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BLS: fatal falls and workplace homicides increased in '07 (8/21)

A total of 5,488 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2007, a decrease of 6 percent from the revised total of 5,840 fatal work injuries reported for 2006. While these results are considered preliminary, this figure represents the smallest annual preliminary total since the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program was first conducted in 1992. Final results for 2007 will be released in April 2009.
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Labor Secretary Chao applauds job fatality decline in '07 (8/21)

In a response to yesterday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report announcing a decline in worker fatalities, U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao issued the following statement:

"This is continued evidence that the initiatives and programs to protect workers' safety and health, designed by and implemented in this administration, are indeed working. In addition to a decline in the overall number of fatalities, the rate for 2007 declined to 3.7 fatalities per 100,000 workers. This is the lowest fatality rate in recorded OSHA history."
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ASSE offers safety tips for farm workers (8/14)

With the growing season in full swing and Farm Safety and Health Week approaching on September 21-27, 2008, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) urges all agricultural workers to be safe at work.
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Study: Wellness plan participants more satisfied at work (8/6)

A recent study indicates that employees who participate in workplace wellness programs are more satisfied with their jobs, more likely to remain with the company long term, and more likely to recommend the company as an employer to a friend or family member.
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Foulke to address ACHMM conference attendees (7/31)

OSHA chief Edwin G. Foulke Jr. will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 9 general session of the 2008 Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (ACHMM) National Conference in Minneapolis, announced A. Cedric Calhoun, CAE, ACHMM executive director.
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Chemical Safety Board chair calls for OSHA combustible dust standard (7/30)

At a Senate hearing yesterday, John Bresland, chairman and CEO of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), called on OSHA to act on a November 2006 CSB recommendation to adopt a comprehensive standard regulating combustible dust in the workplace, according to a press statement issued by the CSB.
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NORA Symposium highlights research successes (7/29)

The National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium, “Public Market for Ideas and Partnerships,” was held today in Denver.
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ASSE conference to tackle top workplace safety issues (7/24)

ASSE President Warren K Brown, CSP, ARM, CSHM, will address attendees of ASSE’s Region III 35th annual Professional Development Conference, on the need to increase awareness of the safety professional’s role in preventing injuries and illnesses on the job, especially internationally.
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Philippines safety department clears company in worker death; group urges further investigation (7/22)

On July 18, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) lifted a seven-day cease-and-desist order against Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines for the death of a shipyard worker.
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VPPPA marks milestone with induction of 2,000th site (7/18)

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals’ Pearl River, N.Y., research and manufacturing facility will become the 2,000th worksite in OSHA’s elite Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).
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