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October 27, 2012
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Weekly News Round-UpTired, fired trucker ordered reinstated

Company told OSHA he quit

The U.S. Department of Labor has settled its whistleblower case against Tennessee trucking company Mark Alvis Inc., owner Mark Alvis and dispatcher Jack Taylor for terminating an employee who refused to operate a vehicle because he was ill, fatigued and did not have sufficient remaining hours to complete a delivery.
 
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Comforts of an aging EHS Nation

Bigger paychecks and longer titles

The first thing we noticed in this year’s annual White Paper EHS State of the Nation reader survey was age. It could be that morbid mindset that seems to settle in with age: the older you get the more you tend to check ages.

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CIHs get their own public relations campaign

ABIH aims to increase awareness of CIH role, responsibilities

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) will launch an information campaign designed to raise the profile of Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) by explaining who they are and what they do.

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BST CEO: It is time to recalibrate traditional safety

Speaking Tuesday at the National Safety Congress, BST CEO Colin Duncan made these points about workplace safety:

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At the National Safety Congress: Showa Best eco glove is a first

Down on the expo floor, news from Showa Best : GREEN-DEX™ is the world’s first biodegradable disposable nitrile glove, according to the company.

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Captain Sully’s moment of crisis

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo

In an exclusive one-on-one interview Monday morning, Chesley Sullenberger III was asked what is the one most important thing safety professionals should do during a crisis.

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At the National Safety Congress: Topics du jour

From internet forums you get a good idea of the workshops at the Congress and what is on the minds of EHS professionals:

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Firmenich wins highest global safety award

On Monday, the National Safety Council presented its 2012 Robert W. Campbell Award to Firmenich, at the Opening Session of its Congress & Expo. This award is presented annually to organizations that integrate environmental, health and safety (EHS) management with business operations as a cornerstone of corporate success.

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Six safety pros honored at National Safety Congress for lifetime commitments

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo

The National Safety Council is recognizing six individuals with the highest honor it bestows on safety professionals. Each year, Distinguished Service to Safety Awards are presented to individuals who, throughout their careers, have demonstrated outstanding service to the field of safety and health.

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Former Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole honored at National Safety Congress

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo

The National Safety Council has recognized the Honorable Elizabeth Dole with the Council’s Flame of Life Award as one of the century’s foremost leaders in safety. The award, which recognizes significant lifesaving contributions to safety, has only been awarded three times.

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At the National Safety Congress: The economy is back

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo

Thanks to the EHS internet forum, we present the type of topics common at the NSC Congress, and also a list of jobs.

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At the NSC Congress: Top 10 OSHA violations unveiled

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo

The Top 10 for FY 2012 are, in order from one to ten: Fall protection – general requirements; Hazard communication; Scaffolding

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National Safety Congress emerging issue: Just what is AC4P?

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo

We recently had an email conversation with E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor, Center for Applied Behavior Systems, Virginia Tech, on Actively Caring For People – AC4P – the subject of a new book Scott is introducing at the National Safety Congress.

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Exxon Mobil honored for “Nobody Gets Hurt”

The National Safety Council on Monday at the National Safety Congress in Orlando announced Exxon Mobil Corporation is the recipient of the 2013 Green Cross for Safety medal for its comprehensive commitment to safety excellence.

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Election buzz at the National Safety Congress

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo

Of course there is much chatter about the upcoming presidential elections. According to a recent ISHN magazine poll, safety profession will overwhelmingly vote for Mitt Romney.

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Honeywell exec sees economic slowdown since June, 2012

At a press conference held yesterday afternoon at the National Safety Congress and Expo in Orlando, Mark Levy, president of Honeywell’s Life Safety Division, home of Honeywell Safety Products (including Salisbury, BW Technology, Sperian, and Norcross brands) said in response to a question that the U.S. economy maybe has recovered 50% from the depths of the Great Recession of just a few years ago.

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Future date of NSC Congress & Expo

2013 Congress & Expo: Congress: September 28 - October 4, 2013. Expo: September 30 - October 2, 2013
Chicago, Illinois

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2012 National Safety Council Congress & Expo launches year-long celebration of safety

An estimated 6 million lives saved over the past century

The National Safety Council is celebrating 100 Years of Safety over the next year and is launching the commemoration at the 2012 NSC Congress & Expo in Orlando, October 21-25.

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Up and comers

It’s always hazardous to compile lists of who’s who. Deserving folks are always omitted. Nonetheless, here is a list of young or relatively young thought leaders in the EHS field.

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What’s the buzz at the NSC Congress in Orlando?

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson reporting from NSC Congress & Expo

Here is what session topics, keynote speeches, and conversations are about at this year’s NSC Congress and Expo:

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