Salem, OR — Oregon OSHA is inviting all employers in the state to take part in its 16th annual “Safety Break for Oregon” to help raise awareness and promote “the value of keeping people safe and healthy” on the job.
Portland, OR — Older workers feel more stress than their younger colleagues when employers don’t provide the support and resources necessary for employees to do their jobs well, results of a recent study from Portland State University suggest.
Washington — The National Transportation Safety Board has included two new issues on its 2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, while reiterating the need for increased implementation of collision-avoidance technologies.
Washington — Department of Labor Inspector General Scott Dahl states that his office is “currently reviewing the integrity of the rulemaking process” at OSHA and DOL in a Jan. 25 written response to five lawmakers.
New York — Construction worker fatalities remain on the rise in New York state while continuing to decline in New York City, according to an annual report released by the advocacy group New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health.
Oxford, England — Employees who are bullied or experience violence at work may face an additional stressor – an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a recent study of Scandinavian workers suggests.
Dallas — Smoking bans in workplaces and public places may help promote lower systolic blood pressure among people working in or living near these settings, suggests a recent study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota.