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What you need to know about PELs

On October 9, 2014 OSHA announced the publication of a Request for Information (RFI) on Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) in the Federal Register. With this publication, OSHA launched a national dialogue on preventing occupational illness through improved approaches to managing exposures to hazardous chemicals.


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‘5 to Drive’ tries to reduce car crash fatalities involving young drivers

Immaturity, inexperience lead to dangerous choices behind the wheel

A 22-year-old man killed in a freeway crash near Detroit yesterday morning was found with a cell phone in his hand – suggesting that he may have been engaged in one of the five riskiest young driver behaviors at the time of the accident.


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Workers exposed to fall hazards at Conn. work site

Xtreme Restoration & Waterproofing LLC faces more than $70,000 in fines

New Haven roofing contractor employees were exposed to potentially fatal falls at a Bridgeport work site due to their employer's deliberate failure to supply required fall protection. OSHA's Bridgeport Area Officefound employees of Xtreme Restoration & Waterproofing LLC working without fall protection atop a two-story roof at a residential work site on June 16, 2014.


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Guidance document for the oil and gas industry:

Assessing risks from operator fatigue

A new document from IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues provides guidance to operating companies, contractors and service companies on assessing risks of employees’ fatigue in the oil and gas industry.


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Women face higher stroke rates than men

Supermodel and Actress Claudia Mason is helping the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association raise awareness for the world’s second-leading cause of death on World Stroke Day, Oct. 29.


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Dollar Tree Stores across U.S. wrack up health, safety violations

In the past five months, OSHA has issued more than $800,000 in fines to Dollar Tree Stores for the same or similar violations, and has issued 234 safety violations against the company. What has repeatedly brought the national discount chain to the agency’s attention?


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Top products of the week

Industrial lighting, hearing protection and anti-fog safety eyewear were among the top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com this week.


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Weekly news round-up

Ebola featured prominently in the EHS-related news featured on ISHN this week – including an article on how employers can prepare to safeguard their workers from the illness. In other news. OSHA opened the comment period on its PELs update and federal agencies joined forces with a top telephone carrier to reduce communications tower worker deaths.


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Offshore oil platform discharges oil, chemicals into Gulf

Owner to pay $1 million in penalties

A company charged with violating both the Clean Water Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) has agreed to pay a $1 million civil penalty and take corrective actions to prevent future discharges of oil and chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico.


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The latest on Ebola

Here’s breaking news about the Ebola outbreak  from various news sources: A Texas hospital health worker who may have handled Thomas Eric Duncan's fluid samples has been quarantined on a cruise ship in Belize -- another reminder of the widespread fears of the deadly virus.


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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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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