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Optimists have lower stroke risk (7/25)

Positive thinking leads to better choices
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A positive outlook on life might lower your risk of having a stroke, according to new research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
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Extreme heat endangers workers, warns Solis (7/20)

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With much of the nation sweltering under record high temperatures, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis reminded employers that outdoor workers are vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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Boeing VP honored as a woman making a difference (7/18)

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Mary Armstrong, vice president of Environment, Health and Safety for Boeing, has been named one of the “100 Women, Making a Difference in Safety” by the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group.


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Hero pilot to speak at DuPont Sustainable Solutions Forum 2011

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The DuPont Sustainable Solutions Forum 2011, taking place Aug. 1 and 2 at the Virginia Beach Hilton, will open on Aug. 1 with keynote addresses by two well-known personalities: celebrated pilot and aviation safety expert Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III and best-selling author Daniel Pink.


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"Good guys" are more likely to cut ethical corners of trust

By Peter Sandman Ph.D.
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This blog comes from the Guestbook discussion board on risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman's website www.psandman.com and is reprinted here with Dr. Sandman's permission.


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Clogged by clutter

By Alice Inoue
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Where do I place a fountain to bring in more opportunities? Will hanging a crystal enhance my career? Should I paint my room green for better feng shui?
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Construction Safety Training

Requirements, format, language & enforcement
By Mark H. Stromme
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Employers are required to provide safety training when employees are, or could be, exposed to hazards on the jobsite. But exactly what are the OSHA requirements for that training? What about the format and the language used to train?
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Catch the Invisible Drift

It’s easy to stray from safety rules
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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Colonel Scott A. Snook, Ph.D., in Friendly Fire1 introduced the term practical drift. The theory of practical drift emerged from Snook’s root cause analysis of a 1994 friendly fire accident in which two U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter jets patrolling the No-Fly-Zone over northern Iraq shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawk UH-60 helicopters. Twenty-six peacekeepers lost their lives.
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A Growing Obligation to Prevent Harm

Understand the meaning of “standard of care”
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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Should a New York Wal-Mart store have had a crowd control plan in 2008 that may have prevented an employee being trampled to death by shoppers during the store’s annual “Blitz Friday?”
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Using scissor lifts to film events dangerous, warns OSHA (7/6)

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OSHA has issued a hazard alert about the dangers of using scissor lifts to film events and functions. Scissor lifts are portable, hydraulic-powered lifts that are commonly used by colleges and high schools to film athletic and band activities.
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