Articles by Maureen Paraventi

Top OSHA Violations: Fall protection

With nearly $20 million in penalties across all industries, fall protection topped the list of OSHA’s most frequently cited standards during fiscal year 2014


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Ebola exposure: Is the supply of respirators adequate?

The statistics are grim. At the time this issue went to press, the current Ebola epidemic had killed upwards of 7,000 people – more than all other known Ebola outbreaks combined.


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How to reduce the high fatality rate in oil & gas

The rapid growth of the oil and gas extraction industry in the U.S. has provided a wealth of new jobs and a burst of economic vitality for many states, but at a cost.


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Strange bedfellows?

Beverage makers, health alliance agree to reduce soda calories

In light of recent news stories showing a strong link between the consumption of sugary drinks and obesity, the collaboration announced this week between the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Beverage Association (ABA) may come as a surprise to some people.


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Companies are transporting poorly packaged hazmat by air

Workers, the environment being endangered

UPS and Fedex workers at three different locations were potentially exposed to hazardous materials, because companies shipping toxic chemicals by air failed to comply with labeling and packaging regulations, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


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Whew! What a relief-

Luxury foreign cars don't have to meet U.S. safety standards

If you plan on buying a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Jaguar, you don’t need to worry that your vehicle doesn’t meet federal safety standards. Those makes and others will be allowed to be imported into the U.S., even though they don’t fully comply with safety requirements, under an exemption announced recently by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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New website helps future public health professionals sort out educational options

Public Health Online is less than six months old, but its goal is an ambitious one: to provide students, parents and general readers with accurate and expert-driven information and resources about public health topics, careers and the post-secondary educational landscape.


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Backers, supporters square off over OSHA’s injury/illness tracking proposal

Bid to publicly post data draws most attention

OSHA’s proposal to improve the tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses will either improve worker safety or pose an undue burden on employers. Those are among the reactions being voiced by safety advocates and industry groups as OSHA holds public meetings on the proposal.


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Challenges for emergency eyewashes and showers

Emergency eyewashes and showers are necessary in many different industries and a variety of worksites.


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How to keep retail workers safe during Black Friday

This is fifth anniversary of trampling death of Wal-Mart employee

It’s that time of year again, when retailers draw unusually large numbers of consumers into stores with deep discounts for an annual shopping binge known as Black Friday. The financial success of the event has motivated retailers to open their doors even earlier, offer bigger sales and advertise heavily.


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Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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