Beyond the Ambulance: On-Site Paramedic Staffing

Beyond the Ambulance: On-Site Paramedic Staffing

The face of occupational health and safety is changing. Many manufacturing facilities have realized that having a paramedic on-site has many benefits. Paramedics today are stepping into the occupational health setting by staffing on-site clinics and providing medical...
OSHA’s Stance on the Use of Noise Cancelling Headphones in the Workplace

OSHA’s Stance on the Use of Noise Cancelling Headphones in the Workplace

A colleague recently received a pair of noise cancelling headphones as a gift during the holiday season. In an office surrounded by the buzz of phones, printers, and watercooler discussions of the latest binge-worthy shows; I decided to mask my jealousy by researching...
Be Thankful for Your Hearing This Thanksgiving

Be Thankful for Your Hearing This Thanksgiving

As we sit around the table with friends and family this Thanksgiving listening to the stories, laughter, and maybe even the occasional groan-worthy dad joke (“What is a turkey’s favorite dessert? …… peach gobbler!”), we should be thankful for our hearing. ...
World Hearing Day is March 3, 2019

World Hearing Day is March 3, 2019

Can you hear me now?  The World Health Organization (WHO) is going to make sure that you HEAR all about it.  Puns aside, on World Hearing Day 2019, the WHO is releasing an app that will allow you to check your hearing from the comfort of your own home.  The app* will...
OSHA Releases TOP 10 Violations of 2018 with One Surprise

OSHA Releases TOP 10 Violations of 2018 with One Surprise

As expected, OSHA announced 2018’s Top 10 Violations this past week and the only surprise took the #10 spot. This past year, 1,536 violations citing CFR 29 126.102 were recorded—that’s the standard for Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment that focuses on eye...