Tag Archives: workplace injuries and illnesses

Safe + Sound Week 2020: Recognizing Successful Safety & Health Programs

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Safe + Sound 2020 marks the fourth year of the nationwide workplace safety awareness event.   Safe + Sound Week 2020 Returns in August The Occupation Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) 4th annual Safe + Sound Week returns this August, from the 10th to the 16th. The nationwide event is […]

Establishing an Effective COVID-19 Prevention Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. If wanting to reopen successfully, businesses across the country should be ready to implement a COVID-19 Prevention Program.   COVID-19 Prevention Programs: Essential for Reopening As the country continues to struggle to reopen, many businesses are taking the opportunity to develop COVID-19 Prevention Programs for their workplaces. These programs will […]

National Safety Month 2020: Weeks Three and Four of NSM 2020

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The topics for National Safety Month 2020 are Mental Health, Ergonomics, Building a Safety Culture, and Driving.   National Safety Month 2020: NSM 2020, Continued According to the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds in the United States. NSC, a nonprofit founded […]

National Safety Month 2020: Weeks One & Two of NSM 2020

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The topics for National Safety Month 2020 are Mental Health, Ergonomics, Building a Safety Culture, and Driving.   National Safety Month 2020: Safety is Essential Workplace safety obligations do not stop in the face of a pandemic. While the world readjusts to new health and safety behaviors and practices, employers […]

CDC Guidelines to Creating and Maintaining Healthy Workspaces After COVID-19

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. As many employers around the United States prepare to reopen their doors, employees are feeling uncertain about the preparations being made for their protection.   Employers Look to Reopen in COVID-19 Aftermath Using CDC Guidelines On May 4, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that some low-risk business will be […]

Occupational Noise Exposure, Ototoxicants & the Year of Sound

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Employers must take certain measures to ensure that their workers are protected from harmful occupational noise exposure.   Occupational Noise Exposure: From Construction Yards to 250 Miles Above Earth From sports venues to construction yards, occupational noise exposure has largely been accepted as just another workplace hazard. In fact, occupational […]

Occupational Silica Inhalation Regulations Under Fire

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. A case report regarding silica-related diseases in the engineered stone fabrication industry has prompted lawmakers to review inhalation standards.   Regulators Seek Review of Occupational Silica Inhalation Following Case Report In October 2019, the U.S. House Committee of Education and Labor issued a letter to the Department of Labor regarding […]

The Cal OES HMBP Program

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The HMBP program provides vital information in the event of a release or threatened release of a hazardous material.   This article is part of a special dedicated series that covers California CUPAs and the Unified Program. For a complete overview, see the June 2019 NES article California CUPA Overview: […]

National Safety Month 2019

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The topics for National Safety Month 2019 are Hazard Recognition, Slips, Trips, and Falls, Fatigue, and Impairment.   National Safety Month 2019 Begins In the United States, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. This statistic comes from the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit founded in […]

Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cal/OSHA maintains a state health & safety plan that differs in some elements from the federal OSHA plan.   Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA: An Overview Since its establishment in late 1970, federal OSHA has maintained authority over assuring worker health & safety in the United States through a variety of […]