New York — About half of mobile app-based bicycle delivery workers in New York City say they’ve been involved in a crash or other incident while on the job, according to the results of a recent survey.
Washington — Prompted by a recent spate of deaths during diving operations, particularly at power generation facilities, OSHA has issued a safety alert on diving work performed near drains, tunnels, pipes and valves.
Boston — U.S. employers spent more than $1 billion a week on the most disabling injuries in 2018, according to the 2021 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index – an annual ranking of serious, nonfatal workplace injuries.
Brussels — Anticipating and managing change brought by demographic, digital and green transitions, along with changes to the “traditional work environment,” is one of three objectives in the European Union’s six-year strategic plan to identify and address workplace hazards.
Columbus, OH — The physical benefits that exoskeletons provide to the musculoskeletal system may be negated by the “mental strain” that results when workers wearing the devices perform tasks that require them to think about their actions, results of a recent study conducted by researchers from Ohio State and Texas A&M universities indicate.
Arlington, VA — Alarmed by a recent surge in fatal and nonfatal work-related injuries involving powered haulage activity, the Mine Safety and Health Administration on July 20 will host a national Stand Down for Safety Day to help educate miners and employers in a bid to reduce injuries.
New York — A recent string of construction worker deaths has prompted the New York City Department of Buildings to begin conducting “zero-tolerance” safety sweeps at thousands of the largest and most complex construction sites in all five boroughs.