Itasca, IL — The National Safety Council has launched SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns, a comprehensive, multifaceted effort to help guide employers through the process of safely resuming traditional work and operations now and in a post-COVID-19 pandemic environment.
Washington — Via its Gulf Research Program, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has awarded eight grants totaling nearly $7.3 million to projects aimed at enhancing safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Washington — A total of 73 U.S. hotel companies have committed to the “5-Star Promise” – a pledge to improve employee safety in the industry, including measures designed to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and assault – since its launch in September 2018, the American Hotel and Lodging Association has announced.
Workplace safety committees don't just help identify hazards – they also serve as a launching pad for new initiatives. "Maybe you're not the decision-maker, but you might have a great idea, and you might be able to bring it to the table," one expert says.
Portland, OR — Supervisors who bully employees may negatively affect workplace safety, as well as worker well-being and morale, results of a recent study led by a researcher from Portland State University suggest.
Greenbelt, MD — The theme for the 2019 Firefighter Safety Stand Down is “Reduce Your Exposure: It’s Everybody’s Responsibility,” with a focus on increasing awareness of on-the-job cancer risks among firefighters and emergency medical services workers.