Occupational Safety

Five companies cited in death of temp worker at Amazon facility in NJ

June 17, 2014

 An OSHA investigation into a fatality at an Amazon fulfillment center in Avenel, NJ, has resulted in five companies being cited for serious violations – none of them Amazon. 


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NFPA reports sharp increase in 2013 US firefighter fatalities

Arizona wildfire, Texas fertilizer plant fire killed 28
June 16, 2014

 The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported a total of 97 on-duty firefighter deaths in 2013, reflecting a sharp increase over the past few years. According to NFPA’s 2013 U.S. Firefighter Fatalities report, last year’s increase is largely attributed to the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona and the West, Texas fertilizer fire that together claimed the lives of 28 firefighters. 


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Trish Ennis begins one-year term as new ASSE president

June 16, 2014

Trish Ennis was installed last week as the 100th president of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). A 23-year veteran of the occupational health and safety profession, Ennis vowed to continue to elevate the safety profession within the business community and work to deliver ASSE’s 36,000 members the programs and benefits they seek.  


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Weekly news round-up

June 14, 2014

Couldn’t make it to Safety 2014? ISHN Editor Dave Johnson brings you Q&A’s with some top Safety 2014 presenters – EHS thought leaders like Kathy Seabrook, Scott Geller, Bob Veazie and John Drebinger. Those were among the top stories of the week on ISHN.com:


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A NIOSH Science Blog post

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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