Articles Tagged with ''safety''

Who will be at Safety 2013?

Manufacturing, public sector safety pros most numerous

According to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), attendees who will make their way to Las Vegas for Safety 2013, June 24-26, are predominantly highly experienced safety professionals, with 78% having more than 10 years experience in their field.


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Safety 2013? There’s an app for that

Lets you keep track of speakers, schedule

Attendees of Safety 2013 will soon be able to download an app for their iPhone, iPad or Android that will allow them to make the most of their convention experience.


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Oil industry, union joins forces on fatigue standard

BP’s Texas City Refinery tragedy prompted standard effort

In an effort to improve safety in the oil and gas industry, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the United Steelworkers International Union (USW) are working together on a standard to prevent fatigue among oil workers -- and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) wants your comments on those efforts.


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Audits missed factory hazards; 400 workers died

Report prompts new calls for safety reform

Two clothing factories in Bangladesh and Pakistan were inspected for safety conditions by independent auditing firms prior to 2012 fires that killed hundreds of employees, according to a new report by the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO).


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Where are all the leaders?

Safety 2013 sessions cover that and more

From the general (EHS leadership) to the specific (industry specific, that is), sessions that will be held at Safety 2013, June 24-27 in Las Vegas, represent both long-standing topics and emerging challenges.


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Weekly News Round-Up

From oil and gas industry safety concerns to fall-related fatalities to truckers hours of service, here are the top OEHS-related stories of the week as featured on ISHN.com:


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Limits on truckers hours being fought in court

It’s safety advocates v. DOT in long-disputed issue

A new battle in the long legal war over truckers’ hours of service (HOS) is taking place in a federal appellate court in Washington, D.C. today. Nonprofit consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is attempting to force the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to require what it calls “meaningful limits” on the hours truckers may drive – limits that Congress called for nearly 20 years ago, in an effort to improve transportation safety.


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NSA sheds light on its FR high visibility clothing

Brighter, more visible

National Safety Apparel has overhauled its FR high visibility line of protective clothing for 2013. The fabrics used in producing the hi-vis shirts and sweatshirts have been upgraded to be an even brighter, more visible shade of fluorescent yellow.


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UK serious about minimizing work at height

Could architects & designers collaborate in the U.S.?

The Access Industry Forum (AIF) has introduced a dedicated work at height information helpline for DIOHAS, the Designer’s Initiative on Health & Safety, whose members include professionals from the major architectural practices, other construction disciplines and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). 


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Tips for coaching frequently injured employees

I recently received the following inquiry: “We're getting ready to perform safety coaching sessions with some of our frequently injured employees. Do you know of anyone who might have a script to outline the dialogue?”


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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