What food allergy is and what allergen information food businesses must provide to you. The precautions you need to take if you or someone you know has an allergy. 14 allergens In the UK, food businesses must tell you if they use any of the 14 key allergens as ingredients in the food and drink […]
Anaheim, CA – OSHA’s final rule on walking/working surfaces to address slips, trips and falls in the workplace soon could be a reality, agency administrator David Michaels said Tuesday during a roundtable discussion at the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo. “I believe it will be out while I am still at OSHA,” said Michaels, the […]
Time is running out for OSHA under the Obama administration to complete some of its regulatory priorities. If OSHA stays on track, some new and revised regs could debut early in 2016. OSHA’s fall regulatory agenda lists potential new Final Rules in these areas: Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica (February 2016): Under the proposal, workers’ exposures […]
Just how dangerous are the jobs at your company? The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has just released its preliminary count of workplace fatalities for 2010. The average rate of fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers is 3.5. Keeping that in mind, here are the top 10 occupations with the highest fatality rates: fishers and […]
Filed in Safety, Workplace Rights By Dr. David Michaels For some workers, a simple trip to the bathroom could result in the loss of a job. Poultry-processing workers are sometimes disciplined for taking bathroom breaks while at work because there is no one available to fill in for them if they step away from the […]
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