Occupational Safety

White House orders federal contractors to disclose OSHA violations

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The vast majority of federal contractors play by the rules, but every year tens of thousands of American workers are denied overtime wages, not hired or paid fairly because of their gender or age, or have their health and safety put at risk by corporations contracting with the federal government that cut corners, according to a White House press statement.


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Pacific Gas & Electric penalized $1.4 billion for 3,798 violations

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The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) September 2 levied $1.4 billion in penalties against Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) for thousands of violations leading up to a September 9, 2010 pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Calif.that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes, according to a press release from the CPUC.


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NIOSH mining product: Arc flash awareness

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It is estimated that 5 to 10 arc flash incidents occur in electrical equipment everyday in the United States. These events have the potential to cause serious injuries and even death due to burns and other trauma.


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Fast forward: 3 tech developments that could revolutionize safety & health

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After being gently woken by natural sunlight (courtesy of a mobile phone app), a worker fumbles for his Google Glass, which helpfully points out any hazards he might find around his home – from a stray child’s toy lying at the top of the stairs to a puddle of water on the bathroom floor – as he gets ready for work.


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Firefighters helping with “Ice Bucket Challenge” injured by apparent arc flash

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Four firefighters suffered serious burns and electrical shocks last month while participating in a charity fundraising event at a Campbellsville, Kentucky college campus.


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"It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life"

Video puts a human face on arc flash danger
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A moving video posted on YouTube by friends of Eddie Adams describes how the Elkin, North Carolina electrician lost his life in an arc flash incident – and how his loss impacted his family, friends and co-workers. Adams died from the explosion of a 2300 volt starter.


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Temp workers are at high risk, asserts OSHA

By Dave Johnson
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OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels continued his agency’s campaign to raise awareness of the safety and health risks faced by temporary workers – an increasing employment tactic used by many businesses in the economy’s sluggish recovery – in his remarks to attendees at the annual meeting of the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association held August 25-28 in National Harbor, MD, outside of Washington, DC.


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Resources for agricultural safety

Farmers & ranchers, poultry and dairy industries
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Farmers are at considerable risk factor for all skin cancers, including the most serious, melanoma. Farmers receive more ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure than the general public for many reasons, including:


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NIOSH chief reflects on Labor Day

By Dr. John Howard
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On Labor Day 2014, we reflect on the ways in which work sustains us as individuals, strengthens our families and communities, and enables our society to function smoothly and productively. We see this in our daily lives.


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Feds slam California over Cal/OSHA

"An agency completely adrift"
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The California agency that’s supposed to help protect workers from on the job hazards and investigate working condition safety issues is doing a lackluster job, the U.S. Department of Labor says.


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