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Stericycle Inc. fired supervisor for reporting safety concerns

A supervisor who raised safety concerns after a driver was told to pull a trailer without a valid license plate was wrongfully terminated, according to OSHA, which has ordered Stericycle Inc.of Wichita, Kansas to reinstate the employee.

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New Hampshire contractor exposed employees to 25-foot falls; faces $61,000 in fines

Employees of Ken Stanley, doing business as A+ Roofing, were exposed to potentially fatal falls of up to 25 feet at a Somersworth job site due to their employer's failure to ensure the use of required fall protection, according to federal OSHA.

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Florida contractor cited for exposing workers to falls and other hazards; $162K in penalties proposed

Jasper Contractors was cited by federal OSHA for six safety violations for exposing workers to falls and other hazards while they performed roofing work at two residential work sites in Jacksonville.

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Public wants more enforcement of laws and regs, new poll shows

With near unanimity, voters believe there should be tougher enforcement of existing laws and rules, and they should be enforced fairly, without regard to the wealth or power of violators, a new poll released this week by the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards shows.

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AIHA funds trip to Bangladesh to assess needs and offer technical expertise

Garrett Brown, CIH, this week issued the a report on a six-day trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh, he made with Todd Jailer of Hesperian Health Guides to meet with 17 different government, employer, union and non-governmental organizations in Dhaka.

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Workers exposed to asbestos while restoring landmark Chicago fire station

The inspection found Structure Development Midwest LLC failed to collect and dispose of asbestos-containing material in sealed, labeled and waterproof bags.

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100 people being screened for potential Ebola exposure in Texas

Some 100 people are now being screened for potential exposure to Ebola in Texas, federal health officials said Thursday, as they seek to contain the first case of the disease diagnosed in the U.S.

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ACS: Federal food program doesn’t focus on nutrition

A new American Cancer Society study suggests that participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the food stamp program, had lower dietary quality scores compared with income eligible non-participants.

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NFPA 70E 2015 includes “stunning changes;” effective date expected to be October 10, 2014

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has begun shipping copies of NFPA 70E 2015, according to Hugh Hoagland of e-Hazard, an electric arc flash safety consultancy and training company.

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First imported case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on September 30, 2014, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from West Africa.

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

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

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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2014 October

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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