A companion bill to the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act has been introduced in the Senate. If it passes, OSHA would be directed to issue a standard requiring health care and social services employers to implement workplace violence prevention plans.
A new OSHA resource is providing tips for identifying and responding to suicide warning signs. The document lists five steps for staying alert, noticing warning signs and aiding someone in potential crisis.
Repetitive stress injuries or MSDs can feel minor at first, but worsen over time. The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) provides five tips for preventing these injuries while working. The information covers hand tools, overhead drilling, back injuries, brick laying and vibration exposure.
An Industrial Safety & Hygiene News article discusses the hazard of high winds on industrial sites. The article speaks to safety risks such as struck-bys, slips, trips and falls, and broken power lines. Information is also provided on control methods to ensure worker safety.
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