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ACGIH® announces 2015 election results

ACGIH® is pleased to announce new members for its 2015 Board of Directors and its 2015 Nominating Committee. In accordance with a 2013 amendment to the ACGIH® Bylaws, ACGIH®’s membership elected three (3) members to serve as Directors on the Board of Directors.


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Philly tackles alarming increase in pedestrian fatalities

Philadelphia is hoping that a $525,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will help it reverse a three year trend of increased pedestrian fatalities. A total of 31 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes during 2012, representing 29 percent of the city's total traffic fatalities.


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CDC, Frontier Airlines notify passengers of Ebola threat

On the morning of Oct. 14, the second healthcare worker reported to the hospital with a low-grade fever and was isolated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that the second healthcare worker who tested positive last night for Ebola traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she reported symptoms.


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New worker killed at Mississippi lumber mill

Safety guard had been removed

A Graham Lumber Co. employee was killed after he became entangled in a conveyor belt at the company's lumber mill in Fulton. The worker, employed at the company for less than two weeks, was cleaning up sawdust and bark around an unguarded conveyor when the entanglement occurred.


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Drive Safely Work Week 2014

The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is calling on leaders of companies and organizations to emphasize road safety for all employees—not just those who drive company vehicles— as a core component of the organization’s safety culture.


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DOL, FCC form working group to prevent fatalities in telecom industry

Kathy Pierce expected her son, Chad Weller, to come home on March 19, 2014, at the end of his shift as a cell tower climber. But Weller, always ready with a smile for his mother, never came back. He was sent up alone to fix a communication signal on top of a water tower in the rain while wearing a harness two sizes too big - and he lost his life in a fatal fall.


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“Triple gloving” violates CDC Ebola protection protocol

The nurse in Texas stricken with the Ebola virus, the first transmission of the disease in the United States, seemed to have taken all the precautions needed to protect herself from Ebola, according to press reports.


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Aluminum plant showed 'total disregard for worker safety and health'

Employees at Matalco US Inc. in Canton were exposed to amputation, fall hazards and unsafe crane operations, according to an OSHA inspection which resulted in two willful, one repeat and two serious safety violations, carrying proposed penalties of $130,200.


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CSB wants changes in emergency response guidebook

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is recommending changes to the widely-used Emergency Response Guidebook published by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for emergency responders to use when confronting chemical fires, explosions and releases of hazardous materials.


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Michaels on PELs rule: “We have an opportunity”

In formally requesting input from stakeholders about its bid to update chemical permissible exposure limits, OSHA is “initiating a national dialogue” about ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances.


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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