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Road warriors spin weary travel horror stories

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The NSC Congress & Expo takes on more of an international flavor each year. As per usual in recent years, you have the “China Village,” a group of dozens of small mostly PPE Chinese suppliers separated by thin white pegboard walls.


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National Safety Congress announces pivotal safety contributors

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DuPont was awarded Monday morning at the 2013 NSC Congress and Expo opening session for integrating environmental, health and safety management with business operations as a cornerstone of corporate financial prosperity.


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The Campbell Institute identifies eight characteristics of successful leading indicators

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The Campbell Institute – the National Safety Council’s center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management – has introduced a new white paper, “Transforming EHS Performance Measurement through Leading Indicators” at the 2013 NSC Congress & Expo.


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OSHA’s Top 10 violations announced at 2013 NSC Congress & Expo

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1 – 1926.501 Fall Protection (8,241 total violations
2 – 1910.1200 Hazard Communication (6,156 violations)
3 – 1926.451 Scaffolding (5,423)


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2013 NSC Congress & Expo kicks off

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The National Safety Council is hosting its 2013 NSC Congress & Expo in Chicago, Sept. 28 to Oct. 4. Chicago is the hometown for the NSC, founded in 1913 – one hundred year’s ago. 


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Mark your calendar: iSHN Virtual Safety Expo 2013 coming November 12

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The fourth annual iSHN Virtual Safety Expo (2013 edition) presented by ISHN will be here before you know it. To attend, all you need to do is fill out the form to register on ISHN’s homepage. Click on the Virtual Trade Show icon in the right column. Or go straight to www.ishnvirtual.com. The event is free. Here is the lineup of speakers and presentations:


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Empathy can be exhausting

What we ask of today’s leaders doesn’t come easy
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The American Society of Safety Engineers’ Safety 2013 meeting, held this past June in steamy Las Vegas, featured an educational session titled, “Transformational Leadership – A Key Element in the Journey to World Class.”


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After OSHA’s silica proposal, the deluge?

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It’s been such a long time since OSHA issued a major standards proposal covering millions of workers, such as its recent silica dust proposed rule, it’s fair to ask: Are the standards floodgates opening? (I’m not counting hazcom revised/GHS, which was more or less forced on the U.S. and OSHA by globalization.)


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Make needlestick injuries a "never" event

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Needlestick and sharps injuries affect more than half a million healthcare personnel every year, creating more than $1 billion in preventable healthcare costs every year and an immeasurable emotional toll on millions of healthcare personnel, according to a Safe in Common review of U.S. healthcare industry statistics.


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Eye protection for infection control

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends eye protection for a variety of potential exposure settings where workers may be at risk of acquiring infectious diseases via ocular exposure.


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