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November 2012 Archives

Lack of fall protection leads list of workplace safety violations

When it comes to workplace injuries, it's well known what the usual suspects are. This knowledge isn't merely anecdotal. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has an information system that supplies a list of the ten most frequently cited violations of workplace place safety standards.

Can chemical exposure at work cause breast cancer?

Breast cancer in women is one of the most high profile cancers in the country. The breast cancer research stamp is only one of many awareness-raising efforts aimed at getting the word out about the need to devote resources for fighting the disease.

Green jobs and workplace safety: OSHA's role

There is broad agreement in American society that recycling is important. Indeed, it is becoming more important by the day, as part of the quest to reduce our environmental footprint. As part of this quest, policy makers talk frequently of creating "green jobs."