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From the NSC Congress & Expo:

NSC presents 2014 Campbell Award, Distinguished Service to Safety Awards

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The National Safety Council (NSC) today presented the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award to Indiana-based Cummins Inc. at the NSC Congress & Expo, the world’s largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals. Campbell Award winners are an elite group of organizations committed to continuous improvement.

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One killed, two injured at Louisiana natural gas pipeline

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A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday morning while working on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the coast of Lousiana. Two other workers sustained minor injuries.

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CSB: Stop using methanol in lab, classroom demonstrations

Eight children burned Sept. 9 at Nevada museum
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Last week a team of CSB investigators deployed to the Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum (The Discovery) in Reno, Nevada, where a flash fire on September 3 injured children and adults viewing a science demonstration.   Nine people – eight of them children – were transported to the hospital for evaluation of burn injuries, and one child with more serious burns was admitted to the hospital for treatment.

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Two NYC fires in two days caused by overloaded power strips

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In the wake of two Manhattan fires that occurred within two days - leaving one person dead and another seriously burned -- the Eletrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is reminding the public about the dangers of overloaded circuits and improper power cord use.

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Top products of the week

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Solutions for labeling, ergonomically safe material handling and drop zone dangers were among the EHS-related products featured this week on

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Weekly news round-up

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A new OSHA rule for reporting fatalities and severe injuries, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report on 2014 occupational fatalities and drugs in the workplace were among the top EHS-related stories featured on this week.

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A NIOSH Science Blog post:

Emergency Preparedness Month

By Michelle R. Martin MS
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September is Emergency Preparedness Month. To mark this event, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the new NIOSH Emergency Preparedness and Response Directory web page.

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Alabama workers exposed to dangerous fumes

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Workers at Diversified Fabricating, Inc. were exposed to iron oxide fumes at levels higher than the permissible exposure limit and a host of other hazards, earning the Oneonta, Alabama company 23 OSHA citations and $73,000 in proposed penalties.

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Preventing cooking fires: Report sets groundwork for guidelines

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In an effort to help improve cooking safety, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (Foundation), an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has released a report to help establish future standard test protocols for new and emerging technologies designed to prevent cooking fires. Currently, no such standards exist.

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Worker crushed by machinery at Youngstown, Ohio, steel mill

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A worker at a Youngstown, Ohio steel mill suffered multiple fractures to his pelvis Feb. 27th when he was crushed between two machines because the company failed to protect workers from moving machinery parts, according to OSHA.

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