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Historic Rhode Island mansion holds dangers for renovators

Lead exposure, fall potential get Preservation Society cited, fined
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Employees of The Preservation Society of Newport County were exposed to lead and potentially fatal falls while scraping and abrasively removing lead-based paint from an outbuilding at the Newport mansion known as Chateau-sur-Mer, reports the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


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Top products of the week

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Protective gloves, glasses and jackets are among this week’s top EHS-related products as featured on ISHN.com.


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Weekly news round-up

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A film crew fatality, N95 day and “talking” cars were among the week’s top EHS-related stories featured on ISHN.com.


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Michigan truck drivers fired after raising safety concerns

Asphalt Specialists, Inc. ordered to pay $1 mill+ in damages
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Asphalt Specialists Inc. has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act for wrongfully terminating a foreman and two truck drivers who had raised safety concerns after being directed to violate U.S. Department of Transportation mandated hours of service for commercial truck drivers.


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MSHA announces $8.3M in state grant funding

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will allocate $8,348,423 in health and safety training grants for 46 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014.


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Explosion at waste facility leaves worker permanently disabled

Pipe being cut with torch wasn’t vented
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Two workers in St. Augustine, Fla. suffered injuries while cutting into a gas supply pipe with a torch when residual gas ignited inside the pipe and exploded due to the pressure. The March 2014 incident at Indianhead Explorations LLC, doing business as Indianhead Biomass Services, permanently disabling one employee and left the other with a leg injury.


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NIOSH’s “favorite holiday” is right around the corner

N95 Day Twitter chat, webinar will focus on preparedness
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has designated Friday, September 5 as N95 Day and will use the event as an opportunity to emphasize the importance of properly using NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFR) to substantially reduce the risk of injury, illness and death.


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Employees benefit from natural light, study finds

Sunshine helps with alertness, mood, metabolism
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Natural light during the work day may benefit employees by improving their sleep and quality of life, according to a new study. "There is increasing evidence that exposure to light, during the day -- particularly in the morning -- is beneficial to your health via its effects on mood, alertness and metabolism," study senior author Dr. Phyllis Zee, professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said in a university news release.


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Two work zone crashes in eight days have Minnesota on alert

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Two crashes this month involving highway work zones in Minnesota highlight the need for motorists to pay attention and follow directions.


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CDC launches blood pressure control challenge

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has launched a challenge designed to identify practices, clinicians and health systems that have successfully worked with patients to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health. 


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