OSHA Announces Heat Illness Protection Program


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) focused on heat hazards, effective April 8. Under the NEP, OSHA will be conducting proactive inspections for heat-related hazards – in both outdoor and indoor work environments. It thus behooves employers to ensure they have implemented appropriate safety measures to protect employees from such hazards before potentially coming under OSHA’s attention.

Summit Reflects Everyday HR/Safety Shared Challenges


Specialists in either safety/health or human resources, or generalists responsible for both, found abundant common ground May 17 at TRSA’s HR, Health & Safety Summit in Chicago. All benefited from practical, hands-on analysis of trends, issues and techniques they could use to improve their corporate cultures. They went home with numerous ideas thanks to presentations specific to the industry or covering best practices from other industries, as well as peer-to-peer sharing.

Breakthroughs … Textile Services’ May Focus on Innovation


The cover article in this month’s Textile Services focuses on a series of plant innovations. Common themes among the operators cited in this piece, titled “Innovation – ‘Every Problem Is an Opportunity,'” include breakthroughs in automation, resource conservation and ergonomics. Highlights from the article appear below.

HR & Safety Keynote Warns of Threats of ‘Nuclear Verdicts’


Michael Halter, director of loss control at Haylor, Freyer and Coon Inc., Syracuse, NY, will keynote this year’s TRSA HR, Health & Safety Summit scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, in Chicago. Halter, a certified safety professional with more than 30 years of safety and health consulting experience, will provide an outside perspective on how to be safe and compliant in today’s ever-changing landscape.

Spring into Action: TRSA to Host Six In-Person Events in May


From coast to coast, TRSA is hosting a series of in-person events in May, ranging from a state legislative conference in Albany, NY, to a pair of regional town halls in Chicago and Long Beach, CA, plus several summits focused on issues such as fleet vehicles, human resources and safety.