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

OSHA Safety Training Requirements

Mar 23, 2017
Understanding the OSHA regulations required for your industry can be challenging. OSHA has provided a comprehensive guide to their regulations, definitions, and code to reference when preparing for safety training solutions. Download this free copy and be informed about the OSHA required training for your industry. Click Here to download your Free OSHA Safety Training Handbook.Hazard Recogniti

GAO Will Investigate Skyrocketing Prices For Orphan Drugs

Mar 22, 2017
Acting on a request from three influential U.S. senators, the government’s accountability arm confirmed Tuesday that it will investigate potential abuses of the Orphan Drug Act. The Government Accountability Office still must determine the full scope of the investigation. That scope will take some months, says Chuck Young, GAO’s managing director for public affairs.Earlier this month

Jury reaches verdict in meningitis outbreak murder trial

Mar 22, 2017
A jury in Boston reached a verdict Wednesday in the trial of pharmacist Barry Cadden on murder and racketeering charges in the deaths of 25 patients injected with steroids from his lab. The verdict was to be read in court Wednesday morning. Cadden, who earned tens of millions of dollars as co-founder and head pharmacist at New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., could receive a maximu

Hazmat Crews Called to Home After Report of Intruder

Mar 22, 2017
Crews responded to a hazmat situation Tuesday in Hanover, Massachusetts. Police say a resident on Bates Way called 911 to report an intruder. When officers arrived, they say they found a man on the first floor with a bucket that was emitting vapors. The officers reported the incident to Hanover Fire, who determined it was a hazardous materials situation. Hazmat responders were called to assist at

Overturned tank truck of ethylene glycol in Baltimore

Mar 22, 2017
HMN-Overturned tank truck of ethylene glycol. 5200 gallons in modified MC306. Leak from blank dome captured, contained and stopped. Lost less than 50 gallons. Baltimore City Fire Department 6 Truck and Squad 26 made a quick stop of the leak by tightening the dome down on the gasket. Update: Baltimore City FD Special Operations D shift units responded for an overturned tank truck. The landing gear

OSHA delays effective date of new beryllium rule

Mar 22, 2017
Employers will have some additional time to comply with the new beryllium rule.  OSHA has decided to delay the effective date of its beryllium rule from March 21, 2017 to May 20, 2017. The additional 60 days is in line with a White House memo, “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” issued Jan. 20, 2017. The memo directs federal agencies to review any new or pending regulations and temporarily p

OSHA Launches Campaign to Address Fatalities in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska

Mar 22, 2017
A rise in fatality inspections in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska has OSHA calling on employers to rethink their approaches to worker safety. The agency recently launched its Safe and Sound Campaign to make companies more aware of the services it offers as well as address some common hazards in the region that have led to fatalities including confined space and struck by incidents. “Workplace

Trump Budget Blueprint Proposes 21% Funding Cut for DOL; Would Eliminate CSB

Mar 21, 2017
Washington – The first budget proposed by the Trump administration would cut $54 billion in funding to various segments of the federal government, including the Departments of Labor and Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency. Released March 16, America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again lists the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs as

Dental Damage Claim 3 years After Workplace Fall: Will Comp Cover It?

Mar 20, 2017
This employee was treated for injuries due to a workplace fall. Years afterward, she amended her claim for dental damage. How did a court rule? Dorl Holdren worked as a salesperson for Bon Ton Department Stores in West Virginia. On Jan. 3, 2011, she fell at work. She applied for and received workers’ comp coverage for right eye/head laceration, sprains of both wrists, left knee sprain and left

Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry

Mar 20, 2017
Within the past decade, fall prevention violations are No. 1 on OSHA’s list of most-violated construction standards, and they often result in tragic outcomes for workers and cost businesses a substantial amount of money and damage to their reputations. It is fair to say that the indoor industrial work environment – including factories, warehouses and manufacturing plants – also can harbo