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Hewitt survey reveals which health programs most utilized by employees (9/11)

Despite relatively low employer adoption, onsite health services are not only highly utilized by employees, but also are the programs employers believed best achieved their intended results relative to other programs aimed at improving employee health and productivity, according to a new survey by Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting and outsourcing company.
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Charges surface that Queensland Rail was tipped off to secret safety audits (9/10)

According to Austraila’s Courier Mail, the Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) has been called in to investigate claims that Sue Ford, principal adviser for Queensland Transport’s rail safety unit passed along information to her husband, Greg Ford, a senior member of Queensland Rail’s (QR) safety division, regarding dates and details of surprise stings.
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OSHA promotes safety during hurricane cleanup efforts (9/8)

OSHA has released several public service announcements (PSAs) to help protect employees from hazards such as electrocution and falls from heights during hurricane cleanup and recovery operations.
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EPA awards grants for safe drinking water research (9/8)

In a recent press release, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging drinking water contaminants, including the harmful substances produced by blue-green algae in algal blooms and noroviruses.
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EPA offers states incentives to implement fees for clean water permits (9/8)

EPA is issuing a new rule that will provide financial incentives for states to use fees when administering a clean water permit program.
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OSHA appoints new head of the newly named Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (9/8)

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. has appointed Thomas M. Galassi as the new director of the newly named Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management (TSEM), formerly the Directorate of Science, Technology and Medicine.
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Association offers fire safety tips for businesses (9/4)

In recognition of Fire Prevention Month in October, the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is reminding businesses about the importance of fire safety planning and preparedness, centered on a balanced fire protection approach.
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Former Chemical Safety Board chairman dies (9/2)

Carolyn Merritt, former chairman of the Chemical Safety Board (CSB), died August 29 in St. Louis after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 61.
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OSHA chief to address textile execs (8/29)

OSHA chief Edwin G. Foulke Jr. is scheduled to speak at the Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA) CEO Summit to be held Sept. 18-19 in Boston.
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Safe driving competition crowns winner (8/27)

Dennis R. Shirar, a Heritage Transport, LLC professional truck driver based in Indianapolis, Ind., was named the 2008 National Truck Driving Grand Champion.
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