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NIOSH chief at Safety 2014:

"How can we achieve global safety sustainability?"
June 13, 2014

Remarks by John Howard, M.D., NIOSH Director, at ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exposition on June 10, 2014: Just over a year ago, on April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza, an eight-story commercial building in Greater Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, collapsed. The death toll has reached more than 1,000.


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AOHP position statements promote the work of occupational health professionals in healthcare

June 11, 2014

As the national leader for occupational health in healthcare, the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) has developed a number of position statements that communicate the association's perspective regarding matters of importance related to the health, safety and well-being of healthcare personnel (HCP).


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Christine A.D. Lorenzo inducted as new president of AIHA

June 10, 2014

The 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) wrapped up its six-day educational event with the induction of a new American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) leader.


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Fatal fall at Texas Football Stadium Leads to citations

Contractors Lindamood Demolition Inc. and Texas Cutting & Coring cited
June 6, 2014

Lindamood Demolition Inc. and Texas Cutting & Coring were both cited by OSHA for a total of five violations, including two willful, following the death of a skid-steer loader operator during the redevelopment of Kyle Field Stadium at Texas A&M University.


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Mine rescue skills put to the test

June 4, 2014

The National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, W.Va., played host to the 2014 West Virginia Alliance Mine Rescue Skills Competition May 13-15.


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Updated industrial head protection standard approved by ANSI

June 4, 2014

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved ANSI/ISEA Z89.1-2014, American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection.


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Semiannual regulatory agenda published

June 3, 2014

The Office of Management and Budget has published the Spring 2014 unified agenda. The agenda lists regulatory actions now in development and under consideration by each federal agency, providing information about each rule and its stage of development.


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Transform Your Safety Communication

Book shows how to create targeted and inspiring safety messages for a productive workplace
June 3, 2014

Transform Your Safety Communication is for safety leaders and communicators who are frustrated with inconsistent and uninspiring safety messages that get ignored.


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Creative safety in action

A series of ideas shows how creativity improves everything from crisis management and toolbox talks to driving safety and scorecard metrics.
June 2, 2014
When a series of close calls led to two serious injuries at Lane Electric Cooperative, leaders realized their safety culture wasn’t as strong as they had thought.


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One “tech junkie’s” story

June 2, 2014
This old safety guy is a bit of a “tech junkie.” I’ve developed three websites and two apps, own five computers, buy and sell domain names, and publish a weekly safety app review that’s ranked #1 by Google and Bing search engines.


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