What is Total Worker Health?

What is Total Worker Health?

    28 Apr 2024

Since NIOSH launched its Total Worker Health initiative in 2011, L. Casey Chosewood has witnessed many of its concepts go “mainstream” – especially within workplace safety and health organizations. Chosewood, director of the agency’s Office of Total Worker Health, pointed to the formation of the Society for Total Worker Health in 2022 as more

5 reasons why falls in construction keep happening

5 reasons why falls in construction keep happening

    28 Apr 2024

It’s not a surprise: Falls continue to be the leading cause of death in the construction industry. A recent report from CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training shows the number of fatal falls in the industry rose more than 50% during a recent 12-year period. “It’s definitely a difficult issue and it’s

Hot and cold weather safety for older adults

Hot and cold weather safety for older adults

    04 Apr 2024

Too much heat or cold can be dangerous for anyone, but especially for older adults. As we age, cold weather displaces our body heat fast – faster than when we were younger, according to the National Institute of Aging. As a result, older adults are more susceptible to hypothermia. On top of that, they also

Home pool rules | Safety+Health

Home pool rules | Safety+Health

    03 Apr 2024

Home swimming pools are a great way to cool off, have fun and relax without the hassle of packing up and driving the family to a public facility. But pool ownership brings responsibilities that can’t be taken lightly. “Water brings happiness into people’s lives,” said Thomas Lachocki, former CEO of the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

Keep remote workers safe and healthy

Keep remote workers safe and healthy

    24 Mar 2024

More than a third of employees spent at least some of their time working from home in 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was up from 24% in 2019 – before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic For employers, the obvious effect of this increase is that fewer workers – and their

Advanced Technology Services: 2023 Campbell Award winner

Advanced Technology Services: 2023 Campbell Award winner

    25 Feb 2024

A food processing facility in one instance. An aerospace components plant the next. Technicians and other team members at Peoria, IL-based industrial services provider Advanced Technology Services seldom operate in consistent environments. ATS navigates that reality with a flexible, collaborative safety approach that focuses on employees’ overall well-being. It has proved instrumental: The company is

Difficult conversations | Safety+Health

Difficult conversations | Safety+Health

    25 Feb 2024

Key points Speaking candidly with workers is a skill that can be improved with some simple steps. Going into the conversation with an open mind and listening can help safety pros better understand the situation and correct any issues. Following up and maintaining open lines of communication with workers can help drive safer behaviors. Preparing

Supporting women in construction | Safety+Health

Supporting women in construction | Safety+Health

    25 Feb 2024

Key points More women are entering the U.S. construction workforce. A data analysis conducted in May by CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training shows that in 2022, 11% of construction workers were women – up from 9% in 2011. One industry expert says women in construction long have reported a disparity in

Planning an escape | Safety+Health

Planning an escape | Safety+Health

    19 Feb 2024

If you’re inside a burning home, you may have as little as one or two minutes to escape. That’s why fire safety advocates stress the importance of creating an escape plan. And they want families to practice that plan twice a year – as well as regularly test their smoke alarms. Home fires resulted in

How has the safety pro’s job changed?

How has the safety pro’s job changed?

    21 Dec 2023

Richard Fairfax believes the advent of safety management systems is one of the most significant changes the safety and health field has seen in recent history. A journeyman pipefitter/welder who later went on to a long career at OSHA, Fairfax is now principal consultant for NSC Networks at the National Safety Council. “We still have