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EPA: Individuals can do something about climate change

Earth Day activities highlight simple measures to take
April 16, 2014

Individual action can make a difference in protecting the climate, according to the EPA, which is using Earth Day – coming up on April 22nd – to educate the public about ways to combat climate change.


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UN floats idea of “vacuuming” CO2 from sky to combat global warming

April 16, 2014

In a report released this week, a UN panel of climate change scientists advanced a geoengineering approach to the problem of climate change and said the world must act swiftly in order to avoid a catastrophic temperature rise.


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U.S. mining deaths increase in 2013

April 16, 2014

Data released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) shows an uptick in mining fatalities during 2013 – despite an improvement in the overall injury rates for the mining industry.


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Fort Worth manufacturer exposes workers to struck-by, amputation hazards

April 16, 2014

Workers at a Texas manufacturing company were exposed to struck-by hazards and amputation hazards, according to OSHA, which has cited EICA Industries Inc. of Fort Worth for 17 serious violations, with proposed penalties of $46,000.


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New survey finds EHS credentials mentioned in lots of laws and regs

“IH professionals should feel very pleased with this result”
April 15, 2014

The issue of how important credentials are for safety professionals got a bit more clarity recently, with a review by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH).


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Nominations now being accepted for the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, Class of 2014

Annual National Safety Council recognition of the next generation of safety leaders
April 15, 2014

The National Safety Council is now accepting nominations for the NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. Awarded annually, this honor recognizes individuals younger than 40 who stand out in the safety field by displaying creative and innovative ideas.


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NYC construction worker falls eight stories to his death

Planking had been removed from part of scaffolding
April 15, 2014

A 34-year-old construction worker died yesterday afternoon after falling from scaffolding at a hotel under renovation in midtown Manhattan.


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States want flexibility on power plant emissions rule

April 15, 2014

The EPA is trying to reassure state energy regulators that the upcoming rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants would give states flexibility.


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New York fights over scaffold safety law

April 15, 2014

A construction industry effort to eliminate New York’s century-old Scaffold Law is getting push-back from a new coalition of pro-Scaffold advocates which says it’s needed to protect the state’s construction workers.


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Steel association calls for global safety audit

April 14, 2014

In an effort that could involve up to four million people across the globe, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) is asking the steel industry to conduct a comprehensive safety audit that would conclude on Steel Safety Day and World Safety Day, April 28.


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