Category Archives: Coastal / DuPont

10 Incredible Facts About Breasts (Bonus: How to Administer a Breast Exam)

Oct 04, 2016
Photo Credit: Cienpies Design/ 123RF So we’re straying a little bit from our usual topics involving workplace safety because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For those of you never touched by the dark, rampant reign of cancer of any kind, you’re lucky. When it comes to breast cancer, it is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. [3] Additionally, 1 in 8

9 Ways to Save Your Body From Lasting Effects of Hard Labor

Sep 23, 2016
Good ‘ol fashion manual labor can certainly be tough on the body of the working man (and woman!). In fact, the National Bureau of Economic Research States that “The rate at which health deteriorates with age is faster in manual occupations than in non-manual occupations. For many people, work wears out their health” [3]. Now, this doesn’t apply to every person, and there

Cultural Competency: We’re Depending On You

Sep 13, 2016
Seriously, We’re Depending On You In a harmless social setting among family and friends, we virtually can’t talk about race, culture or gender disparities in America without there being some sort of disagreement regarding our perceptions about how said disparities unfold in front of our very eyes. Everyone seems to have something to say about religion, age, sexual orientation and cou

Safety Tolls to Match the Time: OSHA Penalties Rise to Accommodate Inflation

Jul 08, 2016
The year is 1990. Pretty Woman was one of the top grossing movies, and we were on the brink of one of the most technological advancements of all time. Grunge was starting to be the fashion, and the wild, loud, erratic styles of the ’80’s were on their way out (gone, but never forgotten). It was also the last time OSHA made any changes or upgrades to the ways in which they penalize comp

Dirty, Filthy Blood

Jul 01, 2016
“VICE: Tell us about yourself. Do you consume human blood? Galatea: I am a modern vampire. I was awakened at a very early age. It is part of who I am. It’s very beautiful, very spiritual. I do consume real human blood. Oh yes, I have read all the medical hoo-ha about no human having any medical or psychological need for blood. I personally, do not care what modern medicine or the psych

Your First Reaction in the Event of a School or Workplace Shooting

May 24, 2016
It’s sad. It’s tragic. It has an impact profound enough to rattle an entire nation; launching citizens, students and employees into a state of fear and panic. While science and research hasn’t quite allowed us to pinpoint the mental and psychological reasons behind why school or workplace shootings take place, we have been able to pinpoint what steps should immediately be taken i

10 Safest Companies In America and the ‘Extraordinary’ Ways They Did It

Dec 01, 2016
10 Safest Companies In America and the ‘Extraordinary’ Ways They Did ItEHS Today recently announced their “2016 America’s Safest Companies Awards” (HERE) There are no clear criteria on the results page as to how this is judged but the application form (download here) makes for interesting reading – the first few pages are devoted to extensive details of your injury frequency rates, O

Obamacare ‘Replacement’ Might Look Familiar

Nov 30, 2016
The Affordable Care Act transformed the medical system, expanding coverage to millions, injecting billions in tax revenue, changing insurance rules and launching ambitious experiments in quality and efficiency.Less of that might disappear under President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to “repeal and replace Obamacare” than many believe, say policy analysts. Republicans promising

Congress Poised To Pass Sweeping Law Covering FDA And NIH

Nov 30, 2016
Legislation to bolster medical research and revamp the way new drugs and medical devices are approved is on the fast track through a Congress that has had little success to celebrate this year. The House could vote Wednesday on a vast bill that stretches nearly a thousand pages and holds changes large and small for the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. Analysts ar

5 things the next generation of construction leaders wants you to know

Nov 30, 2016
Over the last seven weeks, Construction Dive has spoken with 10 young professionals from their early 20s to their early 40s about their goals for a career in construction. These individuals represent many — but certainly not all — of the different roles, backgrounds and experiences at work in the field today. Some have taken up the mantle of implementing new technology and green building pract

Complaint about Fall Hazards Results in OSHA Inspection

Nov 30, 2016
OSHA paid an unannounced visit to one of Hua Da Construction sites and it turned out to be more than a social call for a Philadelphia contractor. The federal occupational safety and health agency on Nov. 9 issued citations for one alleged repeat and one alleged serious safety violation. Total proposed penalties are $72,511. An inspection began on June 10 after OSHA received a complaint alleging th

Health Anxiety May Increase Risk of Heart Disease

Nov 29, 2016
Bergen, Norway – Worrying about heart disease and other serious illnesses may boost your risk of developing heart disease, according to a recent study. Using the Hordaland Health Study, a long-term research collaboration in Norway, researchers analyzed data on more than 7,000 people and concluded that the “worried well” – people who are healthy but preoccupied with possible maladies – we

$247K OSHA Fine For Trench Collapse Death, Part of Disturbing Trend

Nov 28, 2016
A worker who was killed while helping to install a sewer line had escaped trench collapses twice within a month of his death. OSHA has issued two willful and two serious violations to KRW Plumbing LLC of Jamestown, OH for:not providing trench cave-in protection failing to protect workers from excavated material falling or rolling into a trench, and failing to train workers in recognizing trench

Complaint About Fall Hazards Results in OSHA Inspection

Nov 28, 2016
OSHA paid an unannounced visit to one of Hua Da Construction sites and it turned out to be more than a social call for a Philadelphia contractor. The federal occupational safety and health agency on Nov. 9 issued citations for one alleged repeat and one alleged serious safety violation. Total proposed penalties are $72,511. An inspection began on June 10 after OSHA received a complaint alleging th

NSC Estimates 400+ People Will Die in Traffic Crashes During the Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 21, 2016
The National Safety Council estimates that as many as 437 people may be killed and 50,300 seriously injured in motor vehicle-related crashes during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. This estimate is 12 percent higher than the average number of fatalities – 391 – that have occurred during the previous six Thanksgiving holiday periods, NSC states in a press release. “During the holidays, many

More States Where Pot Is Legal: What Should Employers Do?

Nov 21, 2016
Election 2016 has produced three or four additional recreational marijuana states and three more where medical pot will be allowed. Do employers have to change their drug policies? The answer: For the most part, no, but be careful. Voters approved recreational pot in California, Massachusetts and Nevada. It appears Maine voters also approved recreational weed, but the margin was very close and a