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TSI announces new DustTrak Aerosol Monitors with external pumps for continuous outdoor monitoring applications

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TSI expands its innovative line of DustTrak Aerosol Monitors with the introduction of the DustTrak II Model 8530EP and DustTrak DRX Model 8533EP. The EP models are configured with a robust external pump module that offers the same industry-leading performance of the DustTrak II/DRX models in use today while offering more user-replaceable components to save valuable time and money.


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Lack of machine guarding results in worker’s finger being amputated

Smithville Manufacturing Co. cited for hazards
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OSHA defines a willful violation as “one committed with intentional knowing or voluntary disregard for the law's requirements, or with plain indifference to worker safety and health.” Of the 21 healthy and safety violations earned by Smithville Manufacturing Co. in Ohio recently, only one was willful – but it was the one related to the traumatic amputation of a worker’s finger by an unguarded press machine.


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Ohio workers exposed to lead, other hazards

Repeat violations get Mahle Engine Components SVEP status
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Workers at an Ohio manufacturing company were exposed to lead, according to OSHA – along with electrical and machine guarding hazards. The OSHA inspection that uncovered those conditions lead to 26 health and safety violations against Mahle Engine Components USA Inc.


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NFPA offers safety info on lightweight construction and fire sprinklers

Slideshow is for firefighters, homeowners and communities
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The Fire Sprinkler Initiative, a project of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has created a presentation highlighting the dangers of lightweight construction and the corresponding benefits of home fire sprinklers. Lightweight construction began to appear 25 years ago.


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Worker killed by release of pressurized hydraulic fluid

Komatsu America Corp. facility had similar hazards last year
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OSHA has cited Komatsu America Corp. in Peoria, Ill. with four safety violations, including two repeat, after a worker at the company’s truck manufacturing plant was injured while testing hydraulic cylinders for leakage.


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AIHA backs VPP legislation

H.R.632 would expand the program to small businesses
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Letter sent to the Honorable Tom Petri, United States House of Representatives by Allan K. Fleeger, CIH, CSP, president of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). RE: HR632 – Voluntary Protection Program


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Worker without FR clothing dies in flash fire

J.R. Resources cited for violations
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A natural gas company’s failure to provide a worker with FR clothing lead to a fatality, according to OSHA, which has cited Pennsylvania-based J.R. Resources for eight safety and health violations. The employee died from injuries sustained during a flash fire.


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Don’t be left in the dust

Monitor NFPA & ASTM standards while OSHA’s combustible dust rule sits stalled
By Mark Saner
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The OSHA rulemaking process on combustible dust has been stalled at the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) stage for some time.


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Eliminate explosions with safe cleaning methods

By Daniel Frimml and Robert Kravitz
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Combustible dust is a serious issue in many industries.


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“Non-classic” confined spaces

Accurate assessments are essential to safeguard occupants
By James Calio CSP
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When we think of a confined space, we usually think of the classic examples of tanks, wells and pits.


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