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.
Geneva — Technology, the environment, changes in how work is done and shifting demographics present both challenges and opportunities for the future safety and health of the global workforce, according to new report from the International Labor Organization.
Jefferson City, MO — The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Division of Labor Standards has launched a new website intended to help employers quickly access resources to develop safer, healthier workplaces while saving money on lost time and workers’ compensation.