As research into safe exposure limits continues, how are employers handling their responsibility to protect employees who work with these valuable but potentially hazardous materials?
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Safety in store: From the back room to the parking lot, retail workers face many hazards on the job

Retail workers experienced a combined injury and illness rate higher than the construction industry in 2016. Experts say top-down commitment is needed to prevent a work environment that values inventory over safety.
Retail workers experienced a combined injury and illness rate higher than the construction industry in 2016. Experts say top-down commitment is needed to prevent a work environment that values inventory over safety.
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Avoiding parking lot perils

Safety in lots, garages takes a collaborative effort
“Parking lots are an afterthought to a lot of people,” one National Safety Council expert says. They also are part of an employer’s premises for OSHA injury-recording purposes.
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