Items Tagged with 'occupational safety'


Ga. manufacturer celebrates a million hours without a lost time incident

April 23, 2014

The bigwigs came from as far away as Denmark when hundreds of Wheelabrator 200 employees and guests gathered together last month to mark a special event: one million hours without a lost time incident.

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Safety advocates prepare for Workers' Memorial Day, April 28

April 18, 2014

The annual commemoration of those killed on the job is fast approaching, and a variety of organizations are getting ready to hold solemn events on April 28. While Workers’ Memorial Day is observed around the globe, this will be its 25th anniversary in the United States.

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NAOSH Week 2014: May 4-10 – “Make Safety A Habit”

March 5, 2014

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, or NAOSH Week, occurs every year during the first full week of May. Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day (OSHP Day) falls on the Wednesday of that week. ASSE urges everyone to get involved in NAOSH Week in an effort to better educate the public about the positive benefits a safe workplace provides not only for workers, but for their families, friends, businesses, their local communities and the global community.

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Statement by Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels on death of former assistant secretary

Joe Dear "made a series of lasting impacts"
March 4, 2014

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels today issued the following statement on the passing of former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Joseph Dear: "We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Assistant Secretary Joe Dear. While he served in many roles throughout his life, Joe was always a tireless advocate for worker safety and health.

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30th Annual National VPPPA Conference

Best practices and workshops amid waterfront wonders
March 4, 2014
An estimated 3,000 attendees are expected at the 30th Annual National VPPPA Conference, which will be held at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

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Occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector

January 1, 2014
The wind energy sector is growing quickly as a result of the EU 2020 Strategy objectives for climate and energy policy.

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Advocacy groups advise OSHA on ways to safeguard temp workers

“We fear retaliation”
November 8, 2013

OSHA’s effort to protect temporary workers got some input recently from a coalition of workplace safety groups, worker centers and public health professionals, who presented agency chief Dr. David Michaels with recommendations during a recent forum in Boston devoted to the subject.

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Can’t get a handle on the OS&H workforce

So many people contribute to safety it’s hard to quantify it
November 4, 2013
When we visualize data in the NIOSH funded report, crunch numbers, and acquire additional data, who OS&H pros are just doesn't add up.

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Hook2Hook Coil Tether

October 22, 2013

The Python Safety patent pending Hook2Hook Coil Tether is a tool lanyard that is third-party load rated for 5lbs (2.3kg). Designed to stay out of the way when not in use, the coil is only 5 inches when relaxed but stretches up to 62 inches when needed.

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Leadership regrets

October 16, 2013

In last week's blog, I told a story of an employee directing traffic at a fast-food restaurant opening. Thinking about that incident made me think about the thoughts of the managers at the local store and even at the corporate office if he had been hit and injured while in the path of one of the hundreds of cars arriving at the restaurant.

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ASSE's Safety 2013 Review

A photo gallery from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 24 to 27. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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In this month's issue of ISHN, check out features about safety in the oil and gas industry.

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