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Consumer Product Safety Commission Announces Recall of 37 Million Kidde Fire Extinguishers

On November 2, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of about 38 million Kidde fire extinguishers due to reports that they may not function properly in an emergency because of clogs or requiring excessive force to discharge.

NIOSH Evaluates Potential Benefits and Risks of Robotics to Reduce Worker Hazards

NIOSH aims to develop new knowledge, evaluate potential benefits and risks of robots in the workplace, conduct workplace interventions to prevent robot-related worker injuries, and develop guidance for safe interactions between humans and robots.

Worker Safety in Post-Hurricane Cleanup

Disaster cleanup work is extremely hazardous. According to a nationwide network of workplace health and safety groups, more recovery workers could die from the cleaning up after hurricanes Harvey and Irma than were killed by the storms.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Disaster Recovery Workers

After a catastrophic flood and during the cleanup, disaster recovery workers need to protect themselves from life-threatening infectious organisms and toxins that the contaminated floodwaters have left behind on everything.

Common Workplace Safety Hazards

Safety hazards are unsafe working conditions that that can cause injury, illness and death. Safety hazards most commonly include tasks related to working at heights, chemicals, housekeeping, electrical, forklifts, lockout/tagout and confined spaces.

Cal/OSHA Guidance on Exposure to Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires and severe smoke can create dangerous conditions for not only firefighters, but also for the public. Because of the increased risk of exposure to wildfire smoke, Cal/OSHA has issued special guidance on the special precautions to protect people and workers from the hazards from wildfire smoke.