Occupational Safety

AEM, future farmers promote safe use of agricultural equipment

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is partnering with the Future Farmers of America (National FFA) to promote the safe use of agricultural equipment through a new awareness program – “Tune into Safety.”

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Struck-by accident claims life of Mich. dairy worker

A Michigan man was killed at a dairy facility in Coopersville Saturday night by a truck driver who did not see him.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus cited in multi-injury fall

A "Hair Hang Act" performance during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show on May 4 in Providence took a disastrous turn when the apparatus the performers were hanging from suddenly fell to the ground.

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National Safety Council becomes an affiliate of the NIOSH Total Worker Health program

Initiative partners aim to help employers focus on employees’ safety, health and well-being

The National Safety Council has become the seventh organization to join the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Total Worker Health Affiliate Program. The program focuses on increasing the number of work environments that support the integration of occupational safety and health protection with health promotion.

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Offices can have hazards, too

Compared to the roles of a power-line worker, bounty hunter, or coal miner, working in an office may not seem very dangerous. What's the worst that could happen -- a papercut or two? As The Office's Dwight Schrute would say, FALSE!

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OSH regulations Obama could (should?) enact before leaving office

Despite his party’s losses in Tuesday’s election, President Obama still has the ability to use his executive authority to enact regulations, and one advocacy group says a silica standard should be among his top priorities.

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Judge upholds citations for bloodborne pathogen, lead exposure hazards at NJ company

Drivers and loading-dock workers at UniFirst Corp. were exposed to hazards that involved bloodborne pathogens and lead at its West Caldwell, New Jersey, facility, according to an administrative law judge from the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

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Trenching hazards, failure to pay OSHA fines land company owner in the slammer

Long history of noncompliance

An Illinois business owner was taken into custody by a U.S. Marshall Oct. 27 after he failed to to correct serious trenching hazards and pay the OSHA penalties that had been assessed against him.

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Zip-line worker on the job for three days falls to her death

A new employee of a Maui zip-line course was trying to capture a customer coming in from the previous platform when she fell 125 feet into a ravine. The zip-line customer's momentum pulled both Patricia Rabellizsa and another worker off the platform.

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20 Best practices from the oil & gas industry

Here are 20 best practices – some of which you might find applicable to your own operations.

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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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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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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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