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Study: U.S. worker fatality rate 3X higher than U.K.’s

Construction industry rate even higher
November 4, 2013

Workers in the United States were killed on the job at three times the rate of their peers in the United Kingdom in 2010, according to a study published online Sept. 30 in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.


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Record exhibitor registration at A+A 2013

October 28, 2013

Some 1,600 exhibitors from 55 nations have booked more space than ever before in the history of A+A, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work.


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ISHM to help develop global OH&S standard

U.S. needs to have an “active and engaged role”
October 21, 2013

The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) says it will participate in the new new standard for global occupational health and safety (OH&S) that will be developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).


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Explosion at natural gas plant in Mexico kills five workers

Latest in a series of gas-related incidents
October 17, 2013

The BBC is reporting that an explosion at a natural gas storage plant in Mexico Tuesday night has killed at least five people – all employees at the facility.


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Best OSH films to be recognized at international festival

“What are the trends?”
October 16, 2013

It’s the EHS version of the Academy Awards: a media festival taking place in Frankfurt, Germany in 2014 will honor the best media productions about occupational safety and health. The International Media Festival for Prevention will give awards to films and multimedia applications that increase risk awareness on the part of employees or provide information on comprehensive safety topics.


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Air pollution affecting health in Europe

Air quality is "a central concern"
October 15, 2013

Around 90 % of city dwellers in the European Union (EU) are exposed to one of the most damaging air pollutants at levels deemed harmful to health by the World Health Organisation (WHO), according to the latest assessment of air quality in Europe published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).


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The wide, wide world of safety gear

October 9, 2013

For the record, there were 204 exhibitors from foreign countries; 100 of them from China. Most of the rest were from Canada, with a smattering of vendors from India, Malaysia, Pakistan, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Bahrain and Argentina.


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Critics of EU chemical policy had industry ties

October 7, 2013

Seventeen scientists who launched a high profile attack on plans in Europe to regulate endocrine-disrupting chemicals have past or current ties to regulated industries. An investigation by Environmental Health News (EHN) revealed that of 18 toxicology journal editors who signed a controversial editorial, 17 have worked with or for the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, tobacco, pesticide or biotechnology industries.


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Behavior-Based Safety Goes global

A Cairo-based consultant discusses behavior-based safety
October 2, 2013
Behavior-based safety is based on a safety philosophy that consists of these principles.


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Road warriors spin weary travel horror stories

October 1, 2013

The NSC Congress & Expo takes on more of an international flavor each year. As per usual in recent years, you have the “China Village,” a group of dozens of small mostly PPE Chinese suppliers separated by thin white pegboard walls.


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