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AIHA® announces open comment period for ANSI Z10 standard

Comments accepted until January 9, 2012
November 28, 2011

The updated standard that defines minimum performance requirements for occupational health and safety management
systems (OHSMS) is now open for comment, according to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).


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Has science lost its power of persuasion?

November 16, 2011

I am not a curmudgeon, but since Andy Rooney is no longer with us to continue his long-time “60 Minutes” tradition, I thought I would take a crack at being one…


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The Penn State scandal: Eyes wide open

November 16, 2011

The term willful blindness refers to an individual who could have known the facts of a situation, and should have known the facts, but deliberately blinded himself to the existence of the facts.


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The Culture of Hearing Loss Prevention: NHCA annual meeting, set for Feb 23-25 2012

November 10, 2011

The 37th annual meeting of the National Hearing Conservation Association is set for Feb. 23-25, 2012, in New Orleans.


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Many do not talk about their hearing loss

November 10, 2011

Many people with hearing loss choose to keep their problems to themselves, and do not get the support and help in the workplace that they require, according to a UK study.


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Small businesses exposed to racial, sexual harassment lawsuits

November 9, 2011

The number one concern of small business HR Departments (small businesses typically employing 10-500 workers) is exposure to workplace litigation risks not being addressed.


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Sold out: Sustainability topics at Professional Conference on Industrial Hygiene (PCIH)

November 9, 2011

Another sign of the times, as industrial hygienists pack conference rooms at the PCIH being held this week in Baltimore to listen to these potentially career-changing sessions:
 


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Comments on replacing an aging EHS profession

November 9, 2011

I would echo that in the next 5-10 years we will lose a very large portion of our experienced professionals. The numbers in my company reflect the same. We could lose 70% of our SHE pros in 7 years. Universities are not able to attract quality students to SHE programs.


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What should tomorrow’s safety pro be studying today?

November 9, 2011

The job that safety professional will be doing in 2020 probably doesn’t even exist today.


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Union calls Upper Big Branch mine disaster “industrial homicide”

Massey kept two sets of record books
November 9, 2011

The United Mine Workers of America has released its investigation into the April 5, 2010 fatal explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine – South (UBB) in Montcoal, Raliegh County, West Virginia.


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