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Autonomous Cars: Safety Guarantee or Security Risk?

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 17, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Once upon a time, the idea of driverless cars was the stuff of science fiction. Sure, Hollywood could come up with cool effects for futuristic movies, but there was no way it would happen in real life.

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Topics: Logistics and Transportation, Consumer Safety

Huntingburg Safety Director Retires from the Job, Not the People

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 13, 2019 at 7:02 AM

Don Foerster, longtime safety director for the City of Huntingburg, Indiana, announced his retirement this summer. He has served as Huntingburg's safety and risk management director for 24 years, the first person to hold the title.

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Topics: In the News

Increasing Temperatures Prompt Congress to Take Action

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 9, 2019 at 7:18 AM

A new bill in the House of Representatives is tackling a workplace hazard that’s long been disregarded: increasing heat.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, In the News

Manufacturing Recession Amid the U.S.-China Trade War

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 6, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Of all the problems that the manufacturing industry has to deal with, industry leaders would hope that the price of their products isn’t one of them.

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Topics: In the News, Manufacturing

OSHA Responds to Iowa Safety Violation

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 5, 2019 at 2:32 PM

In 2014, 261,930 workers from the private sector, as well as state and local government, missed work due to fall-related injuries. About 798 workers died of their injuries.

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Topics: OSHA, In the News

The Push for E-Scooter Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 2, 2019 at 11:38 AM

These days, it seems like every street corner has a row of scooters, parked and patiently waiting for riders. And if the scooters aren’t parked, they’re in motion – zipping along sidewalks and forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way.

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Topics: Trends, In the News, Consumer Safety

How Secretary Acosta's Resignation Affects Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on July 28, 2019 at 10:09 AM

Joining the list of the Trump administration’s many firings, resignations, and shakeups is the resignation of Alex Acosta on July 12. Acosta was the Secretary of Labor.

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Topics: OSHA, In the News

Unions and Safety for Workers

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on July 8, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Your workers deserve safe and fair working conditions. But before labor unions, they didn’t have much power to negotiate for such conditions.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Utilities, Mining & Metals, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Why You Should Participate in National Safety Month this June

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on June 3, 2019 at 2:01 PM

June is National Safety Month, and if you are a safety professional, or just want to improve safety at your workplace, you should be participating.

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Topics: Events, Workplace Health and Safety, In the News, Safety Observances, Safety Culture

How to Reduce Stress at Work

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on May 31, 2019 at 10:55 AM

For many people, work is one of the biggest sources of stress in life, and understandably so. Having a job is crucial for supporting yourself, and many people are incredibly passionate about what they do for work as well. Combine these factors with deadlines, challenging coworkers, and other problems, and you have the perfect recipe for stress.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Tips

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