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Welding fumes

March 31, 2014

Synonyms vary depending upon the specific component of the welding fumes. Physical Description: Fumes generated by the process of joining or cutting pieces of metal by heat, pressure, or both. Properties vary depending upon the specific component of the welding fumes.


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Top products of the week

March 30, 2014

Hand protection that takes cut resistance to the next level and respiratory protection that welders can take to a level of 10,000 feet were among the top EHS-related products featured on ISHN.com this week:


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Weekly news round-up

March 29, 2014

A barge accident spills thousands of gallons of crude oil in Galveston Bay, a train accident injures 30+ in Chicago and scientists develop new drill jig that reduces both silica exposure and ergonomic strain. These were among the top EHS-related news stories featured on ISHN.com this week.


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AIHA, ASSE & NSC urge Congress to adequately fund OSHA & NIOSH

March 28, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the National Safety Council (NSC) are urging Congress to continue funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the current budgeting process.


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AIHA to induct new Board members at AIHce 2014

March 28, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has announced the results of its 2014 - 2015 election for the AIHA Board of Directors. The new board members will be inducted at AIHA’s annual business meeting on Thursday, June 5, during the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in San Antonio.


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NTSB’s recommendation for wrong airport landings: Pay attention

March 28, 2014

Following two recent incidents in which transport category airplanes landed at the wrong airports, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a Safety Alert to remind pilots of the vigilance required to avoid such potentially catastrophic mistakes.


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AIHA supports NIOSH’s proposed new risk-based carcinogen classification policy

NIOSH would no longer consider technical achievability to control exposures
March 28, 2014

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) expresses its appreciation to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for the opportunity to comment on the NIOSH Draft Current Intelligence Bulletin “Update of NIOSH Carcinogen Classification and Target Risk Level Policy for Chemical Hazards in the Workplace."


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Public health

Screening would-be immigrants for TB saves U.S. millions

CDC recommendations mean detection, treatment prior to arrival
March 28, 2014

U.S. health departments are saving an estimated $15 million in treating TB among immigrants to the U.S., thanks to CDC recommendations that people be screened for the disease prior to their arrival in the country.


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NSC releases latest injury and fatality statistics and trends

2014 edition of Injury Facts® reveals largest safety threats facing Americans today
March 27, 2014

The National Safety Council today released the 2014 edition of Injury Facts®, which details safety statistics and trends across the U.S. and worldwide. Injury Facts has been the Council’s go-to resource for all safety statistics for more than 90 years.


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Manufacturers object to OSHA’s injury and illness reporting rule

Public disclosure of raw data “does not serve the public good”
March 27, 2014

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is urging OSHA to set aside its proposed rule to publicly disclose injury and illness data, saying that it will not contribute to the goal of improving workplace safety.


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