Occupational Safety

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ISO 45001 to be published in 2016

Whether you call it “Workers’ Memorial Day” or “World Day for Safety and Health at Work,” today’s focus is the same: improving conditions for workers so that injuries and illnesses are prevented and lives are saved.

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2015

Building a culture of prevention on occupational safety and health

International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder: The news is punctuated periodically by intense coverage of dramatic, heartbreaking stories that capture global attention: health workers infected while caring for patients with deadly diseases, trapped miners who may or may not resurface, factory building collapses, plane crashes, explosions of oil rigs and nuclear accidents.

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Not an Accident: Preventable Deaths 2015

National COSH annual report covers 1,500 fatalities

In observance of Worker’s Memorial Day tomorrow, the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) has released its annual report on U.S. worker fatalities. The database, a comprehensive effort to gather specific information about workplace deaths, covers some 1,500 fatalities – about one-third of all workers who died on the job in 2014.

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Top OSH researchers recognized by NIOSH

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has recognized several NIOSH researchers and partners for their significant contributions to the field of occupational safety and health over the past year.

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“A disturbing number”

48 violations at one NY manufacturing facility

A manufacturer of custom-sized resin balls used in the petroleum industry exposed its employees to a breathtaking array of hazards, according to OSHA, which has leveled 48 violations and $105,200 in fines against A. Hyatt Ball Co., Inc. in Fort Edward, New York.

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Ohio company cited in electrocution death of worker

A welder died because Metal Shredders of Miamisburg, Ohio failed to protect him from an energized electrical line while he was cutting a metal roof off an industrial transformer substation, according to OSHA, which initiated an investigation at the company’s facility after the worker’s death.

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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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The Safety Selfie: It’s time to take a “snap shot” of your safety program and contemplate what others see

We all know perception is reality and that people perceive things differently. As a safety manager, your perception of your safety program almost certainly differs from that of your workers and your managers. We will use our “Safety Selfies” to expose weaknesses, real and perceived, and to talk about how best to make improvements.

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2015 May

In this month's issue of ISHN, check out articles about heat protection, radiation in the workplace, and welding fumes

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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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For Distributors Only - May 2015

ISHN FDO May 2015


For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. 



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