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Abstracts at AIHce 2014 will cover emerging trends in worker health and safety
May 12, 2014

Eleven abstracts to be presented at the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) will reveal some exciting new strategies to protect worker health.  These approaches range from advancing the safety culture in academic laboratories to minimizing the risks to workers in healthcare settings.


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OSHA uses new video to promote I2P2

May 9, 2014

OSHA has produced a new seven-minute video that explains how an injury and illness prevention program (I2P2) can enhance workplace safety and health. The “We Can Do This”  video shows a variety real-life workplaces and features commentary by OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels, a strong proponent of I2P2.


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OSHA deputy outlines agency priorities

May 8, 2014

Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary at OSHA, give a quick, 20-minute snapshot of his agency’s current priorities on Wednesday, May 7 at an event sponsored by ASSE – “Occupational Safety & Health in Global Workforce Sustainability.” The half-day meeting was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Temp worker safety was at the top of Barab’s list. OSHA is concerned about fatalities among inexperience temps, many who will work numerous “first days on the job” in a year.


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Friends of NIOSH defend ERCs, ag and fishing program

May 8, 2014

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has a lot of friends. In a recent letter, more than 150 organizations that make up the “Friends of NIOSH” urged congressional leaders to disregard President Obama’s proposed elimination (in his FY 2015 budget) of Education and Research Centers (ERCs) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Program and maintain funding for them, as well as for NIOSH’s other programs.


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A People Based Safety (PBS) program

May 8, 2014

One of my clients in South Africa (ZA) instituted a People Based Safety (PBS) program about four years back. As you recall this was the time the Football (soccer) World Cup was hosted by ZA in 2010.


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Workers at Wisc. plant burned by acid after company ignores its own policy

May 7, 2014

Seven workers at a South Milwaukee manufacturing plant directed to clean up after an acid spill suffered burns and other injuries, resulting in six OSHA violations and proposed penalties of $166,000.


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Study finds high rate of highway work zone crashes in U.S.

May 6, 2014

Forty-five percent of highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America).


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Severe weather cleanup brings special hazards to workers

May 6, 2014

Extreme weather, such as the recent spate of violent storms – including tornadoes -- that tore through a large swathe of the U.S. can leave behind widespread damage and pose unique dangers for those doing the recovery and cleanup work.


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ISHN 2014 Readers' Choice Awards — Winning products announced

May 5, 2014

Thousands of ISHN subscribers voted online for today's top safety products in ISHN’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. The results are in and ISHN is proud to share the second-annual list of winning entries.


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The show won’t go on

OSHA investigating Rhode Island circus accident
May 5, 2014

All of those injured in a circus performance Sunday in Rhode Island are reportedly recovering from their injuries. The Ringling Brothers circus accident occurred when a circular metal platform suddenly fell from the rigging, causing the eight performers who were suspended from it by their hall to fall 35 feet to the ground.


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