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List of possible projects to strengthen workplace health and safety in Bangladesh
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On May 7th, representatives of the organizations listed below heard presentations from the Embassy of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s International Labor Affairs Bureau on ongoing efforts to improve safety and health in the 3,600 cut-and-sew factories that make up Bangladesh’s “ready made garment” industry.


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OSHA deputy outlines agency priorities

By Dave Johnson
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Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary at OSHA, give a quick, 20-minute snapshot of his agency’s current priorities on Wednesday, May 7 at an event sponsored by ASSE – “Occupational Safety & Health in Global Workforce Sustainability.” The half-day meeting was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Temp worker safety was at the top of Barab’s list. OSHA is concerned about fatalities among inexperience temps, many who will work numerous “first days on the job” in a year.


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What makes for a “high sustainability” corporation?

By Dave Johnson
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Robert G. Eccles, a professor at the Harvard Business School, presented findings from a study he helped conduct on attributes of high sustainability companies on Wednesday, May 7 at an event sponsored by ASSE – “Occupational Safety & Health in Global Workforce Sustainability.” The half-day meeting was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.


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Plan your expo visits with online tools, floorplan

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With more than 500 exhibitors showing their products and services at the ASSE Professional Development Conference & Exposition, it’s not a bad idea to plan your itinerary in advance, so you won’t miss something you really want to see.


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ASSE’s 2014 Triangle Award for Heroic Dedication goes to Stefan Bright

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The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is proud to announce Stefan Bright as the winner of the 2014 Triangle Award for Heroic Dedication for his role in establishing a field manual, training and standards that reduced fatalities among professional window washers by 30 percent over the last two decades.


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Safety 2014 brings certification prep opportunities

Workshops for ASP, CSP, CHST and OHST offered
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Safety professionals who are heading to Orlando for the Safety 2014 conference and exposition June 8-11 can take advantage of a number of certification exam workshops being held in conjunction with the event. CSP, OHST, CHST, STS and Math Review workshops are scheduled from June 5 through June 14, with multiple date and time options available for most workshops, allowing Safety 2014 attendees to schedule them around sessions they want to attend.


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ASSE urges OSHA to withdraw proposed electronic reporting rule

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American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) President Kathy Seabrook has issued the following response to OHSA’s electronic reporting proposed rule:


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Previews of Safety 2014 speakers available online

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With more than 200 speakers presenting sessions at Safety 2014, it can be a little daunting trying to decide which ones you want to add to your schedule. To help you decide, ASSE has invited all of its speakers to create short videos introducing their sessions.


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NAOSH Week 2014: May 4-10 – “Make Safety A Habit”

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North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, occurs every year during the first full week of May. Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day (OSHP Day) falls on the Wednesday of that week. ASSE urges everyone to get involved in NAOSH Week in an effort to better educate the public about the positive benefits a safe workplace provides not only for workers, but for their families, friends, businesses, their local communities and the global community.


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Thousands comment on OSHA’s silica proposal

Safety, business groups disagree
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The public comment period on OSHA’s proposal to reduce worker exposure to silica dust ended this week, leaving the agency with more than 2,700 responses to process. The rule would decrease the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica dust – a substance that causes cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in those who are exposed to it.


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