American Society of Safety Professionals is your source for insights on trends in the safety profession, including developments in safety management, worker safety, government and regulatory affairs and standards.
This week's Safety News You Need highlights a bill to protect healthcare and social service
workers; reviews the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on worker mental health and the need to understand the difference between well-being and wellness; and shares tips for using PPE to protect workers operating in cold weather.
- Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have reintroduced the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act. The bill would direct OSHA to issue a standard requiring employers in the healthcare and social service sectors to develop and implement violence prevention plans. Read more
- A recent survey found that approximately 46% of U.S. workers have struggled with mental health issues since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how organizations are helping their workers address these issues and steps you can take to improve worker mental health. Read more
- To best protect your workers, it’s important to understand the differences between wellness and well-being, and the role each approach plays in creating a safe, healthy work environment. Read more
- Frigid temperatures can have a major impact on worker safety and health. NIOSH researchers explain the physiological response to working in the cold and discuss how PPE can provide relief. Read more