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OSHA reveals most citations for collision repair industry

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Respiratory protection violations were at the top of a recently-published list of the five most common citations issued by OSHA to collision repair shops in 2013.


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Addivant’s Bay Minette plant: Zero lost time injuries for seventh year in a row

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Addivant™, a global leader in polymer additive technologies, announced that its Bay Minette, Ala., plant was awarded, for the seventh consecutive year, a No Lost-Time certificate from Manufacture Alabama, the state’s manufacturing association, for zero time lost due to accidents in 2013.


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Preventing workplace violence

A matter that concerns us all
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The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), in collaboration with Recherche sur les interrelations personnelles, organisationnelles et sociales du travail (or RIPOST, a research group on personal, organizational and social interrelations at work), is launching a web site that offers a practical, proven process for sustainably preventing workplace violence in all types of organizations.


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How fire smart are you?

NFPA launches interactive 2014 fire prevention quiz
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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is offering an online, interactive quiz for members of the public looking to test their fire safety smarts. The quiz reinforces the messages behind NFPA’s annual awareness campaign, Fire Prevention Week, and its 2014 theme, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives:  Test Yours Every Month!”


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CSB chief: Explosion in China shows combustible dust danger

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Statement from Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso on the deadly consequences of combustible metal dust: Friday’s reported metal dust explosion in Jiangsu, China, is another reminder of the tragic and deadly consequences of combustible dust accidents, a hazard with which the US Chemical Safety Board(CSB) is all too familiar.


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Home Depot USA's Chicago store cited by OSHA for lack of training & other violations

US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $110,700 in penalties
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Home Depot USA Inc. was recently cited for six, including two repeat, one willful and three serious safety violations, at its home improvement store on North Kimball Avenue in Chicago. The repeat and willful violations involved lack of training and maintenance for powered industrial vehicles. Proposed penalties total $110,700.


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Four essentials of workplace violence training

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No company is immune to workplace violence so every company should prepare for it and, clearly, prevention of workplace violence training is essential. Four essential components that training should cover:


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Ohio company provides false proof of hazard abatement

Formed Fiber Technologies fined $800,000+ by OSHA
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After providing false documentation and making false representations claiming that previously cited hazards related to hydraulic presses had been corrected, Formed Fiber Technologies LLC has been issued 14 safety citations, including willful and repeat citations, as well as a notice of failure to abate with proposed fines totaling $816,500.


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Out-of-service equipment poses invisible hazards if not handled properly

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Retiring equipment in the chemical processing industry may pose more danger than meets the eye as residual hazardous chemicals, live electrical connections or connections to in-service process machinery complicates how to safely remove these items from a plant, according to the July issue of the American Society of Safety Engineer’s monthly journal, Professional Safety.


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Shock and burn: Electrical safety programs and NFPA 70E compliance can prevent injuries

By Steve Bowers CSP
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OSHA authorized the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, to develop the 70E standard in 1976 due to the sheer numbers of lives lost due to electrocution and arc flash incidents.


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