Itasca, IL — A new report from the National Safety Council is aimed at better informing employers and policymakers on the availability and reliability of impairment detection technology, along with considerations for implementation.
Washington — Legislation recently introduced in the House would direct NIOSH to create a national workplace training program aimed at helping employers recognize, respond to and prevent on-the-job impairment.
In Episode 21, the S+H editorial team discusses an emerging cannabis impairment issue: delta-8 THC. Also, John Newquist, an author, trainer, consultant and former OSHA inspector, shares his insights on scaffolding safety.
Chicago — The American Medical Association has updated its Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, “used extensively in the United States and abroad as a critical input to determining fair compensation for individuals with work-related injuries.”
Itasca, IL — The National Safety Council is calling on employers to consider more than substance misuse when addressing workplace impairment, in response to the results of a recent council survey showing that 90% of employers are concerned about mental health and chronic stress impacting worker safety.
When you hear the words “impairment at work,” alcohol or substance abuse likely comes to mind. But according to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, impairment encompasses much more.