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MSHA’s PROP Outreach sounds the alert on coal mine roof falls

Roof fall accidents remain a leading cause of coal mining injuries
July 8, 2014

Although improvements in roof control technology have led to a significant decrease in accidents related to roof and rib (wall) falls, such accidents are still a leading cause of injuries in underground coal mines, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).


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How snow shovelers were exposed to fall, fire and electrical hazards

July 8, 2014

An OSHA investigation initiated in response to a complaint that employees of TLD Ace Corp. were exposed to falls while removing snow from the plant's roof found additional hazards at the facility.


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NTSB turns down bid to reopen TWA Flight 800 investigation

July 7, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said it stands by its investigation of the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 and has denied a petition for reconsideration of its findings by a group claiming that a missile – or something like it -- caused the accident.


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How to work out at work

July 7, 2014

Many of us have long workdays – often sandwiched between long commutes – which makes it hard to set aside time devoted exclusively to exercising.


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What PPE to use when cleaning out radioactive room at nuke site?

Workers at Hanford Site helped select equipment, develop training
July 7, 2014

When workers enter the hazardous and historic McCluskey Room at the Hanford Site this summer, they will be safer due to their preparation and involvement in planning and training for the job.


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Dollar Tree Stores shows “deliberate refusal” to address hazards

Virginia-based discount retailer cited for similar dangers at other stores nationwide
July 7, 2014

Repeated visits by OSHA inspectors to a Massachusetts Dollar Tree store found blocked exits and other hazardous conditions in the store’s stockroom – and OSHA says similar hazards have been found at other Dollar Tree stores in the U.S.


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Top products of the week

July 6, 2014

Fall, hand and eye protection and products to handle hazmat spills quickly and efficiently were among this week’s top EHS-related products as featured on ISHN.com.


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Weekly news round-up

July 5, 2014

Heat-related illness, climate change, an increase in construction fatalities and a delay in enforcing an OSHA standard were among the top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com this week.


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Report on chemical facility safety finds room for improvement

July 4, 2014

A report from a group charged with identifying ways to improve chemical safety and security in the U.S. says that communities with chemical facilities must be much better prepared for incidents than they are at present.


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From the CPWR:

Tackling health inequities for low-income workers

July 4, 2014

From the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR): When we think about low-income workers, we usually think about fast-food cashiers or migrant farmworkers, not construction workers. And it's true that skilled trades employees steadily employed in commercial construction work can command respectable, middle-class wages.


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