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Not all flame-resistant fabrics are the same
September 6, 2012
A word of caution about personal protective equipment (PPE) for workers who are routinely exposed to direct flame, extreme heat, molten metal, hot liquids or arc flash


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Customized hard hats can increase pride of ownership

September 6, 2012
A hard hat should be worn in all situations where there is a reasonable probability of present danger.


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New comfort & performance technologies for work boots

September 6, 2012
What are some of the main components that people should consider when selecting safety footwear?


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N.C. worker dies from hydrogen sulfide exposure

September 5, 2012

The North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) has cited Smithfield Packing Co. in Clinton for 17 safety and health violations, including failing to provide workers with personal protective equipment and training to protect themselves from exposure to hazardous chemicals.


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Fed OSHA cites $2.6+ million in penalties for respiratory protection program violations

August 28, 2012

Respiratory protection program violations earned U.S. companies $2.6 million in OSHA-levied penalties last year. Here are the most-cited industries:


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OSHA answers your respiratory protection questions

August 27, 2012

Are there any cautions or limitations when using respirators? Yes. Each type of respirator can come in several varieties, each with its own set of cautions, limitations, and restrictions of use.


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FR Leather Utility lined with Kevlar

August 15, 2012

Your pants are FR, your shirt is FR, your jacket is FR – shouldn’t your gloves be FR?


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Al. furniture workers exposed to combustible dust

August 14, 2012

Scholar Craft Products Inc., doing business as Melsur Corp., has been cited by OSHA for 25 safety and health violations following an inspection at its Birmingham furniture manufacturing plant.


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OSHA updates "Tool Shed" directive for marine cargo handling industry

August 14, 2012

OSHA has issued a revised directive providing enforcement guidance for inspections of longshoring operations and at marine terminals, also known as the marine cargo handling industry.


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Canadian Standards Assn. to update hearing conservation standard

Things are changing north of the 49th!
August 13, 2012

CSA, the Canadian Standards Association, a standards development body in Canada, has been asked by the federal, provincial, and territorial OHS regulatory authorities (CAALL-OSH) to develop a standard for the Management of Hearing Conservation Programs in Canada.


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