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ASSE looks ahead following election

Key concern: That OSHA move forward on I2P2
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The American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) President Richard A. Pollock, CSP, released the following statement on the results of the 2012 election:


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Just published: ANSI/AIHA® Z10-2012 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

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ANSI/AIHA Z10-2012 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems provides organizations an effective tool for continual improvement of their occupational health and safety performance.


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Construction safety advisory committee gets new, old members

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Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis has appointed four new members and re-appointment of two current members to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health.


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Heavy hitters, new horizons for this year’s CIHC conference

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The California Industrial Hygiene Council (CIHC) has assembled an impressive lineup of speakers and a wide-ranging slate of topics for its annual conference this year, which will be held Dec. 3-5, 2012 at the Westgate Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslight District.


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Construction deaths down for fifth straight year

One in four fall-related deaths involve a height of 10’ or less
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Although falls continue to be a concern, those just-released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures on 2011 U.S. fatal occupational injuries show that fatal work injuries in the construction industry declined to 721 in 2011 from 774 in 2010 -- a decrease of 7 percent.


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Work-related deaths decrease – a little

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Preliminary results released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries show a slight decline in occupational fatalities.


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OSHA distributes millions in safety training funds

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OSHA has awarded $10.7 million through the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program to 72 nonprofit organizations, including community/faith-based groups, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, and colleges and universities.


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Disabled workers get injured more both on and off the job

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U.S. workers who have disabilities are injured at more than twice the rate of workers who are not disabled, according to new research published in the September issue of the American Journal of Public Health.


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Construction injuries, fatalities cost Maryland $712.8 million from 2008-10

Awarding work to companies with strong safety records would save state money
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Occupational injuries and fatalities in the construction industry cost Maryland residents $712.8 million between 2008 and 2010, a new Public Citizen report shows.


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NIOSH seeking data on EMS worker injuries, illnesses

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With studies showing that EMS workers have higher rates of non-fatal injuries and illnesses as compared to the general worker population, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is proposing research that will provide a detailed description of non-fatal occupational injuries and illnesses incurred by EMS workers.


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