Occupational safety and health (OSH) also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety (OHS) or workplace health and safety (WHS) is an area concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational safety and health programs include to foster a safe and healthy work environment. OSH may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment. In the United States the term occupational health and safety is referred to as occupational health and occupational and non-occupational safety and includes safety for activities outside work.
In common-law jurisdictions, employers have a common law duty to take reasonable care for the safety of their employees. Statute law may build upon this to impose additional general duties, introduce specific duties and create government bodies with powers to regulate workplace safety issues: details of this will vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Perhaps this proposal from Oregon’s chief of its Occupational Safety and HealthDivision won’t accomplish the impossible, but it certainly has Oregon residents hopping mad ...Michael Wood, administrator of the state’s department of Occupational Safety and Health, said ...
In a statement, the DemocraticNursingOrganisation of SA (Denosa) in Gauteng said it was a serious concern as this appeared to be poor compliance with the Occupational Health and SafetyAct by the department ... The fact that the fire raged on for many hours proves that occupational safety measures are not adequately adhered to at the hospital.”.
ANDERSON – Indiana Sen. MikeBraun is among the lawmakers who have introduced legislation to revive an Occupational Safety and Health Administration program that encourages business to adopt rigorous health and safety standards for their employees ... .
“Most of the fishing vessels usually lack sufficient onboard safety equipment, and are often operated for extended periods without undergoing safety inspections ... Have improved occupational safety and health and medical care at sea, and that sick or injured fishers receive care ashore; and receive sufficient rest for their health and safety.
Wang and Hu have extensive experience at the transportation ministry, particularly in matters related to railway safety. “The public is expecting that … the TRA, a government agency, will begin to operate like a corporation and address occupational safety issues.
With vaccinations becoming more widespread and with new safety measures in place, MARTA will restore all of the suspended routes. It still plans to limit occupancy on buses – there will be no “standing room only.” If the seats are full, you’ll have to wait for the next bus ... ....
In most of the country, schools resumed in-person education and stores, shopping centers and restaurants reopened with occupancy restrictions and in-store health and safety measures. In the affected municipalities, sports and physical activities for groups of up to six people are now also allowed ...Portugal's border with Spain remains closed ... Enditem .
Research by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health determined that female farmworkers are twice as likely to experience pesticide-related illnesses and injuries as are male farmworkers, even if the women don’t directly handle pesticides.