occupational safety News

NIOSH: Robots that Work Alongside Humans Bring New Safety Hazards

The increasing use of robots that work alongside humans brings new occupational safety hazards, but there’s not much data available on how to mitigate risks. The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries added to the body of knowledge this …

More Evidence Welding Fumes Raise Lung Cancer Risk

Workers exposed to welding fumes are more likely to develop lung cancer than those not exposed to the fumes, and a new study suggests this holds true regardless of other risk factors like smoking or exposure to asbestos. “Welding fumes …

National Safety Council Says ‘Visual Literacy’ Can Identify Workplace Hazards

Employers can reduce workplace hazards by teaching workers how to see like artists, according to the National Safety Council. The organization isn’t recommending art classes. It says that research by the Campbell Institute in Itasca, Illinois shows that training workers …

Ex-Texas Chemical Firm Exec Gets Prison for Worker Death

A federal judge has sentenced the former president of a Port Arthur, Texas, chemical company to one year in prison for occupational safety crimes that led to an employee’s death. Matthew Lawrence Bowman is the former president and owner of …