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One fed agency to another: OSHA cites vet medical center for unsafe working conditions

No monetary penalties, though
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OSHA has issued seven notices of unsafe or unhealthful working conditions found at the Battle Creek Veterans Administration Medical Center, following a safety inspection conducted in July as part of the agency’s Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program.


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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 HemiPleat eXtreme dust collector filter offers higher efficiency and durability, lower pressure drop

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A new HemiPleat® eXtreme nano fiber filter from Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) offers higher filtration efficiencies, greater durability, and better resistance to pulse-cleaning than competitive products.These advantages can extend filter life and reduce operating and energy costs associated with industrial cartridge dust and fume collectors.


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CSB: Unsafe practices led to Honolulu fireworks blast that killed five workers

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) said an explosion and fire that killed five workers during a fireworks disposal operation in Hawaii in 2011 resulted from unsafe disposal practices; insufficient safety requirements for government contractor selection and oversight; and an absence of national guidelines, standards, and regulations for fireworks disposal.


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This week in OSHA

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Fired for failing to inspect a broken chair; temp workers to get equal training; roofers exposed to 30' falls and a diesel hazard alert were among the OSHA news items this week.


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New! Portable atomic fluorescence spectroscopy mercury analyzer

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Arizona Instrument LLC is proud to announce the development and release of the NEW! Jerome® J505 atomic fluorescence spectroscopy mercury vapor analyzer, which made its official debut at PITTCON 2012 in Orlando, Florida.


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Brady launches GHS and Hazard Communication training programs

DVD-based training programs include comprehensive tools to educate employees
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Brady has released DVD –based training programs for the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and OSHA’s Hazard Communication regulations that train and inform employees on the updated regulations and standards.  The new training programs include videos and literature that will help employees understand the changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication regulation and its updates to align with GHS.


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Ohio foundry workers exposed to noise hazards

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OSHA  has cited COL-Pump Co. Inc., with 10 health and safety violations, including two willful, for failing to monitor workers' exposure to noise hazards above 85 decibels at the Columbiana foundry. Proposed fines total $56,880.


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CSB fatal fireworks meeting to be webcast

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Want more transparency from your government agencies? How about learning of their work via a webcast? The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazardous Investigation Board (CSB) will make its public meeting in Washington, D.C. on Thursday available to all, through a webcast.


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New research blows the whistle on noise hazards in sports venues

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Two papers published in the January issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) address noise hazards in a work environment not usually studied for noise hazards: sports venues. Noise controls are often enforced only when workers have been exposed to noise levels beyond recognized standards, and only in workplaces and industries known for frequent noise exposure, such as manufacturing and construction.


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