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NTSB Chairman to testify on pipeline safety

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National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman is testifying about pipeline safety today before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hersman will provide an overview of the NTSB’s ongoing investigation into the cause of a natural gas transmission pipeline rupture that occurred in Sissonville, West Virginia on Dec.11, 2012.


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ASSE publishes new college texts

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The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) announces the publication of eight new textbooks edited by Joel M. Haight, PhD., PE for college and university students. Developed from one of ASSE’s most popular technical publications, The Safety Professional’s Handbook, Second Edition these peer-reviewed texts, written by safety, health and environmental professionals, are intended as primary texts for core safety, health and environmental undergraduate courses.


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Oil, gas “safety stand-down” runs through Feb. 28

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A “safety stand down” to promote safety and health practices at oil and gas exploration and production sites in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas continues through Feb. 28. The program is an initiative by OSHA and the National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network, more commonly known as STEPS.


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ISHN Weekly News Round-Up

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From occupational links to adult asthma to SDS template for retailers to cutbacks at OSHA, here are the week’s top EHS-related stories from ISHN.com:


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Workers, labor unhappy over continuing Flex-N-Gate safety violations

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Unhappy with what they call a “piecemeal approach” to safety problems at an Illinois auto parts maker, labor officials are calling for a “wall-to-wall” inspection of the plant.


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The negative path to safety

By Dave Johnson

Positive thinking is deeply embedded in American culture, and in American business culture. I’ve worked with enough magazine publishers and advertising sales reps who would be seriously non-productive if not for their “can do, will do” spirit. But here is a counter-intuitive thought: Psychotherapist Albert Ellis, who died in 2007, was a pioneer of the negative path, and he once said the best way to address an uncertain future is to focus on the worst that can happen, instead of the best-case scenario.


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MSHA to publish pattern of violations final rule

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Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis last week announced a final rule to strengthen safety in the nation's most dangerous mines. The rule, which revises the Mine Safety and Health Administration's pattern of violations regulation in 30 Code of Federal Regulations Part 104, has been submitted to the Federal Register for publication.


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New certification for safety pros debuts

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After more than a year of development, safety professionals can now apply for the Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP) from the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM). The cert will be grandfathered during 2013, meaning qualified applicants can achieve the CSMP without taking an exam.


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States get report cards on highway safety

Crash fatalities up in 2012
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Progress in traffic safety is “at risk of being undone,” according to a safety group that has put together a 2013 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws, a report card grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on their performance on 15 basic traffic safety laws.


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Continued growth for A+A 2013

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A+A 2013, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, is experiencing continued growth: with 613,500 square feet of exhibit space by the beginning of December 2012, exhibitor registration already reached the record figure of the previous year (A+A 2011).


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A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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