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Low levels of asbestos exposure linked to lung abnormalities

Long-term changes seen at relatively low exposure levels

People exposed to asbestos from mining in Libby, Mont., show long-term changes in lung imaging and function tests, even with relatively low asbestos exposure, reports a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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EHS staffing to be stable in ’15, according to ISHN survey

According to ISHN’s 2015 EHS State of the Nation subscriber survey, EHS department staffing should remain stable in most organizations in the coming year. Expectations for overall EHS department headcounts in ’15: only 5% see headcounts shrinking “slightly” and a scant 1% plan on “significant decreases.”

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CPWR to research nanotechnology risks for construction industry

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) has revealed plans for a major research effort to explore how nanotechnology is transforming our industry, and what implications this holds for worker safety. 

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ISEA seeks panel participants for revision of high-vis apparel standard

The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) is looking for people outside of the association to help review revisions to the voluntary consensus standard, ANSI/ISEA 107-2010, the American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel and Headwear.

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2015 regulatory predictions

OSHA’s final rule requiring employers to notify the agency about workplace fatalities and severe injuries will be joined by other federal regulatory activity in 2015, according to Washington observers, who expect a number of regulations to be finalized during the last two years of the Obama administration.

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EHS pros in 2015: Feeling satisfied and secure, says ISHN poll

According to ISHN’s 2015 EHS State of the Nation subscriber survey, job satisfaction and job security both receive high marks from about two-thirds of respondents – 63% express satisfaction with their current work and 65% feel secure in their jobs.

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How retail workers can avoid ergonomic injuries

NIOSH releases new illustrated publication

A new publication from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) highlights how workers in grocery stores can reduce strains and sprains when moving materials from the delivery truck to the sales floor.

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2015 EHS budgets to hold steady, according to ISHN survey

About four in ten (42%) of the ISHN subscribers surveyed in the 2015 EHS State of the Nation poll say their safety and health resource allocation will increase in 2015; 53% say resource allocation will hold steady with 2014 funding levels; and only 5% say resources will be cut.

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Appalachian State University professor appointed to the Board Of Directors of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™

Timothy Ludwig, Ph.D., was appointed to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies™ (CCBS) during its 2014 Annual Meeting of the Trustees recently held in Atlanta, Georgia.

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OSHA’s online reporting option for employers not available yet

The ability to report severe injuries online in order to comply with updates to OSHA’s recordkeeping rule that went into effect Jan. 1st will not be available until mid-January, according to the agency. “The electronic form is currently under development,” according to a statement from OSHA.

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Scenes from the World of Safety

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

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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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2015 January

Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

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