Articles by Maureen Paraventi

Truckers roll toward fatigue rule compliance date

Industry says it will affect productivity, increase driver fatigue
By Maureen Paraventi
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A new rule that limits the number of hours truckers can drive takes effect July 1st – but that’s not stopping the debate over it. Under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours-of-service rule, drivers will be able to drive 12 fewer hours per week and will be required to take regular 34-hour rest periods that include pre-dawn hours of two straight days, under the rule.


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There’s no excuse for not installing emergency showers & eyewashes

By Marisia Makowski and Maureen Paraventi
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Companies cite various reasons for failing to install emergency showers and eyewash stations where needed.


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How to safely work around electricity

By Maureen Paraventi
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Every 30 minutes in this country a worker is injured so severely from electricity that he or she loses productive work time – an average of 13 days away from the job


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Would you pay your employees to lose weight?

Rising health care costs may lead to new approaches
By Maureen Paraventi
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The recent decision by pharmacy giant CVS Caremark to require employees who receive health insurance through the company to disclose their weight is raising red flags among patient privacy advocates, but it does reflect the need for companies to hold down health care costs.


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Students will rub elbows with OEHS veterans at Safety 2013

Career guidance, learning opportunities beckon
By Maureen Paraventi
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Although the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) says a majority of those attending Safety 2013 June 24-27 in Las Vegas will have many years of experience in the safety field, lots of students are expected to participate in the convention as well.


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New salvo fired in soda wars

Global health hazard? Or tasty beverage?
By Maureen Paraventi
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In a development that’s certain to generate controversy, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health say they’ve linked sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks to 180,000 deaths worldwide each year


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Who will be at Safety 2013?

Manufacturing, public sector safety pros most numerous
By Maureen Paraventi
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According to the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), attendees who will make their way to Las Vegas for Safety 2013, June 24-26, are predominantly highly experienced safety professionals, with 78% having more than 10 years experience in their field.


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Safety 2013? There’s an app for that

Lets you keep track of speakers, schedule
By Maureen Paraventi
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Attendees of Safety 2013 will soon be able to download an app for their iPhone, iPad or Android that will allow them to make the most of their convention experience.


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Viva Las Vegas!

See the Eiffel Tower, get married in the Chopper Chapel while at Safety 2013
By Maureen Paraventi
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At Safety 2013, you can be in three different places – two different counties – at once: Las Vegas, New York and Paris. Las Vegas, of course, is the city playing host to the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) annual convention that takes place June 22-28.


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Where are all the leaders?

Safety 2013 sessions cover that and more
By Maureen Paraventi
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From the general (EHS leadership) to the specific (industry specific, that is), sessions that will be held at Safety 2013, June 24-27 in Las Vegas, represent both long-standing topics and emerging challenges.


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