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National Safety Council becomes an affiliate of the NIOSH Total Worker Health program

Initiative partners aim to help employers focus on employees’ safety, health and well-being

The National Safety Council has become the seventh organization to join the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Total Worker Health Affiliate Program. The program focuses on increasing the number of work environments that support the integration of occupational safety and health protection with health promotion.


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CDC increasing supply of Ebola-specific PPE for U.S. hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to increase Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) supplies to assist U.S. hospitals caring for Ebola patients.


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Offices can have hazards, too

Compared to the roles of a power-line worker, bounty hunter, or coal miner, working in an office may not seem very dangerous. What's the worst that could happen -- a papercut or two? As The Office's Dwight Schrute would say, FALSE!


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Top products of the week

Industrial lighting options, a new dust collector to capture dust and fumes generated by CNC lasers and plasma cutters and Ebola information posters to put up in your workplace were among the top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com this week.


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Weekly news round-up

Laser danger for aircraft, a tax meant to reduce obesity and trenching hazards were among the top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com this week.


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In Florida: 17 feet up and no fall protection

More than $70K in penalties proposed by OSHA

Residential framing and siding contractor Southern Wood Works LLC has been cited by OSHA for five safety violations following an August 2014 inspection at a residence in Watersound. Citations were issued to the Freeport, Fla.-based company for failing to provide employees with fall protection equipment and exposure to falls from heights of up to 17 feet.


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National Diabetes Month is reminder to take steps to improve health

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, with another 86 million more are on the verge of the disease. People with diabetes are nearly two times more likely than people without diabetes to die from heart disease, and are also at greater risk for kidney, eye and nerve diseases, among other painful and costly complications.


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OSH regulations Obama could (should?) enact before leaving office

Despite his party’s losses in Tuesday’s election, President Obama still has the ability to use his executive authority to enact regulations, and one advocacy group says a silica standard should be among his top priorities.


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Bosco Custom Homes exposes workers to dangerous fall hazards

OSHA finds lack of fall protection at 3 residential job sites

Bosco Custom Homes Inc. has again been cited for failure to provide fall protection to workers on three separate residential framing projects. OSHA has cited the company for 30 violations, including three willful, 20 serious and seven repeat safety violations. Proposed penalties total $174,240.


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OSHA wants input on electrical safety standards

OSHA is seeking public comments on its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Electrical Standards for Construction (29 CFR part 1926, subpart K) and the Electrical Standards for General Industry (29 CFR part 1910, subpart S).


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The Cause and Cure for Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a serious issue. This webinar will explore the types and sources of driver distraction, human factors that lead to distraction and the effect current laws have on the problem.

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