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November 3, 2012
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Weekly News Round-Up“Decibel demons” of the pro tennis tour

Acoustic consultants concerned about the noise levels in Wimbledon once took a digital sound-level meter to record the volley of shrieks let out by Maria Sharapova in 2007. At 103.7, it was a yell equivalent to an ambulance siren…Read More


NSC names leadership winners for advocating teen driving safety

The National Safety Council has announced Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and ADEPT Driver as the winners of its 4th annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards, supported by the General Motors Foundation…Read More


OSHA offers guidance for keeping Hurricane Sandy cleanup workers safe

As the disaster recovery response to Hurricane Sandy begins throughout much of the Eastern United States, OSHA says its field staff is working to provide assistance and support to those involved in the recovery effort…Read More


The din of dining out risks hearing loss

 “As an audiologist,” writes Patricia Greene in the Washington Post, “I was alarmed to read about the sound level at “Bandolero” A check at the spirited Mexican restaurant in Georgetown averaged 105 decibels, the din associated with a power mower…Read More


What hearing loss?

What's too loud: Federal OSHA standards say the ear can tolerate eight hours a day of 90-decibel sound (the sound of a well-tuned power mower), four hours at 95 decibels, two hours at 100 decibels, and so on. Many audiologists say those times should be cut in half…Read More


Safety expert outlines the “6 pillars of safety”

At the National Safety Congress and Expo held last week in Orlando, attendees had the chance to see and hear Paul La Duke. Phil is currently an associate of Rockford Greene International, a Monroe-Michigan based company that specializes in business optimization solutions. He is an emerging thought leader in safety, as well as one of the field’s most aggressive and provocative, not to say prolific, bloggers…Read More


New classes of nuclear weapons workers added to cohort

Former nuclear weapons workers in Tennessee, Texas and Massachusetts are being notified about three new classes of employees being added to the Special Exposure Cohort of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA)…Read More


Smoke-free laws result in fewer hospitalizations and cardiac deaths

A recent study found that smoke-free legislation leads to a sharp decrease in hospitalizations and deaths from heart and respiratory diseases…Read More


New Mexico refinery to pay highest state penalty ever following worker deaths

“Inexcusable” accident

The New Mexico Environment Department says it’s reached a settlement with Navajo Refining of Artesia for citations issued by the Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, or New Mexico OSHA…Read More


ISHN exclusive interview at NSC with Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III (Part 2)

Monday morning October 22 at the National Safety Congress in Orlando, we had the opportunity for an exclusive one-on-one, sit-down  interview with Chesley Sullenberger III. Captain “Sully” successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River with no loss of life after its initial climb out of New York City on January 15, 2009, was disabled due to striking a flock of Canadian geese…Read More


Exploding beer keg kills worker, gets brewery cited

OSHA has cited Portland, Ore.-based Craft Brew Alliance Inc. with 14 alleged serious violations of workplace safety standards following the April 24 death of an employee at the company's Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH…Read More


ISHN exclusive interview at NSC with Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III (Part 1)

American companies are “over-managed and under-led”

Monday morning October 22 at the National Safety Congress in Orlando, we had the opportunity for an exclusive one-on-one, sit-down  interview with Chesley Sullenberger III. Captain “Sully” successfully ditched US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River with no loss of life after its initial climb out of New York City on January 15, 2009, was disabled due to striking a flock of Canadian geese…Read More


EHS managers: Globe-trotting and linked in

More from the 2012 ISHN White Paper

By Dave Johnson

Many global EHS managers travel abroad about once a quarter. Thirty-eight percent make three to four trips to foreign countries each year. And they put in long days at foreign sites…Read More


Crane collapse kills Wisconsin worker

Company fined $21,000

OSHA has cited Lunda Construction Co. of Black River Falls with three serious safety violations after a worker was struck by a section of the crane he was assembling and killed April 20. The incident occurred at a construction site on Highway 41 south of Schuering Road near De Pere, Wisconsin…Read More


BST CEO: We lag “woefully behind” in understanding of risk

On Tuesday afternoon, October 23, National Safety Congress and Expo attendees had the chance to see and hear Colin Duncan, CEO of BST, deliver a keynote address. Colin is responsible for driving BST’s global strategy, corporate vision, and the innovation of new methodologies and approaches to deliver sustainable safety improvements to clients the world over…Read More


NSC names three new board members

The National Safety Council announced the election of three new members to its Board of Directors at the group’s annual meeting, held in Orlando in conjunction with the NSC Congress & Expo. The three individuals accepting two-year terms are:..Read More

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