Occupational Safety

2013 Award of Excellence nominations due

Awards recognize top CHSTs, OHSTs and CSPs
February 26, 2013

The deadline for nominating people for Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Awards of Excellence (AoE) is coming up fast. Nominations must be postmarked by Thursday, February 28, 2013 to qualify.


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NIOSH and NHCA present 2013 hearing loss prevention awards

Innovation recognized
February 22, 2013

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), has announced this year’s winners of the Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™.


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Texas safety culture puts profits above safety, says National COSH

Gov. Perry blames energy industry hazards for high worker fatality rate
February 21, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s recent assertion that his state’s high on-the-job fatality rate is due to the dangerous nature of the energy industry is being contradicted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH).


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TX oil worker fatalities and safety violations go hand in hand

Long hours and massive equipment increase danger
February 21, 2013

Since 2009, eleven employees working for drilling companies and related industries died in accidents that could have been prevented, according to a story in the San Antonio Express-News.


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BCSP releases OHS salary survey results

Pay, bonuses, benefits compared
February 20, 2013

Want to compare your salary with those of your fellow safety professionals? The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has released results of a salary survey conducted in conjunction with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).


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ACGIH announces 2013 election results

February 20, 2013

The American Council of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) is pleased to announce new members for its 2013 Board of Directors and its 2013 Nominating Committee. In accordance with a recent amendment to the ACGIH Bylaws, ACGIH’s membership elected three (3) members to serve effective immediately as Directors on the Board of Directors.


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A complicated challenge: Ensuring health and safety in supply chains

Workers can be safeguarded through cooperation
February 20, 2013

Increasingly, businesses are outsourcing their activities and processes. But what implications does the growing importance of supply chains have for working conditions? A new report from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) sheds light on occupational safety and health (OSH) within these complex networks of suppliers and service providers.


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OSHA issues warning about landscaping amputation hazards

Unguarded stone-cutting machines pose risks
February 19, 2013

OSHA's latest Safety and Health Information Bulletin warns landscaping employers and workers of the hazards involved in using stone-cutting machines and explains methods to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury when operating these types of machines.


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VPP under the microscope again

Do OSHA national emphasis programs work?
February 18, 2013

The Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General (OIG) plans on investigating several programs within OSHA in 2013, according to Aaron Trippler, government affairs director of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The OIG will be taking a look at the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).


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Hazmat emergency? There’s an app for that

February 14, 2013

With nearly one million hazmat shipments a day across the United States, being prepared for accidents is crucial. “The safety record for these shipments is good, but unfortunately, accidents occasionally happen,” according to the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).


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